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Bangladesh: A Christian missionary shot by terrorists recovering speadily



An Italian Christian missionary who was shot by terrorists few days back is now reportedly recovering from the bullet injury.

According to details, an Italian missionary namely Father Piero Parolari, who was shot in the neck by Islamic State terrorists. Father Piero is a missionary and a doctor with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) and was serving in Bangladesh till being shot by three unknown men.

Father Piero was shot when he was riding his bicycle to St Vincent Hospital, as soon as he was shot he fell off his bicycle, and became unconscious. He is not alone in the list of Christians being targeted by terrorists, majority of those targeted are clergy and Christian leaders who are either being killed or injured by the radical Islamists in Bangladesh.

In this regard, Aid to the Church in Need reports Bishop Sebastian Tudu of Dinajpur told stating that Father Parolari is currently not completely healed but is recovering from the bullet injury which he had sustained on November, 18, 2015.

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Father Piero Parolari, is currently under treatment in a military hospital in Dhaka. Doctors say that although the 64-year-old, injured Father Piero is out of danger yet his injuries are severe. “The attackers targeted his head but missed it, the bullet hit his neck instead and it passed it through. It was a miracle, he was saved by God,” the bishop said.

While he is being treated in the military hospital, the military personnel deployed at his security do not allow visitors other than Father Parolari’s colleagues into his room, just for five minutes only. Moreover, authorities say that as soon as the doctors will give a green signal that Father Parolari can travel, he will be sent back to Italy.

Moreover, Bishop Tudu said that as a result of attack on Father Parolari; government has requested all foreigners to shun going out without informing the local police. Furthermore, the government has also urged all priests and Christian leaders to avoid travelling with informing the police.