Christians in Pakistan are “the poorest of the poor,” a bishop said, and many do not see any hope for their future in a country where discrimination is rife and Islamic hostility has been growing.
Bishop Samson Shukardin of Hyderabad, spoke about the situation in his country during a visit to the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), and highlighted a situation of despair for many Christians, especially the young.
“Christians are the poorest of the poor. Financially they are weak and large numbers are illiterate. Young people see no future, they are jobless, and some of them get involved in drugs because they have no hope,” the bishop said.
Many factors contribute to this situation, but he believes there is one certain remedy.
“Very few young Christian boys and girls have achieved a good position in society, mostly they are weak and struggling. The main challenge for Christians is education, they have to educate themselves equally to the rest of society, otherwise they will not have the means to lift themselves out of poverty,” said the prelate.
Source: Licas News