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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Faith on Display

Yahoo! News:
Hundreds of Christians have worshipped in the open air after a Muslim mob in eastern Pakistan burnt down churches over allegations that a Christian had desecrated the Koran. The crowd, including women wearing black armbands to protest Saturday's attacks, also demanded protection for the minority community in the small town of Sangla Hill. 'They held their Sunday mass and dispersed peacefully,' police officer Mohammad Asghar told AFP. A police contingent cordoned off the area near a gutted church in Sangla Hill, 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Lahore, capital of Punjab province. The crowd dispersed after Catholic Archbishop Lawrence Saldanaha advised them not to retaliate.
It takes a lot of guts to be a Christian in Pakistan. Good for them for refusing to retaliate, hopefully this will work towards healing.


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