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Smashed statute of the Blessed Virgin in church attack, DRC

Smashed statute of the Blessed Virgin in church attack, DRC

February 2017

They shall run and not be weary - Paris charity race
21 February 2017
Friends and staff of a leading Catholic charity's UK office are running the Fitbit Semi de Paris this March, joining European and Latin American colleagues, raising funds for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Neville Kyrke-Smith who returned from Lebanon on the 19 February said: "I have seen our ongoing commitment in Lebanon with ACN projects for refugees from Syria and Iraq in place now and for the future - the rebuilding of hope, the rebuilding of faith and the rebuilding of lives."

A spring of water welling up in glorious Kinshasa
16 February 2017
A contemplative community of religious Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) praying for persecuted Christians worldwide will have their future ensured by a new well - after a chronic shortage of water threatened their survival. ACN responded to the Sisters' urgent request by providing a grant to enable them to deepen the well so it reaches a new water source.

Religious Sisters supporting young women in need worldwide
3 February 2017
Vital help for Syrian mothers and children forced to flee violent extremism is one of nearly 100 new projects announced this month by the UK office of Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

January 2017

Church announces survival plan for Iraq's suffering Christians
31 January 2017
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil has unveiled plans to provide a future for Iraq's displaced Christians - despite fresh reports showing the extent of the destruction of their homes in the Nineveh Plains.

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