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Taliban-linked threat in Pakistan: churches increase security

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“Now that the Taliban are back, it will strengthen Islamist groups and so there could be attacks.”

Aug. 22 is the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief—the case of Pakistan

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“we have witnessed an alarming increase in blasphemy accusations in the past few years, especially following the growth in the use of social media forums such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.”

Catholic nurse comes under fire from Muslim colleagues

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“They called me a churi (low caste), an abusive term reserved for sanitation workers, and said they refused to work under a Christian.”

Program helps Christian women in Pakistan facing discrimination, social exclusion, and poverty

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“My classmates subjected me to constant discrimination and prejudice towards me and my family on account of our religion.”

A Vehicle for Pastoral Work in Pakistan

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Father Javed Khurshid, still relatively young, was ordained into the priesthood 12 years ago and works today in Pakistan’s Diocese of Multan. His parish, Saint …

After seven years on death row, Pakistani couple is acquitted of blasphemy charges

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“I have to confess that after the justices had given their verdict I wept. There were times when I wondered if, after so long, justice would ever prevail in this case.”

Pakistan: senior imam backs Christian nurses in blasphemy crisis

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“It is proof that God does work miracles. We experience them in our lives – those who are enemies can be reconciled.”

In Pakistan, Christian families face destruction of their homes

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“We are being made homeless. Our law suppresses the weak in service of the powerful. Our dreams have been broken.”

Pakistani Catholics volunteer to protect churches against terrorist attacks

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“Everybody is afraid of the terrorists. But we stand for the One who protects us all. Our faith tells us that God won’t let us down. Therefore, we perform our duties with complete passion and avoid negative thinking.”

In Pakistan, the road is paved with faith and glory

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“Our parents have taught us to be silent when it comes to discourse of religion. Poor Christians cannot face mobs or expensive and lengthy court cases. Our police and lawyers are known for siding with the rich and minting money.”

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