Bangladesh Church officials wary of Taliban links

Government ties with the Taliban might encourage local religious extremists, church officials say UCA News reporter Published: August 17, 2021 09:40 AM GMT Catholic Church officials in Muslim-majority Bangladesh have expressed caution over any possible government ties with the Taliban following their takeover of Afghanistan, fearing it might encourage and embolden fanatic elements in the… Read More

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Bangladesh church attacked twice by Buddhist radicals after weeks of threats: report

13 August 2021 A small Christian church in southeastern Bangladesh was attacked and destroyed twice amid weeks of threats from radical Buddhists against Christians who refused to re-convert to Buddhism. Many believers in the community are reportedly displaced from their homes. Local reports say two attacks on the church in the village of Suandrapara in… Read More

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Bangladeshi Catholic youth groups help Covid-hit families

Diocesan units distribute food among poor families as the pandemic spirals out of control Stephan Uttom, Natore Published: July 22, 2021 05:50 AM GMT Catholic youth organizations are chipping in to help Covid-affected people in Bangladesh as the pandemic spirals out of control in the densely populated Muslim-majority nation. Bangladesh Catholic Students’ Movement’s (BCSM) St.… Read More

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Anger over harassment and arrest of Bangladeshi journalist

Award-winning senior investigative reporter is charged with violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act UCA News reporter, Dhaka Published: May 19, 2021 06:48 AM GMT A Catholic official has joined journalists, media watchdogs and rights campaigners to condemn and demand justice over the harassment and arrest of a prominent Bangladeshi journalist on charges of violating the British colonial-era… Read More

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