These are challenging times in Pakistan. The Church is doing its best but pastoral support needs to be creative, sensitive and timely. They need to think out of the box.
Pastoral and institutional support must not be limited to Christians or Catholics but must be expanded to non-Christians, especially the poor.
With the influx of Afghan refugees into Pakistan, the Church must open its doors to the poor and needy fleeing due to political instability in the region.
The victims of violence and discrimination not only need shelter but also compassionate care. They need words of comfort and support along with food and shelter.