Sindh, Pakistan: Gratitude
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Sindh, Pakistan: Gratitude

In honor of St. Joseph. St. Joseph, pray for us! We would like to thank our Mission Partners for their continued support in making our pastoral events possible. With your help, we will continue our life-changing outreach by sharing the Joy of His Love. Edson Paguntalan mhm

Pakistan: 10th Anniversary of Assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti
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Pakistan: 10th Anniversary of Assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti

Ten years ago today, I woke up and, as usual, switched on the radio and turned on my computer. Within seconds I received the news that I had long feared and expected, though hoped would never happen: the assassination of my friend Shahbaz Bhatti. For over five years from 2004 to 2009, I worked side…

Pakistan: Newly Appointed Archbishop of Karachi Prioritises Good Relations with other Faiths
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Pakistan: Newly Appointed Archbishop of Karachi Prioritises Good Relations with other Faiths

Archbishop Joseph Arshad of Islamabad-Rawalpindi told Crux that Travas’s appointment was “very good news” for the Church in Pakistan. “Bishop Benny is called a priest of Karachi, so he is very familiar with the situation of the Archdiocese of Karachi,” he explained. “Bishop Benny is young (54), energetic and will contribute to the growth of the archdiocese….

Pakistan:Blossoming of Media Ministry
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Pakistan:Blossoming of Media Ministry

The year 2020 will go down in history as the year of coronavirus, but for the Catholic Church in Pakistan, it marked a revival of the media ministry. When the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of churches last March, many priests were forced to train in social media and take their parishes online by celebrating…

Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Cardinal Joseph Coutts Appointed Chairperson of Christian Research Centre
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Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Cardinal Joseph Coutts Appointed Chairperson of Christian Research Centre

Cardinal Joseph Coutts, the archbishop of Karachi, has been appointed as the chairperson of a key Christian research and study center. He is taking charge of the Christian Study Centre in Rawalpindi, said Father Nasir William, director of the Diocesan Commission for Rawalpindi and Islamabad. “It’s a big responsibility but since this prelate of the…

Pakistan: Poverty Reduction Hits a Pause
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Pakistan: Poverty Reduction Hits a Pause

Pakistan has made remarkable progress in lifting its people out of poverty in the last 30 years. But COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to its economy and reversed all the gains it had made in its poverty eradication efforts. An estimated 10 million more people are expected to fall into extreme poverty from the…

Challenges Facing the Church in Pakistan
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Challenges Facing the Church in Pakistan

“We are living in a time marked by loneliness during this pandemic period. But we believe that God never abandons his people and he is with us,” said Archbishop Evarist Pinto, archbishop emeritus of Karachi. Just when it seemed like everything was bad news, Pope Francis surprised us all with a New Year gift of…

Funeral and Burial of Fr. Nico Schipper MHM
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Funeral and Burial of Fr. Nico Schipper MHM

After 29 years of loving service to the people of Pakistan, especially in Hyderabad Diocese, it was a moving experience to pay the last respect to Fr. Nico Schipper mhm who was laid to rest on 14th Dec 2020. The mass presided over by Bishop Samson Shukardin of the Catholic Diocese of Hyderabad at St….

Live Stream Funeral Mass Nico Schipper MHM
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Live Stream Funeral Mass Nico Schipper MHM

Monday December 14 at 1:00pm (8:00am UK) Tune in to watch live Holy Mass and Funeral Rites of Fr. Nico Schipper, MHMFr. Nico is a Mill Hill Missionary working in the Diocese of Hyderabad, Pakistan. Born on 6 October 1958 in the Netherlands. Fr. Nico was ordained to the Priesthood on 6 July 1991 and…

Father Nico Schipper MHM has died
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Father Nico Schipper MHM has died

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the afternoon of 11th December at Esra University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, at the age 62 of Father Nico Schipper Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Nico was born on the 6th of October, 1958 in the town of Kraggenburg N.O.P. in…

Karachi, Pakistan: Life in a Violent City
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Karachi, Pakistan: Life in a Violent City

“A massacre takes place in this city every day. A bomb explodes. A dismembered hand is thrown into someone’s garden, as a forewarning. Nobody feels safe anymore … At least four very different wars are being conducted – between Sunnites and Shiites, between drug cartels, between political parties, as well as between ordinary criminals and…

Pakistan: December 10 ‘Black Day for Human Rights’
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Pakistan: December 10 ‘Black Day for Human Rights’

Islamabad (Agenzia Fides) – The International Day of Human Rights, which is celebrated in the world on December 10, will be “Black Day for Human Rights” across Pakistan to protest against the increasing number of violence and violations of the inalienable rights of Christians and other religious minorities as well as vulnerable and defenseless people…