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Stations of the Cross to support persecuted Christians

A Stations of the Cross for the Suffering Church is set to be held at St Peter and All Souls in Peterborough on March 23.


It’s aim and theme is to support persecuted Christians through the charity: Aid to the Church in Need, one of two charities nominated for support across the Diocese of East Anglia by Bishop Alan.

The spiritual pilgrimage, reflecting on the Stations of the Cross, it is being organised by Deacon Claudio Chiappinelli. He said: "On a recent East Anglian Diaconate retreat at Walsingham the theme was Persecuted Christians led by three members of the charity ACN.

"I have always had a soft place in my heart and dedicated some daily prayers for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ which I came to support through the charity Open Doors. Since the retreat it was clear that I need to do more to bring it home to our parishioners just what real suffering and faith means.

"I think Pope Francis once said that "there are more martyrs in this present age than all the previous ages put together!'

"So I thought I’d seize the moment during Lent and use the Stations of the Cross based on Persecuted Christians prepared by ACN."

The service will take place at St Peter's on Friday March 23 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

For more details contact Dcn Claudio on 07805 645550.

https://acnuk.org/

Pictured above is a Christian family in their home in the Nineveh Plains rebuilt thanks to funds from Aid to the Church in Need, after being forced out by Islamist terrorist groups in northern Iraq. Picture courtesy of ACN.

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