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Harry Potter books burned at Catholic parish in Poland

Images from the burning at Gdansk's Mother of Church parish were posted on Facebook by Catholic foundation SMS z Nieba (SMS from Heaven,) which uses unconventional means to carry out its religious work.

Syrian girl thanks JK Rowling for sending Harry Potter books

Bana Alabed says she likes to read "to forget the war" around her, as Aleppo is regularly bombed.

Her mother Fatemah tweeted the author to say she had watched the films and Bana would like to read the novels.

JK Rowling responded and digital copies of the books have been sent to Bana, who has shared pictures of herself reading them on a mobile phone.

Bana lives with her brothers, mother and father in Aleppo