Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Outrage at murder of journalist couple
Protesters give home minister ultimatum to catch husband and wife killerTV journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi were killed by unidentified assailants on Saturday
- ucanews.com reporter, Dhaka
- February 13, 2012
The protesters gave the government an ultimatum that they would press for the home minister to quit unless the killer ofÂ Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi is arrested by the end of today.
The killings of Sarwar, a news editor at private TV channel Maasranga and his wife Runi, a senior reporter at ATN Bangla, another private TV channel, have shocked the nation.
Home Minister Sahara Khatun, who visited the scene of the crime, told reporters she had instructed law enforcement agencies to arrest whoever was responsible within 48 hours.
Journalists say the home minister has set her own deadline.
â€śWe want to have faith in your words. But if you fail to keep your promise, we'll take to the streets demanding your resignation,â€ť said Abdul Jalil Bhuyian, secretary-general of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), said at the protest yesterday.
The inspector general of police is scheduled to hold a press conference later today to brief journalists on the investigationâ€™s progress.
According to local rights body Odhikar at least 20 journalists were killed in Bangladesh from 2001-2011.