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Sisters from the Daughters of the Sacred Heart with Christian children

Sisters from the Daughters of the Sacred Heart with Christian children

August 2015

ISRAEL/PALESTINE: "An insult to peace"
21 August 2015
Latin Patriarchate condemns Israeli authority's decision to resume construction of West Bank Barrier

IRAQ: Leader of Iraq's Christians calls for national plan to stop Daesh
7 August 2015
The leader of the Chaldean Church has sent a statement addressed to the Iraqi government calling on the leaders of the Iraqi government to counter extremists.

IRAQ: ACN announces vital new help for Iraqi refugees - one year after they fled
6 August 2015
ACN has announced a series of key projects to help Christian refugees in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

July 2015

SYRIA: Extremists are seizing West's military support says Patriarch
28 July 2015
Head of Melkite Church warns that arms for "moderates" are ending up in the hands of Daesh (ISIS), and warns of an upsurge in Christians fleeing Syria.

PAKISTAN: New hope for Asia Bibi
23 July 2015
Pakistan expert, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, welcomed the court review of Asia Bibi's death sentence for blasphemy.

DR CONGO: Training for terrorism aged nine
20 July 2015
New reports sent to ACN have revealed Islamist training camps for children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

UK/SYRIA: Stepping up the pace for Syria
13 July 2015
The ACN team participated in British 10k London Run for people caught in a war zone on Sunday.

SOUTH SUDAN: Forced to survive on grass
10 July 2015
ACN fact-finding trip reveals scale of crisis for people in South Sudan.

SYRIA: Release Father Aziz now!
9 July 2015
Charity head pleads on behalf of yet another priest abducted in Syria.

ARMENIA/INTERNATIONAL: Armenian people are still suffering
8 July 2015
100 years on, Armenians still suffer the consequences of the genocide.

SYRIA: Make Fr Frans a saint!
6 July 2015
Fr Ziad Hilal, a friend and colleague of Fr Frans, a Jesuit priest killed in Homs last year, extols his saintly virtues.

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