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Blasphemy legislation strikes minorities and Islamises the country, Pakistan priest says
The Taliban want to destroy democracy and spread a fundamentalist ideology, Fr Bonnie Mendes says. A small fringe is fighting extremism, but they have “no unity of intent.” Christians live in an atmosphere of fear, but are urged to be stronger.
Islamic extremists arrested for the murder of seven Christians
Karachi police detains three Muslim fundamentalists who are members of the ‘Tehreek-e-Islami Lashkar-e-Mohammadi.’ At the time of the murders in 2002 the local press and some police officials had said that they were the result of in-fighting among Christians.
“Believers from every religion should build a world of peace,” says Pakistani bishop
Inspired by Benedict XVI’s message for World Day of peace, Mgr Joseph Coutts reiterates that wars are a problem for the whole of humanity, requiring a shared response. The prelate calls for prayers in favour of peace and hopes for a greater involvement of the United Nations, the European Union and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference in solving conflicts.
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The Church in Pakistan must learn from the young people who went to Krakow
The youth who travelled to Poland had trouble getting visas. But in the coming days they will return to Pakistan and can be an example for all Catholics. The priest invites the Church leaders to prepare ahead of the next World Youth Day.
Faisalabad celebrating 50 years of priesthood of Fr Bonnie Mendes
Active in the field of human rights and interreligious dialogue, he is an example for all Catholics in Pakistan. He defines his mission "received as a precious gift from God." Over a thousand people at a Mass of thanksgiving. Bishop Coutts: how John the Baptist prepared the way for others.
Christian kiln workers beaten
Father Mendes denounces the "inhuman and immoral" treatment workers receive. Catholic NGO calls on the government to intervene.
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