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Missionary beaten in Pakistan; hundreds of Christians remain homeless

Catholic World News - March 18, 2013

Naeem Bhadhar, a Presbyterian pastor and missionary, was several beaten by Muslim extremists after he tried to organize a protest in Kalaswala, a village 85 miles from Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city.

The attack on Bhadhar came less than a week after a mob of 3,000 Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood in Lahore and set fire to 120 homes. The “poor Christians of the neighborhood are now living in the streets, desperate for food and other needs,” Lahore’s Daily Times reported. “Their children cannot attend school or college due to the destruction and fear.”

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