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News from the suffering Church around the world, sourced from Aid to the Church in Need's extensive network of contacts in more than 130 countries.

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Bishop Paul Simick with his flock before the earthquake (Image: ACN).

Bishop Paul Simick with his flock before the earthquake (Image: ACN).

April 2015

UNITED KINGDOM: Young Traditionalists pray for persecuted Christians
13 April 2015
Juventutem, a network for young Catholics with an attachment to the traditional Roman liturgy, will be having Masses offered for their suffering brothers and sisters.

UNITED KINGDOM: Overnight vigil planned in support of Iraqi Christians
10 April 2015
Aid to the Church in Need to team up with Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy to hold a vigil in support of persecuted Iraqi Christians and others who suffer oppression.

March 2015

SYRIA: Help for Syria and all across the world
9 March 2015
Christians and others fleeing Islamic State have been a key priority in ACN UK's latest help for the suffering Church.

SYRIA: Islamic State releases captives
2 March 2015
Reports state that the extremist group Islamic State has now released some of the Christian hostages it seized in north-east Syria last week.

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