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ISIS claims responsibility for brutal murder of Catholic in Bangladesh

June 07, 2016

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the brutal murder of a Catholic layman in northwestern Bangladesh.

Sunil Gomes, 72, “attended Sunday prayers at my church and then went to his grocery store,” said Father Bikash Hubert Rebeiro, according to an Agence France-Presse report. “The next thing we know he was hacked to death.”

“I can’t imagine how anyone can kill such an innocent man,” Father Rebeiro added.

The priest told UCA News that “this seems a premeditated murder, an exceptionally brutal one which is unprecedented in this area, and people are afraid.”

 
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  • Posted by: mhains8491 - Jun. 07, 2016 7:22 PM ET USA

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.