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In Pakistan, Christian families face destruction of their homes

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“We are being made homeless. Our law suppresses the weak in service of the powerful. Our dreams have been broken.”

Nun faces conversion charges in central India

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“This was the first time in my close to two decades of teaching that I faced a situation where I could be arrested for a crime that I never even thought of.”

In Indonesia ‘it is time for Catholics to speak up’

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“Ideally, laws based on Islamic teachings should only apply to Muslims. In practice, however, such laws are applied to all with no exceptions.”

In Indonesia, anti-Christian terrorist attacks will remain part of the landscape

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In Indonesia, conservative and sometimes violent Islamist tendencies have been on the rise in recent years.

Myanmar: ACN calls for prayers

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“I am shaken by the news that has reached us from Myanmar—the degree of brutality with which the security forces are apparently prepared to shoot anyone whom they see on the streets.”

Pakistani Catholics volunteer to protect churches against terrorist attacks

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“Everybody is afraid of the terrorists. But we stand for the One who protects us all. Our faith tells us that God won’t let us down. Therefore, we perform our duties with complete passion and avoid negative thinking.”

Suicide bombers strike at cathedral in Indonesia

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“The suicide bombing is not only the concern of Catholics but also the concern of all the entire nation and the Indonesian state.”

In Myanmar, cardinal urges protestors not to turn to violence

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“All faith traditions adhere to non-violence because all violence is intrinsically evil. Violence brings greater violence. I unconditionally condemn ail acts of violence against unarmed civilians.”

In Pakistan, the road is paved with faith and glory

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“Our parents have taught us to be silent when it comes to discourse of religion. Poor Christians cannot face mobs or expensive and lengthy court cases. Our police and lawyers are known for siding with the rich and minting money.”

Church backs program protecting Pakistan’s minority girls

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“The pressure in courts from extremist groups, the biased attitude of police, the fear of harm from the abductor, and stigma force the victim to often give a statement in favor of her abductor.”

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