Christians wary of Bangladeshi PM’s ‘Christian State’ remarks

(UCAnews reporter).

Top Christian organizations have expressed surprise and shock after Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accused Christians of plotting to carve out a “Christian state” of their own by taking parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar.

“We, the Christians of Bangladesh, and their leaders — the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (CBCB) and the United Forum of Churches (UFCB) are surprised and worried,” said a joint statement issued on May 26.

In today’s globalized and secularized world, the idea of a ‘Christian state’ is absurd, said the statement signed by Archbishop Bejoy N. D’Cruze of Dhaka, the president of CBCB and UFCB.

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