Wednesday, 5 May 2010


I have been asked to publish the following event organised by Aid to the Church in Need. I am happy to do this.

The Light of the World Sunday,
27th June at 2:00pm, followed by Mass at 5:30pm
The Oratory, Hagley Road,Birmingham B16 8UE

An opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of the challengesfacing Christians around the world – and how you are helping.Talks begin at 2:00pm, followed by Mass at 5:30pm.
We hope that Father Samir Khalil Samir SJ will be our guest of honour, speaking on Christianity and Islam in the Middle East. Father Samir is an Islamic scholar, semitologist, orientalist and Catholic theologian based in Lebanon.
Xavier Legorreta, Aid to the Church in Need’s Latin America Projects Head, will report on how your generous support has helped victims of the earthquake which struck Haiti in January.
Fresh from project trips, UK Director Neville Kyrke-Smith will speak about the Faith in Ukraine, while Head of Press and Information John Pontifex will report on Christianity in Pakistan. This event is free, but please reserve your place at or by calling 020 8642 8668 Refreshments will be provided at this event Many thanks and God bless Michael Cowie (Area Secretaries Coordinator ACN UK)

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