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Pakistan: government demolishes Catholic buildings

Catholic World News - January 13, 2012

Without warning, the government of the eastern Pakistani province of Punjab has demolished a Catholic nursing home, girls’ school, convent, and chapel, leading to the destruction of Bibles, vestments, and other religious objects.

The Punjabi government claimed that a local official had ordered ownership of the property transferred to the government in 2007. Caritas, the Catholic charitable agency that manages the property, claims it was never informed of the alleged transfer.

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  • Posted by: Salome - Jan. 13, 2012 11:31 PM ET USA

    Nevertheless, I expect that Austin Ruse can find much common ground with the Pakistanis at the UN.

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