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Bishops call on Pakistanis to stand with fellow Christians, against extremists
Official statement of the Bishops' Conference (PCBC), signed by Mgr. Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi. The provincial and federal government must "take effective measures to provide security to the churches of Pakistan, so as to guarantee freedom of religion and worship". Card. Oswald Gracias tells AsiaNews: "May the blood of these innocent bear fruit of mutual tolerance between Christians and Muslims in Pakistan."
Bible Study group celebrates its first year
A Kasur diocese Bible Study group celebrates its first anniversary in the predominantly Muslim Pakistan. "Members' commitment nowadays is a great thing," says well-known Bible teacher Father Asi.
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“Burn a Koran” campaign suspended but not called off. Fear for the Christians of Pakistan
Pastor Terry Jones agreement with Muslim leaders to call off mosque at Ground Zero falls through. The “burn a Koran” campaign launched by the minister is currently suspended and not cancelled as it seemed at first. In Pakistan Islamic extremists threaten reprisals against Christians.
Another attack on the giant Buddha of Swat
In the valley of Swat, north western Pakistan, Islamic militants have launched a second attack in less than a month on the gigantic sacred statue. The head, shoulders and feet have been destroyed while the militants threaten a third and final attack.
Pakistan: Christians and Muslims protest against Lahore arson attack
The final toll is 178 homes destroyed. In Karachi and Lahore Christian schools closed as a sign of respect. In Faisalabad, thousands of people demonstrate against the violent episode. Muslim activists for human rights: "The police knew but did nothing. Our political leaders have to leave."
Justice and Peace: "Strong condemnation of attacks on Ahmadis"
The Episcopal Commission asks the Pakistani government to eliminate discriminatory laws and policies that foment sectarian hatred once and for all. In the meantime, more blood is spilled in Lahore: armed men enter the hospital where the victims of the mosque were admitted and opened fire.
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