Buddhist radicals attack Christian church in Sri Lanka
Catholic World News - September 20, 2013
Led by a Buddhist monk, a group of radical Sinhalese Buddhists attacked a Protestant church in Sri Lanka during a prayer service, according to media reports. The pastor and his mother were injured in the attack.
A Buddhist attorney told AsiaNews that “such attacks show that there is a political agenda that aims to unite the Buddhists.”
Earlier this year, a Catholic bishop warned of the rise of a “Buddhist Taliban” in Sri Lanka.
The nation of 21.5 million is 69% Buddhist, 8% Muslim, 7% Hindu, and 7% Christian; almost all Christians are Catholic.
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