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Bangladesh government fund makes generous donation to 26 Christian churches
The Christian Religious Welfare Trust gives US$ 27,500 to finance pastoral works and church renovation. The fund's goal is to contribute to national development by encouraging solidarity and brotherhood among people of different religions. The donation is "big deal for us," says a Catholic priest in a country where Christians are only 0.4 per cent of the population.
28/10/2010 VATICAN- INDIA
Trust and respect are the foundations of dialogue between Catholics and Hindus
Message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue on the occasion of Divali, the "Festival of Lights." Respect is of course the consideration that each person should have the dignity and the inalienable right of all means to be protected from all forms of violence, neglect or indifference.
Explosion in Dhaka might be attack against Christians
Papal nuncio visits site of incident.
Pressure on Catholic family to rob them of house and property
Muslim groups have shot at the house and have built a wall to expropriate the land, while the police fails to intervene. "Allah Akbar" in place of the cross. Other Christian families have had to leave the area.
Dhaka: Christian murdered for a cellphone, police deny version of theft
Swopon Mondol, a Baptist, died in hospital from serious injuries sustained during the beating. Police officer accuses "groups of studentsâ€ť from University of Dhaka of "committing violence." Blackmail and threats to his wife for reporting episode.
Tensions high in Boldipukur: Mission threatened
Unknown assailants warn the parish to withdraw the complaint filed after the attack on the church and the convent. The violence was not over money or an attack "in hatred of the faith." "It is likely - say local sources - that it was an attempt to intimidate nuns and priests and convince them to close a legal dispute over land ownership"
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