Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017 Last year proved beyond all doubt that journalists are terrible at predicting the future. Few commentators foresaw Brexit, the emergence of François Fillon in France or Donald Trump’s presidency. With that in mind, we offer this guide to 10 topics that are likely… Continue reading Ten stories to watch in 2017

Christian convert stabbed to death by Islamic State said he was aware of the dangers he faced

The barbaric Islamic militant group ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the killing of Hussein Ali Sarkar, a Christian convert stabbed to death on Tuesday in Bangladesh. According an online group that monitors extremist activity, Islamic State said on Twitter that a “security detachment” killed the “preacher” to be a “lesson to others”. Ali Sarkar, aged… Continue reading Christian convert stabbed to death by Islamic State said he was aware of the dangers he faced

Italian Priest shot

Fr. Piero Arolari was shot on his bicycle on his way to a parish in Northern Bangladesh. Witnesses attested that the three shooters approached the Priest from behind using a motorbike to approach him as he pedaled his bicycle before shooting at the priest. The assailants fled after the attack. Fr Piero Arolari, 57, suffered bullet wounds to… Continue reading Italian Priest shot