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Clare Adamson MSP pledges her support for ACN's Solidarity Campaign in Scotland.

Clare Adamson MSP pledges her support for ACN's Solidarity Campaign in Scotland.

January 2015

IRAQ AND UNITED KINGDOM: Iraq bishop to speak at UK Parliament
26 January 2015
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, northern Iraq who is responsible for Christian refugee families who fled ISIS is set to speak to the UK Houses of Parliament.

SYRIA: Young people "deliberately targeted" in Homs bomb blast
23 January 2015
A priest in Homs, Syria claimed university students were targeted in a bomb blast that left 15 people dead and at least 50 injured.

NIGERIA: The West should send in military to defeat Boko Haram, says bishop
19 January 2015
Calling for outside military help to drive back Boko Haram, Bishop Dashe Doeme told ACN: "More than half of my diocese has now fled their homes".

HAITI: Aid to the Church in Need helping Haitian Church to help the people
16 January 2015
Five years after the devastating Haiti earthquake, a number of church-rebuilding projects have been completed and more projects are in the planning stage.

December 2014

IRAQ: Pope would be "100 percent" safe if he visited Iraq
23 December 2014
Pope Francis would be "100 percent" safe if he visited Iraq, according to the Patriarch of Baghdad, who has stressed the importance of such a trip to the country's dwindling Christian community.


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