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Pakistan missionary promotes Christian unity and education for the country's future
AsiaNews spoke with Fr Robert McCulloch, an Australian-born priest with 34 years in Pakistan. President Zardari has recently recognised his work with a major award. For the clergyman, minorities are "discriminated, not persecuted". In his view, education is crucial for social development. Although he has moved to Rome recently, he is often back to the country of mission.
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Former Indonesian President defends a Catholic church
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