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Latest update : 2011-11-10

Catholic TV flourishes in face of danger

It's a daring idea to launch a Christian television channel in a country that's 95% Muslim. In Pakistan, Christians don't always have the right to free expression but in spite of the risks, they are trying to consolidate their place in society. A Catholic TV channel was set up just over a year ago by Father Moris Jala. Staff and volunteer helpers keep things ticking over on a shoestring budget.

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2015-05-25 Lebanon

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2015-05-21 France

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