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World news in brief

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26 April 2019

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A dog reacts as women wearing the traditional mantilla pass by in the procession Virgen de la Esperanza, during Holy Week, in Zamora, Spain. See gallery for more stories

A dog reacts as women wearing the traditional mantilla pass by in the procession Virgen de la Esperanza, during Holy Week, in Zamora, Spain. See galle...

 

Christian couple die in Greece buggy crash

TWO British teachers, Toby and Milly Savill, died when the vehicle that they were driving on the Greek island of Santorini fell into a 200-metre ravine on Palm Sunday. They were both small-group leaders at Hope Church, Vauxhall, in London. Mrs Savill’s father is the Vicar of St Mark’s, Kennington, Canon Steve Coulson. He told ITV news last week that the couple “were utterly devoted to one another”. The pair taught at separate schools in south London. Canon Coulson said: “Toby and Milly were passionate about their Christian faith, and we are being sustained by the same sure hope of Easter resurrection.”

 

British Mercy Corps aid worker killed in Nigeria

AN AID worker for the NGO Mercy Corps, Faye Mooney, was killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria, after being kidnapped. A Nigerian man was also shot dead in the attack, last Friday. Her family said that her bravery and belief in a better society “took her to places others feared”. She had worked for the charity for two years. The charity said that she led “efforts to counter hate speech and violence” in Nigeria. The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, The Rt Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, visited Kaduna last week, where he said that levels of insecurity in the state were “worrisome”. He chairs the Kaduna State Peace Commission.

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