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Leading Pakistani bishop: the Taliban ‘will stop at nothing now’

December 18, 2014

The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan condemned the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar and said that the attack showed the Islamic fundamentalist movement “will stop at nothing now.”

“The Taliban are prepared to carry out brutal attacks, killing school children, shooting them in the head,” Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi told Aid to the Church in Need.

“I don’t think it was a show of strength,” the prelate added. “It is more likely to be a last ditch attempt to show what they can do.”

Archbishop Coutts called for “sober” Christmas celebrations amid the national mourning and expressed gratitude for the prayers of fellow Catholics around the world.


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