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Pakistani Catholic girl, kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam, has been raped and is pregnant


“The court has delayed and continues to delay justice on behalf of Huma, solely because she is an underage Christian girl.”

Pakistan: Imam’s fatwa gives parents of kidnapped Catholic girl hope


“In terms of how the marriage is viewed within the Muslim community, the Grand Mufti’s intervention is significant.”

Success Story: A New Church for the Parish of Saint Anthony Claret in India


The 23rd of February, 2020, was a big day for the faithful of the Parish of Saint Anthony Claret in Bishrail, in the state of …

Support Pastoral Summer Activities for Children and Young People in Egypt


As in other parts of the world, children and young people in Egypt have long been looking forward to the summer. In particular, there are …

Pakistan: in prison on blasphemy charges, Christian man sees appeal hearing postponed nearly 70 times


“In our country, what so often happens is that they first arrest the accused and only later do they check the evidence.”

Success Story: 10 Mopeds for Pastoral Work in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India


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Pakistan: family of abducted Catholic girl, 14, takes case to High Court


Nakash, the kidnapper, argues that, contrary to Pakistani law, which forbids marriage to minors, marrying Maira is sanctioned by Islamic custom which, he claims, says it is valid provided the girl has had her first period.

For Christians in Pakistan, pandemic lockdown spells hunger, hardship


The emergency program will provide food parcels to more than 5000 of the poorest families, families that were already living below the poverty threshold before the pandemic.

Christian girl, 14, abducted during virus lockdown in Pakistan, forced to wed kidnapper and renounce her faith


Mr. Sandhu said he would appeal the decision, taking the case to Lahore High Court and if necessary Pakistan’s Supreme Court, which in October 2018 sensationally overturned the case of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman on death row for blasphemy.

Pakistan: Christians, other religious minorities are denied COVID-19 aid


He called on the Pakistan government to provide masks, gloves and other COVID-19 protective equipment for sanitary workers and domestic workers—many of whom are Christians.

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