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Bangladesh: archbishop struck by stone as Islamists go on rampage

Catholic World News - September 21, 2011

Islamists seeking the release of prisoners detained on war-crimes charges went on a rampage in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, burning cars and looting shops. The nation’s leading prelate, Archbishop Paulinus Costa, was struck by a stone as he was exercising in a park next to his cathedral.

“I haven’t seen clashes like this for 20 years,” said Father Kamal Corraya. “We’re lucky no Church buildings were affected, even though the road outside the cathedral looked like a battlefield.”

0.2% of the nation’s 144.2 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics. 83% are Muslim, and 16% are Hindu.

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