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Bangladesh: Nuncio to celebrate mass for victims of Dhaka attack

The Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh, Mgr. George Kocherry, will lead a funeral service in Dhaka tomorrow, in memory of the 20 people – including nine Italians – who were killed in the terrorist attack which took place last Friday at Holey Artisan Bakery.

 
The mass, which is to be held – without the bodies – in the Banani neighbourhood church seminary, will be concelebrated by the Archbishop of Dhaka, Mgr. Patrick D’Rozario and other priests, to underline “Church unity in the face of the terrorist threat,” one source said.

Yesterday, after being informed about the official death toll, the archbishop sent a message to the Italian Bishops’ Conference, saying that “Christians are praying for the leaders of Bangladesh at this critical time, that they may adopt all possible measures to protect the people, regardless of nationality, cast and creed”.