» 03/22/2016, 12.16
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.
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.
Bangladesh: Muslim by birth, Christian for love of Christ (more than husband)
Maria and Teresa converted to Christianity to marry. But their marriages have proved unsuccessful: the husband of the first is a drunk and violent, and the second will not work. Both, however, choose to remain faithful to their men and to Christ. "A different love," says Maria, "which makes me happy."
03/11/2016 09:23:00 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, Hindu temples and faithful attacked over false image "insulting Islam"
At least 15 temples assaulted, houses and stores ransacked. Islamic radicals have sought Hindus house by house. The violence triggered by a photo depicting the god Shiva sitting on the Kaaba, the holiest site of Islam.
Bangladesh, Islamic extremists attack Protestant school: students and teachers injured
The incident happened in the district of Gazipur. Muslim radical leaders spread rumors that the institution “forces” students to convert to Christianity.
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.
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