Asia Bibi Appeals for the Repeal of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

During the presentation of a report on religious freedom produced by a papal charitable foundation, Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges, appealed to her country’s government to put an end to this discriminatory law.

Hundreds of Christian Families Face Eviction From Their Homes in Pakistan

Over the past week, the houses of 450 Catholic families were destroyed in Pakistan, and those of 1,000 Christians will be bulldozed by government officials in upcoming days. The country’s Supreme Court ruled that the homes are on state-owned lands, and their presence makes the cities of Hyderabad and Karachi more flood-prone, since they block the path of rainwater to the sea.

Four Catholics Killed in Pakistan

Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack in southern Pakistan a day after the minority community celebrated Easter.

Pakistani Ministry Marks 25th Year in Diocese

On the first Sunday of Advent, the diocesan ministry to Pakistani immigrants marked its 25th anniversary with an evening Mass, celebrated in English and Urdu, and a reception at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Windsor Terrace.

Christians Are Not a New Target in Pakistan

The terrorist attack that killed more than 70 people in a Lahore park on Easter was not the first time that Christians in the Islamic country have been targeted, and observers say that, as things stand, it will not be the last time.