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For the first time, a Bangladeshi is knighted by Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain
Fazle Hasan Abel, founder of one of the biggest NGOs in the world, was recently honoured for his work, which includes helping 110 million in Bangladesh.
Religious leaders call for dialogue and cooperation to save Bangladesh
In Dhaka, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian leaders take part in an interfaith seminar to discuss the country's current situation. For Christian professor, an "image of Bangladesh could emerge as that of a moderate Islamic country, where religious and ethnic minorities live in harmony."
Dinajpur celebrates Sister Gaetanina, 50 years in the service of the Bengali Church
The religious belongs to of Catechist Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Angels founded in 1951 by then Bishop Joseph Obert, PIME. For 16 years, she led the sisters, pushing for more education and a greater role in society. In a male-dominated society, she managed to hold fast to her vocation and boost the contribution of women to the Church and the country.
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A nursing home in Gazipur for elderly and sick "Tumilia sisters"
Called ‘Shanti Bhavan’ (House of Peace), it is home to ten patients. Some of them have lost their hearing; others are bedridden; all have served in hospitals, schools and parishes. “Each congregation should open a nursing home for its members, old and sick, so as to give them hope that they will be cared for”.
In Dhaka, Bangladeshi nuns treat the sick with loving smiles
Following the example of Mother Teresa, Sister Mary Orpa of the Sisters of Mary Queen of Apostles, helps children hospitalised in Dhaka irrespective of caste or creed. For her, “If you treat a patient with a smile, loves spreads everywhere”.
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Eleven Christians elected in local elections in Mymensingh
Voting took place yesterday in 56 Union Parishad, the country’s smallest administrative units. There are 4,554 in Bangladesh. “Once we were forced to flee to India because of persecution by Muslims. Later we realised that to save ourselves as a minority in this country, we had to get involved in politics,” said Protestant leader.
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