» 09/18/2006, 00.00
Pope only wants inter-faith harmony, Pakistani bishops say
Mgr Saldanha, chairman of the Bishops' Conference of Pakistan, calls Benedict XVI's clarification "a positive and courageous step" and hopes that the unfortunate incident would not negatively affect relations between Muslims and Christians.
A new wave of extremism falling on Christians, says Mgr Saldanha
The archbishop of Lahore, who chairs the Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, speaks out on new forms of violence against the country’s minorities: forced conversions, abductions and discrimination. He appeals to the government to protect Christians and treat them like other ordinary citizens.
17/09/2006 ISLAM VATICAN
Amid criticism and violence the first balanced views about the Pope's speech appear
Former Iranian President Khatami and current Indonesian President Susilo warn against jumping to conclusions.
20/09/2006 PAKISTAN VATICAN
In Pakistan Christians and Muslims study Pope's speech together
Local Church is behind the meeting in Faisalabad. Muslims appreciate the initiative. The Pope's Regensburg speech will be translated into Urdu so that Muslim clerics can greater comprehension.
Pakistani Church welcomes new government, hopes for real reforms
In a press release the National Commission for Justice and Peace expresses appreciation for the efforts of the new government, urging it to uphold both an independent justice system and the principle of religious freedom. The Commission also urges ordinary citizens to help the government meet its challenges.
Pakistani Church urges government to uphold the constitution against extremism
In a press statement issued by the National Commission for Justice and Peace, Church leaders call on the government to amend the constitution to fight discrimination and religious intolerance. They also express support for the judges sacked by Musharraf.
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