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Pakistan´s loneliest church celebrates
Christmas in Taliban country

Reuters, by Mehreen Zahra-Malik

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/25/2012 4:50:50 AM

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan-This Christmas, pastor Nazir Alam will stoke up a fire, lay a fresh cloth on the altar and welcome parishioners as they arrive at his church in Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal area known as an al-Qaeda haven. "The lights are all up, and the choir boys are ready. The church is looking its best," said 60-year-old Alam, a former missionary who has celebrated his last ten Christmases there. "There´s not much left to do but to pray and rejoice." Outsiders might see little cause for joy. Pakistan is the sixth most dangerous country in the world for minorities,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MrYules, 12/25/2012 9:14:00 AM     (No. 9082898)

Pastor Alam and his parishioners are courageous people. God bless them and keep them this Christmas and beyond. Merry Christmas.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: berthabutt, 12/25/2012 5:19:52 PM     (No. 9083348)

Amen!

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