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Fear at Christmas in Bangladesh as two bishops receive death threats
Mgr Bejoy D'Cruze, bishop of Shylet, and Mgr Paul Panen Kubi, bishop of Mymenshing, received threatening text messages. Since October, 37 Christian leaders have received threats, including Nirmal Rozario, secretary of the Bangladesh Christian Association. "Since Christians are a minority, their life is very vulnerable,” he said.
17/08/2016 14:40:00 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh says goodbye to Fr Homrich, a missionary of the Garo people
The 88-year-old priest decided to return to the United States for health reasons and after receiving death threats from Islamic extremists. A defender of the tribal north of the country, he has published hymns and prayers in the Garo language. He founded at least 30 schools to give children an education.
22/03/2016 12:16:00 BANGLADESH
Muslim convert to Christianity slaughtered
The man’s name was Ali Hossain Sarkar and he was 68 years old. In 1999 he converted to Christianity. He was a highly respected health worker and had defended the country in the war for independence from Pakistan. His attackers are unknown, but police fear it is a murder with a religious background. Bangladesh is among the most repressive countries towards Christians.
Orissa: death threats against Christian witnesses in murder case against BJP politician
Witnesses are being intimidated in order to force them not to testify against Manoj Pradhan, who has been charged in seven murder cases. In the village of Neelungia, Christians are told to pay 4,000 rupees if they want to get back to their homes, whilst Hindus demand they withdraw accusations against those who carried out the pogrom.
Easter under heavy security for Catholics of Bangladesh
More than 300,000 faithful participated in Sunday Mass in the capital and in the five dioceses of the country. During the entire Triduum, the police monitored the churches 24 hours a day out of fear of attacks.
07/07/2016 14:58:00 BANGLADESH
Death threats for Christian and Hindu traders
The death threats from a banned Islamic group demand store owners enforce eight specific rules. These include having a copy of the Koran, serving beef in Hindu restaurants, not allowing women workers, removing Christian sacred images.
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