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Bangladesh Prime Minister thanks Christian community for its contribution to the nation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Christmas thanks Christians for their contribution to the country. (Photo: Sumon Corraya)

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thanked the country’s Christian community for its contribution to the country.

“I express my best wishes and Merry Christmas to all the Christians of Bangladesh,” said the prime minister in a Christmas message.

“Jesus Christ came to this world to establish justice and peace. I always remember His words with great respect," she added.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivered her message via a video call during a Christian community program at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council auditorium in Dhaka.

The event was organized by the Bangladesh United Christian Community with the support of the Christian Religious Welfare Trust, a government organization.

"We all are human beings and we are created by the same creator that is why all the believers in Bangladesh can live together as brothers and sisters," said the prime minister.

"Jesus Christ taught us to do good to all human beings. Even the father of our nation sheik Mujibur Rahman believed it,” she added.

“We are trying to build up our country to establish equal rights for all people. At the same time, I appreciate to all of your good contributions for the development of the country," said the prime minister.

Bangladesh Church celebrated Christmas with the governments

Archbishop of Dhaka Bejoy N. D’Cruze thanked the prime minister for her attention to the small Christian community of Bangladesh.

"Let us pray for her so that she can lead the country appropriately and be enlightened by the wisdom of God," said Archbishop D’Cruze.

Portuguese missionaries brought the Christian faith to Bangladesh 400 years ago. Today the country has about a million Christians out of the 166 million population. - Nikhil Gomes


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