Thursday, August 18, 2005

Pakistanis Denied Visas for WYD

Faisalabad (AsiaNews) – Young Pakistani Catholics “do not enjoy full freedom of worship” and their presence in Cologne for the twentieth World Youth Day is “seriously restricted” by the attitude of the German Embassy in Pakistan.

Many hold that the German Embassy’s refusal to grant visas is linked to terrorist alerts in recent weeks and to ties between some terrorist cells in Europe and Pakistan.

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