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Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa

Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa

January 2016

IRAQ: Grief over destruction of historic monastery
25 January 2016
Iraq's oldest Christian monastery has been destroyed by Daesh.

INDONESIA: Sounding the bell of alarm
21 January 2016
Recent terrorism attacks in Indonesia should "serve as an alarm bell" according to priest in the country.

SOUTH KOREA: Bishop's gift of solidarity
20 January 2016
Episcopal jewellery of Reverend Canon Monsignor Cecil Richard Rutt gifted to Cardinal in South Korea in a show of solidarity and love.

SYRIA: Starved into submission
14 January 2016
Rebels as well as Gov't are denying food aid, says charity projects chief. Entire communities at risk of starvation as aid convoys are denied access.

UK: Prince's gift for persecuted Christians
11 January 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales has made a donation in aid of suffering Christians in the Middle East.

PHILIPPINES: Is Mindanao another Iraq?
7 January 2016
In the wake of attacks on Christmas Day against Christians and others, the violence in Mindanao has been compared to the situation in Iraq.

ETHIOPIA: Aid sent out as famine crisis worsens
6 January 2016
Aid sent to Ethiopia as famine affects a reported 10.2 million people.

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