Afghan Christians worship in secret

| 27/02/2009

(Christian Science Monitor): The worshippers close their eyes, bow heads, hold hands, and speak their hopes and prayers out loud. "I praise God for reconciling between my father-in-law and his stepdaughters…. Prayer works!" rejoices one. "I pray for … the sanctity of marriage," says another. "I give thanks for not being hit in the explosion today, and for suicide bombers staying away," a third intones, the sound of a chopper almost drowning him out. "Amen," they sing, a group of men and women in neat camouflage fatigues, pistols strapped on their legs and chests and Bibles open in their hands.

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