Pakistan: Contemporary Christian Martyrs Go Unrecognised
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Pakistan: Contemporary Christian Martyrs Go Unrecognised

Fate is prejudiced towards Christians in Pakistan. Perhaps just like the government, fate was designed to be brutal to Christians in Pakistan. In almost every other way, fate made it obvious to everyone the classification and stratification of Christians upon the standards of this biased taxonomy. Pakistani Christian face fanatic attacks quite regularly.  In 1997,…

Sindh, Pakistan: Many Families Affected by Monsoon Flooding
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Sindh, Pakistan: Many Families Affected by Monsoon Flooding

Furthermore, for the last few weeks, record amounts of rain have fallen in many parts of Sindh, and this has worsened the life situation of the poor families who rely on farming or on daily wages. All our Mill Hill Parishes in Hyderabad Diocese have been badly affected. It is noted that hundreds of families have been displaced. Flood…

Mirpurkhas, Pakistan: Opening Seminary for Tribals
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Mirpurkhas, Pakistan: Opening Seminary for Tribals

The recent opening of a minor seminary in Pakistan’s Hyderabad Catholic Diocese is expected to address a shortage of priests in the region due to a lack of youth with a deep Christian formation. Archbishop Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis, Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan, along with Bishop Samson Shukardin of Hyderabad, concelebrated the thanksgiving Mass and blessed the new…

Pakistan: Minority Rights Organisation Under Fire
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Pakistan: Minority Rights Organisation Under Fire

Right groups in Pakistan have defended a Christian-run organization after it was accused of anti-state activities after it sent a report to a UN agency about rights violations in the country. The Muslim-majority nation’s interior ministry has ordered Punjab provincial government to take action against the rights organization, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ), for…

Pakistan: The Crucial Role of Catechists
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Pakistan: The Crucial Role of Catechists

The bulk of evangelization in the Islamic republic is carried out by catechists like him who must complete 10 years of normal schooling before applying for training. The Canada-based Catholic charity ‘Aid to the Church in Need’ (ACN), which has long supported the training of catechists, has called the St. Albert’s Centre in Khushpur “the…

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Pakistan – Celebrating Father’s Day

Archbishop Sebastian Shaw joined parishioners for Father’s Day celebrations on June 19 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore, Pakistan. The prelate urged fathers to spend more time with their children, review their family budget and focus on real needs amid rising inflation. The federal government last week announced a massive increase in prices of all petroleum products, the…

Fostering Faith in Pakistan –  Mother’s Story
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Fostering Faith in Pakistan – Mother’s Story

he social status of Christians hasn’t improved over a century or so. The local Muslim barbers won’t cut the hair or shave the beards of Christian men. Many still avoid eating or drinking with Christians. The objective to raise their economic profile remains a distant dream as very few Christians own any land. Parveen wants that…

Pakistan: Girls’ Education under Threat Post-Covid
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Pakistan: Girls’ Education under Threat Post-Covid

f girls’ education makes societies stronger, more peaceful and prosperous, then the chances of Asia achieving those goals have become more distant with the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, girls’ enrollments in school had seen significant improvements in Asia. But with the pandemic, those gains have been wiped out. UNESCO estimates that about 24…