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A Hindu al-Qaeda, religious fundamentalism as a political tool
We want the government to condemn fanatical organisations and provide minorities much needed legal protection, Catholic leader John Dayal says.
Pakistan missionary promotes Christian unity and education for the country's future
AsiaNews spoke with Fr Robert McCulloch, an Australian-born priest with 34 years in Pakistan. President Zardari has recently recognised his work with a major award. For the clergyman, minorities are "discriminated, not persecuted". In his view, education is crucial for social development. Although he has moved to Rome recently, he is often back to the country of mission.
More then 300 tribal forced to reconvert to Hinduism
Christians are blackmailed and forced to renounce their faith, Mgr Bilung, Bishop of Rourkela (Orissa) says.
Former Indonesian President defends a Catholic church
Former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid (aka Gus Dur) is a moderate Muslim leader who says that religious freedom must be guaranteed for Catholics or he will take their case to court. Some 500 attacks have been reported in the country in the last 14 years.
Dhaka: Christian and Muslim volunteers helping street kids
A local priest and an Italian missionary start a project to help poor street kids by training locals, including street kids. Muslim woman says Brother Lucio, a PIME missionary, is a “model for my daughter”. Catholic teacher says that working for the children is like “loving Christ”.
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