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As attacked Dinajpur PIME missionary remains in stable condition, his fellow priests now under police escort
Fr Piero Parolari is recovering in the military hospital in Dhaka. He is in critical but stable condition. The military are providing security to the PIME community in Dinajpur and clergymen are required to travel with a military escort. Local missionaries had never been attacked before, but foreigners are now being targeted “after the murder of Italian humanitarian worker Cesare Tavella”.
04/01/2017 14:50:00 BANGLADESH
More than a hundred unlicensed madrasas in Bogra District
The mastermind behind the attack against Fr Piero Parolari came from the same district. Unlicensed Islamic schools are not monitored. Pupils are sometimes victims of abuse and torture. Their monthly fees are lower than those of state schools.
31/08/2016 13:10:00 BANGLADESH
Mastermind in Fr Parolari’s attack killed in Bangladesh
Khaled Hasan organised the attempted murder of Italian missionary. Fr Piero survived bullets that entered his neck and a bad fall that broke several ribs. Guns, hand-made bombs and bomb-making material were found in the terrorist hideout. PIME missionaries still live under police protection.
One of Fr. Piero Parolari's attackers confesses
Sariful Islam is a member of the Islamist group Jamaat-ul-Mujiahideen, banned by the local government. In addition to the ambush of the missionary of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, he also confessed the attack on a Hindu temple. Authorities meet Christian leaders and ensure maximum safety for the Christmas celebrations.
Bangladeshi inter-faith forum leader attacked
Alok Sen is the secretary of the Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Parishad, a forum that brings together Hindus, Buddhists and Christians. He was attacked as he left home. The reasons for this remain unknown but some fear it might be in retaliation to the hanging of two opposition political leaders.
Recuperating fast, Fr Piero soon to return to Italy
Three unknown assailants attacked Fr Piero Parolari. As his health improves, he can speak without difficulty and can walk. Doctors have reduced his drug dosage. He will soon be transferred to Rome’s Bambino Gesù Hospital to recuperate. Christian groups organise a human chain in Dinajpur.
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