» 04/03/2008, 00.00
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 government to celebrate Christmas
Prime Minister Gilani announces reforms in favour of minorities’ development, identity and political representation. Catholic leader Peter Jacob hopes the government will keep its promises “because in past there were also many announcements but they were not implemented.”
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.
Enough discrimination we want a modern Pakistan, says Christian lawmaker
Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian who chairs the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, was just elected to Pakistan’s National Assembly. In his maiden speech to the house he makes a plea for equal rights for the country’s non Muslim communities.
Spe Salvi is an invitation to be messengers of hope to the world, says Mgr Saldanha
The archbishop of Lahore and chairman of the Pakistan Catholic bishops Conference talks to AsiaNews about Benedict XVI’s new encyclical, which reminds Christians of their role as messengers of hope and invites them to look up to Christ, symbol of new life.
More violence against Catholics and their local church
In Sialkot District, unknown assailants attack a 70-year-old woman breaking her legs, and seriously injured another, ostensibly over land. This is taking place "because the government has failed to take measures," says the archbishop of Lahore.
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