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Monday, 17 September 2012

Gunmen open fire on bus of nuns and Cathedral - one dead

The Catholic and Protestant dioceses in Hyderabad organized a joint protest against the 'Innocence of Muslims' film on 16th September.  While they were driving back from this protest is support of their Muslim countrymen, unknown gunman opened fire on a van in which nuns and other women were travelling, injuring the driver, Imran Masih.  In addition, unknown gunmen opened fire on the St Xavier church in Hyderabad, according to a source, killing a man known only as Mangi.

Vinny Masih of the BPCA said;

"This incident illustrates the level of hatred that is meted out on Christians.  Christians in Pakistan protested on behalf of Muslim's, in a show of solidarity,  yet became targets for another sickening attack. Our defenceless minority living there have become anathema to many despite so much positive contribution."