The priest highlighted the young people’s “amazing” response to what he called “an apocalypse” in which 300,000 families have been displaced.
“The inefficiency of the military has made the terrorists bolder and there are also issues of the complicity of the various levels of the military.”
“With this ruling, no Christian girl in Pakistan is safe. It is unbelievable. What we have seen yesterday is an Islamic judgment. The arguments we put forward were very strong and cogent.”
“Then my brother came to the house and told me he had something to give me that wasn’t money, that wasn’t a house; it was something that had got him off drugs—it was God.”
“The church is the fruit of the work and contributions of people’s fathers and grandfathers. Every Christian here feels that the church is part of their blood, their history and their heritage.”
“These attacks against the faith of the Catholic people need to be carefully analyzed, in order to expose the ideological and physical perpetrators of this macabre and sacrilegious act.”
“What kind of mentality is this? I really have no answer for it. I don’t know if people in the West can understand what a difficult situation we [Christians] have to face here on account of our faith.”