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Pakistani court clears 155 people of burning Christian homes

Dozens of houses belonging to Christian residents were torched in Lahore in 2013 A defence lawyer in Lahore, Pakistan, says a court has acquitted all 155 of his clients who were accused of torching homes in a Christian neighbourhood. Ghulam Murtaza said yesterday that anti-terrorism court judge Chaudhry Azam acquitted his clients due to a

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Catholic parents forgive suicide bomber who killed their son in Pakistan

The couple’s son died in the attack by Pakistani Taliban group Jaamat-ul-Ahrar on Easter Sunday Catholic parents whose son was killed by a suicide bomber in the 2016 Easter Sunday attack at Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Pakistan have told Lahore’s archbishop that they have forgiven the man that killed their child. Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church

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Stop aid to Pakistani government unless it defends Christians, says Peter Tatchell

The human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has spoken out after the Pakistan government announced further restrictions on Christians’ civil liberties. Pakistan’s education minister, Mohammad Balighur Rahman, has said that Koranic education will be compulsory for all schoolchildren. Tatchell, a veteran activist best known as a gay rights campaigner, said: “This is the latest escalation of

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Pope Francis to visit Pakistan this Year

Pakistan stands the chance of having the Holy Father, Pope Francis stepping foot on her for his apostolic trip in response to the her government’s invitation. But this have caused a lot of concern and disturbance to all who have heard of the visit given the country’s war inclined state. The last Papal visit by

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Pope Francis prays for earthquake victims

More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan. Pope Francis was greatly distressed to learn of the dreadful loss of lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the earthquake in the region. The Pope expressed his sorrow conveyed through a telegram sent to Cardinal Secretary of

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Asia Bibi to Pope Francis: Pray for me, your daughter

Vatican City, Oct 28, 2014 / 10:09 am .- A Catholic woman condemned to death in Pakistan for allegedly violating the country’s blasphemy law has asked Pope Francis for his prayers, saying that she trusts in God’s plan for her life. “Pope Francis, I am your daughter, Asia Bibi. I implore you: pray for me,

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