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Stephen Rasche (left) with Fr Salim in Batnaya on the Nineveh Plains.

Stephen Rasche (left) with Fr Salim in Batnaya on the Nineveh Plains.

March 2017

SOUTH AMERICA: Ain't no mountain high enough... for the Sisters
10 March 2017
Religious Sisters are transforming communities across Latin America by travelling to isolated areas that have not seen a priest for years.

NIGERIA: Healing a "distorted, bloodied and corrupted society"
6 March 2017
The leader of Nigeria's Catholics has made an impassioned plea for peace and dialogue as the country faces violence, crippling economic crisis, and the threat of famine in the north-east, where militants continue to carry out attacks.

FRANCE: Splashing their way to the finish line
6 March 2017
A rain-soaked team from Aid to the Church in Need braved the cold wind and rain to complete a half marathon in Paris, raising money for suffering Christians in the Middle East.

SYRIA: Crisis continues despite ceasefire
1 March 2017
A Sister helping Christian families in war-torn Syria has revealed the severity of the on-going crisis across the country - despite the holding ceasefire.

February 2017

DRC: Upsurge in violent attacks against Church in Congo
23 February 2017
Following a series of attacks against the Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior Catholic leader has spoken about "a resurgence of fear, anger and indeed insecurity" in the country.

FRANCE: They shall run and not be weary - Paris charity race
21 February 2017
Friends and staff of a leading Catholic charity's UK office are running the Fitbit Semi de Paris this March, joining European and Latin American colleagues, raising funds for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

DRC: A spring of water welling up in glorious Kinshasa
16 February 2017
A contemplative community of religious Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo praying for persecuted Christians worldwide will have their future ensured by a new well - after a chronic shortage of water threatened their survival.

SYRIA: Religious Sisters supporting young women in need worldwide
3 February 2017
Vital help for Syrian mothers and children forced to flee violent extremism is one of nearly 100 new projects announced this month by the UK office of Aid to the Church in Need.

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