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Christian neighborhoods in Pakistan’s capital face demolition; church destroyed

Catholic World News - March 13, 2014

A Pakistani judge has ordered a municipal agency in Islamabad, the nation’s capital, to demolish at least ten poor neighborhoods in which 5,000 Christian families live, according to a Fides news agency report.

Elsewhere, Muslim extremists destroyed a Protestant church that was under construction in Okara district, which is located in the eastern province of Punjab.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Mar. 13, 2014 8:26 AM ET USA

    Are all our progressive Western prelates paying attention? Those prelates who constantly preach irenicism vis-à-vis Mohammedanism? Who mistakenly think unspeakable violence and hatred are an aberration rather than the heart and soul of Islam?

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