Muslims Shoot Italian Priest In Bangladesh

An Italian priest is fighting for his life in northern Bangladesh after being shot and seriously wounded by unidentified gunmen.

The attack on Wednesday is the latest in a series targeting foreigners in the country, which have been blamed on Islamic militant groups including Islamic State.

The priest, identified only as Piero, was riding his bicycle in the northern city of Dinajpur when gunmen on a motorbike shot him several times at close range before fleeing, a police inspector said.

  • The Butterfly

    I hope Fr. Piero understands that a true reading of the Koran opposes all forms of violence, just like Pope Francis teaches.