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Fr Frans van der Lugt speaking to the masses

Fr Frans van der Lugt speaking to the masses

June 2015

ISRAEL: Extremist Jews pose increased threat to Christians
19 June 2015
Bishop of Jerusalem warns of more violence following an arson attack on a church in Israel revered as the site of a miracle by Jesus Christ.

SYRIA & MIDDLE EAST: Do not lose faith in your neighbours
18 June 2015
Five Patriarchs of Antioch appeal to the Christian faithful to work with their Muslim neighbours to combat extremist beliefs.

INDIA: Keep your promise, Mr Modi
15 June 2015
Cardinal highlights pressing need for government action as attacks against Christians rise in India.

SCOTLAND: 1,200 Scottish youth stand up for persecuted Christians
12 June 2015
More than 1000 young people in Scotland took part in a Youth rally organised by Aid to the Church in Need in solidarity with suffering Christians around the world.

IRAQ: "We want to go home" says Archbishop of Mosul
11 June 2015
Archbishop of Mosul calls for more action to dislodge Islamic State. He argues governments should do step up efforts in Iraq to "free" Mosul and neighbouring Nineveh to allow Christians to return home.

INTERNATIONAL: Charity gives record aid
8 June 2015
Aid to the Church in Need paid out more than 73 million pounds for the first time in 2014, a record-breaking figure for the charity.

SYRIA: "Halt these monstrosities" Syrian bishop in desperate appeal for intervention from the West
1 June 2015
The Archbishop of Aleppo calls for Western intervention "to halt these monstrosities" being perpetrated in Syria and Iraq by members of ISIS.

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