Pakistan: missionary priest detained
Catholic World News - January 27, 2012
Bishop Andrew Francis of Multan, a city of 2.6 million in east-central Pakistan, is calling upon authorities to release Father Christi Silva, a Sri Lankan missionary priest who has ministered in the nation for eight years.
In May, the priest sought extension of his visa, but the government has not yet processed his request; he is now in jail on charges of residing in the county illegally.
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