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Persecution intensifies in India
More Christians are being attacked and killed in Orissa. Attacks on churches, convents, monastaries, houses and schools seems to be increasing week on week.
It is thought that local Maoist rebels are behind the attacks. Police have tried to stop the attacks - but they too are coming under attack from the violent mobs.
25 August was a high-point of violence: 40 Christian homes destroyed, patients and priests at a Christian hospital beaten, two Catholic priests missing, a Baptist church and several schools set alight and boys beaten at a hostel.
Horrifically, in the Konjamendi region, a priest suffered a terrible beating and a nun was raped. A Pastoral Centre has been destroyed and a van carrying the Sisters of Mother Teresa was attacked.