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Muslim patrols to protect churches in Mindanao

ICC Note:

In an interesting turn of events, young Muslim civilians have decided to help provide some protection to the Catholics celebrating “dawn masses” until Christmas.

12/21/07 Philippines (AsiaNews) In the predominantly Muslim island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines ordinary citizens have started nightly patrols in the streets around churches to allow Catholics to celebrate “dawn masses” until Christmas.

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Grateful to these young people who are providing “help and protection” during the Christmas period residents near these Christian places of worship are offering them food and drink.

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