John Pontifex Visit

John visited Downside on Sunday 28th February to talk about his work.

John (U93) is the press officer for the Charity Aid to the Church in Need who work in more than 140 countries, helping Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. John has recently been in Syria and had some interesting insights into the situation there and how it is portrayed in the media. As the Islamic State gathers momentum in the Middle East it is more important than ever to support Christians in their battle to keep their faith and integrity. John firmly believes that the Church and its leaders have a wider part to play in bringing peace this war torn area where clearly the politicians are struggling to make an impact.