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Take death threats seriously Philippine priests told

MANILA (UCAN): “I became a target of an assassination attempt by a death squad,” said Redemptorist Father Amado Picardal, who said he was fortunate because he received advance information about the plot. He said that his life has been in danger since he criticised killings linked to the deadly war on drugs of the administration of president, Rodrigo Duterte.
 
The priest, who relocated in fear for his life, warned fellow priests to take threats seriously but not to be cowed from speaking the truth.
 

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Protest against attacks on clergy in Bangladesh

DHAKA (UCAN): Christian clergy in Bangladesh say they are receiving death threats following a string of violent attacks on Church personnel over past weeks, responsibility for which is being claimed by militant Islamist groups.

Within a period of weeks up to November 26, at least seven Protestant ministers have received death threats in text messages. 

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