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Prince Charles to give video address at launch of Religious Freedom Report in Parliament (Image: ShutterStock)

Prince Charles to give video address at launch of Religious Freedom Report in Parliament (Image: ShutterStock)

October 2014

NIGERIA: Life is the country's cheapest commodity, laments bishop
24 October 2014
As refugees who fled Boko Haram attacks receive emergency aid from ACN, Bishop Doeme spoke out about their dire situation and the government's lack of effective action.

WORLDWIDE: Charity to release comprehensive religious freedom report
23 October 2014
Aid to the Church in Need will be releasing a new report examining the state of religious freedom around the world.

IRAQ: Mission of mercy
15 October 2014
Aid to the Church in Need announced four million Euros (more than three million Pounds) to help displaced families facing a cruel winter in Iraq: one of the largest aid packages in the charity's 67-year history.

UNITED KINGDOM: Europe ignores Christian persecution, claims Lebanese Archbishop
14 October 2014
Maronite Archbishop Elias Nassar called for solidarity with persecuted and oppressed Christians throughout the world at events in London and Glasgow organised by ACN.

IRAQ: Bishop says, "Our people have been abandoned"
6 October 2014
Archbishop Bashar Warda has accused the central government of Iraq of leaving displaced Christians to their fate.

September 2014

IRAQ: Church leader calls on United Nations to recognise genocide against Christians
19 September 2014
The leaders of Iraq's Christians made a plea to United Nations delegates to urgently address the growing refugee crisis as a freezing winter threatens the survival of those forced from their homes.

SYRIA: Aleppo is facing a slow death
8 September 2014
Following stark warnings about the future of Christians in Syria, Aid to the Church in Need has announced a new emergency aid package.

UNITED KINGDOM & IRAQ: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales helps Iraqi Christians
5 September 2014
HRH The Prince of Wales has made a personal donation to help Christians terrorised in northern Iraq and offered a heartfelt message of sympathy and support.

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