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A child in Sierra Leone receives her shoebox (St Anselm’s College)

St Anselm’s College in Birkenhead have filled 800 shoeboxes with gifts

Dr Martin Salia, the U.S. surgeon originally from Sierra Leone, died yesterday (CNS photo courtesy Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service)

Dr Salia is sixth doctor in Sierra Leone to lay down his life treating the sick

Health workers pray before entering an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (Photo: CNS)

The charity is training priests, imams and other leaders to raise awareness about hygiene

Liberians wait outside the John F Kennedy Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (CNS)

Fr McDonald Nah has said Liberians ‘can’t even go to church’ due to spread of virus

Liberian residents of West Point wait for food rations to be handed out  in Monrovia, Liberia (CNS)

People are unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the deadly virus

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pontiff says it is a disgrace that people end up being ‘thrown away and abandoned’

Pope Benedict addresses the United Nations in 2008 (AP)

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Pupils from St Ambrose College in Cheshire visit Sierra Leone, the west African state that has suffered civil strife

Sixth formers at St Ambrose College have ‘life-changing experience’ on trip to Sierra Leone

The Makeni Warriors, a combined schools rugby team, beat the Swaziland Jackals

Makeni Warriors rejoice

Catholics students from Merseyside, Sierra Leone, Botswana and Swaziland played at a rugby festival on the Wirral