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America and Britain have helped to endanger minorities in the Middle East

Fr Frans van der Lugt was killed in Homs last year

A most annoying martyr

Fr Frans van der Lugt, who was shot dead by Islamists a year ago in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, was a man of unbelievable energy, stubbornness and courage

A grassroots campaign is under way in the US to fight the oppression of religious minorities

News comes as thousands prepare to be evacuated during a pause in fighting

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

In a letter released by ACN, Father Frans van der Lugt wrote about the desperate situation in Homs