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Punjab, anti-Christian violence: nurses sequestered, families evicted from home
A Muslim colleague steals mobile phone and cash, then accuses two nurses of theft. The women, held in solitary confinement for nine hours, were subjected to physical violence. Muslims raid homes of two families in Gujrat. The episode ordered by a former lawmaker who wants to take possession of the land. Muslim doctors refuse treatment to Christian policeman.
Remembering Benazir Bhutto and Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan celebrates minorities
On 11 August, the 65th anniversary of the historic Ali Jinnah's speech to the Assembly, is the day dedicated to non-Muslims. Minister Paul Bhatti: "We are part of one nation" and the goal is to create "a prosperous and united Pakistan." Minorities’ integration in the political and social landscape of the country.
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India, Christian leaders: Pakistan must abolish the blasphemy law
In a letter addressed to Pakistani President Zardari, Indian Christians seek punishment for those responsible for violence in Korian and Gojra. They claim that the charges the Koran was desecrated are used as an excuse to "attack the minorities", while the mullahs "foment hatred and violence."
Mgr Saldanha Pakistani Christians oppressed by violence rediscover God
Their situation is difficult and burdensome, many belong to lower social classes, hold menial jobs and are marginalized. Often relations with Muslims are of the "servant and master" nature. Archbishop Emeritus of Lahore: sense of anxiety and fear, but the Church is a source of consolation. "
Indonesian Bishops ask president for respect for religious freedom
Critical letter signed by the President and Secretary General of the Indonesian Bishops' Conference sent to Yudhoyono. "We are concerned because the state appears unable to ensure protection of religious minorities."
Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic, is the new minister for the defense of minorities
The Pakistani member of parliament has focused his political efforts on defending minority rights. He embraced the Catholic religion as a child, and counts on Christ in order to fulfill his new duties.
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