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Prelate laments Taliban attack against teenage activist

Catholic World News - October 12, 2012

Bishop Anthony Rufin of Islamabad-Rawalpindi condemned the Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Muslim girl in the Swat Valley known for her activism.

“God created man in his own image; every life is precious and belongs to him alone,” said the Pakistani prelate. “As a Christian community we express sympathy and solidarity towards Malala.”

“Christians are there, but for the priests it is difficult to reach the faithful because they lack the basic conditions of security, although in recent times the situation seems to have improved,” he added. “The Church in Pakistan is very committed to the education of girls, to contribute to their development and emancipation.”

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