“Assuming that we are all Christians the beginning of the “New Year” is an indication that another year has gone by and we are still alive. This is calculation of time given to each one of us”
PCP presents contents of message by Honourable Bishop Ijaz Inayat for readers as:
Need to know each one o
“Assuming that we are all Christians the beginning of the “New Year” is an indication that another year has gone by and we are still alive. This is calculation of time given to each one of us”
on streets of Pakpattan city of Punjab province who were insisting to go for prayers on 25th December, the Day of Christmas in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
When poor Christian employees of TMA reached to lodge complain on inhuman behavior and beating of Sanitary Inspector Mohammad Attique Butt, D
He appeared to be in good shape as he visited a soup kitchen in Rome on Sunday.
The Pope ate with 150 people, including a Muslim political refugee and a 90-year-old Italian widower.
On Christmas Eve, a woman lunged at Pope Benedict, dragging him down as she was quickly tackled by security agents.
The pope was unhurt in the dramatic attack in St Peter's Basilica, while a prominent French cardinal was among others who fell in the confusion and will receive a hip replacement Sunday morning, a Vatican spokesman said.
The Pope appeared serene as he waved from his balcony above St Peter's Square
Along with prayers, blessings, greetings and well wishes he wrote the following words as per of his massage.
The Christmas has variations about:
And many more;
These may be doubts and/or conspiracies;
There is wave of fear among Christian after text messages on hundreds of cell phones with warning of attacks by Islamic militants during feast of Christmas but Christian Colonies are being decorated with lightings and indoor Christmas Trees.
In city of Rawalpindi, on December 21, 2009, a Christian
70 Percent of Humanity Lives in Countries with High Religious Restrictions -- 70 Percent of Those Countries are OIC Nations
Pew Global Poll: "nearly 70 percent of the world's 6.8 billion people live in countries with high restrictions on religion, the brunt of which often falls on religious minorities."
Pew Global Poll Results - Worst Nations for Religious Freedom
Pew Poll - Very High
Top 5% of scores
The Christian leaders called an urgent meeting and condemned the notifications issued by the Additional Chief Secretary & Secretary Industries, Punjab who is coordinating the installation of 26 Christmas bazaars in 17 districts of the Punjab. According to the letter, 39000 bags of Atta (wheat flour)
The elderly women were detained for praying together at a house in Asmara, Eritrea's capital. Eritrean security forces raided the prayer meeting and brought them to a police station in Asmara. ICC broke the news of the arrest in a press release issued on December 7. (See: http://www.persecution.org/
DC Examiner: Protection of religious minorities is major theme of 2009 Human Rights Day News Conference
with a well-attended Human Rights News Conference sponsored by Responsible for Equality And Liberty (REAL) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. "
" 'Not only do we recognize our declaration in support of such universal human rights, but also we remember those who have denied them, includin
In this latest campaign, this group that has called for Sharia-based stonings, amputations, suppression of women, and support for Jihadist terrorists, seeks to persuade the public that Jesus would be against democracy and would be promoting Islamic Sharia law. Islam4UK plans to schedule a "debate"
The mostly elderly women were praying together at a house when security forces rounded them up and hauled them off to police station one in Asmara. Their children and grandchildren told our sources that they are concerned about the safety of their loved ones.
Most of the detainees are members of F
The celebrations were held at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral ground, Abu Dhabi.
The services began with the recitation of Holy Rosary at 7.30 p.m. followed by a procession and a concelebrated mass in Konkani, a local Indian tongue. His Eminence Bishop Paul Hinder attended the services and addressed the
I am certain that you will understand that the only reason I write is my concern for the Coptic situation and your relationship to the Church as its leader. I believe that our Lord wanted you to guide his Church. Meanwhile this does not mean that everything you do meets his will.
For some time, I
The Pope gifted the Archbishop with a pectoral Cross and the Archbishop had a ring that Pope Paul VI had gifted to Archbishop Michael Ramsey.
A statement issued just after the meeting of the leaders in Vatican said that the leaders discussed, “the need to promote forms of collaboration and shared w
Benedict made the appeal in a message published Friday to mark the church's World Day for Migrants and Refugees, which is celebrated Jan. 17.
The pontiff says the number of migrant children seeking political asylum is on the rise, requiring coordinated action by governments to ensure they are prote
Egypt: "Muslim Mob" of 3,000 Attack Christian Businesses, Individuals -- Rioting Spreads in Upper Egypt
in the village of Abou Shousha, which lies 25 KM from Farshoot. The terrorized Coptic inhabitants of Abou Shusha have stayed indoors, their shops are closed and their children are being kept away from school. They fear a repeat in their village of the Muslim violence which engulfed the town of Farsh
A masked gunman shot Father Daniil Sysoyev in the head and chest after asking for him by name, police said. The choirmaster, Vladimir Strelbinsky, was seriously wounded in the attack at St Thomas Church in southern Moscow.
Father Daniil, 35, died of his wounds in hospital late last night. A Russian
and the need to strengthen religious pluralism as well as to transform an outmoded notion of tolerance based simply on co-existence to one based on mutual understanding and respect and the equal rights of all citizens, many countries continue to fail the religious freedom litmus test. Religious disc
By failing to fill this position the US lacks the leadership vital to its global religious freedom commitment.
The US Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom heads up the Office of International Religious Freedom at the State Department, whose mission is to promote religious freedom
has been released by the Christian Solidarity International and the Coptic Foundation for Human Rights on the ongoing struggle for freedom and dignity of Coptic Christian women in Egypt.
"Reports of Muslim men abducting and forcibly marrying and converting Coptic Christian women and girls have filt
They have been held since September 29th because the translation for “God” is the same as “Allah.”
The word that is pivotal in the translation is unique to Bahasa Malaysia, formerly the official language of Malaysia and currently the official language of Indonesia. Since the 1970’s this language
The Oct. 20 twin suicide bombings at the university killed six people including three women but university officials and students said the toll would have been higher were it not for the bravery of Pervaiz Masih, CNN reported.
Witnesses say one of the attackers, disguised as a woman, shot the guard
have decided to hold a seminar in Karachi to press for demand to repeal blasphemy law in January 2010.
The session called by religious ministry of government of Pakistan to draft amendment in blasphemy law on October 12, 2009, failed to reach on any conclusion and same was postponed for January 201
IDOP is one of the largest prayer events in the world. Last year, an estimated half a million churches in 150 countries participated in the event, according to Open Doors, an international Christian ministry that supports persecuted believers.
“The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Chu
The program of the meeting will be as follows. After a musical prelude, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the pontifical council for culture, will extend a greeting to those present in the name of the pope.
Then a few passages will be read from the “Letter to Artists” by John Paul II, fro
throughout country in minutes on afternoon of November 3, 2009. Hundreds of mobile messages were circulated by Christians in Muree to different organizations that Islamic outfits in Pakistan have burnt down St. Denys School and same was forwarded to PCP by one very reliable source.
Muree is famous
Some fear that this episode is the beginning of a new campaign of government suppression of public Christian worship gatherings.
According to reports by Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN), Rev. Sourik, the bishop of the Assemblies of God churches in Iran, resolved to close the church on Fridays,
The Girls Hostel adjacent to St. Dennis High School was also ransacked and burnt down in broad day light.
Muree is 30 miles from Islamabad, capital of Pakistan and famous hilltop picnic point.. The Church of Pakistan and Catholic Church in Pakistan have educational institutes and retreat centers he
‘Christians voted for independence of Pakistan in London Round Table Conferences and before Boundary Commission on assurances by Mohammad Ali Jinnah and All India Muslim Leagues that Pakistan will be a Peoples Republic nor an Islamic state or homeland of Muslims only. When Christians were supporting
, which allows prison and death sentences for those who offend the Muslim religion. Nazir S. Bhatti is the President of Pakistan Christian Congress. He told us that the law protects terrorism in the country:
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This law punishes with imprisonment or the death those who profane or desecrate the Koran or the prophet Muhammad. It’s enough to accuse a person of this to have him arrested and imprisoned. A aberrant law and harbinger of discrimination, which "legalizes" violence against religious minorities and
As a religious minority Christians face religious, social, constitutional, economic and educational discrimination. In addition to Christians, non-Muslim Pakistanis include Baha’is, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Kalasha, Parsees and Sikhs.
Pakistan’s Founding Fathers envisaged a progressive, democratic
Pakistan Christian Congress PCC have launched a movement in Pakistan to repeal blasphemy instead of proposed revision by Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minorities who was selected by Pakistan Peoples Party PPP and imposed on Christian.
Pakistani Christians have been deprived of their basic ri
in a moot in Rawalpindi Press Club organized by Pakistan Christian Congress PCC.
The Conference was attended by Christian delegates from Punjab and NWFP and prominent leaders representing different religious political groups of Christian.
The well attended conference of its first kind in Pakistan
to discus strategy to repeal controversial blasphemy will gather here in “All Christian Parties Conference” hosted by Pakistan Christian Congress PCC, on October 25, 2009.
The said conference was called by PCC in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi on October 24, 2009, but after threats to Pakistan Chris
Civil Society organization’s call to discuss blasphemy law in Pakistan is positive change. Nazir Bhatti
and discussion forums to discuss blasphemy law on October 24-25, 2009, as token of solidarity with PCC call to repeal blasphemy law by hosting All Christian Parties Conference in Rawalpini, on October 25, 2009.
Nazir Bhatti said “ All Christian Parties Conference shall be a milestone to launch peac
All Christian Parties Conference on October 25, 2009, at Rawalpindi Press Club.
The invitations were given to Christian members of parliament who raised voice to repeal blasphemy law in House while Christians selected by Pakistan Peoples Party PPP and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz group PML(N) were
The draft of the Qanun Jinayat Code, a set of bylaws that replaces elements of the Criminal Code with Shariah provisions for Muslims, was endorsed by the Aceh Legislative Council on Sept. 14.
The measures call for the stoning of adulterers and 100 lashes for anyone caught engaging in premarital se
accused of inciting and carrying out attacks against Christians in Gojra where 11 Christians were killed and over 40 Christian homes were burned down.
The district and sessions court of Toba Tek Singh released Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Ammar, Muhammad Safdar, Ali Raza, Javed-ur-Rehman and Amer Hayy
They could face life imprisonment if convicted of apostasy.
Elam ministries told ICC that Maryam and Marzieh were unexpectedly taken to appear before the court yesterday morning.
In a positive development, their case has now been transferred from the revolutionary court to the regular courts aft
UNHRC: Egypt-U.S. Resolution Concerns Rights Activists Supporting Freedom to Challenge Religious Views
adopted resolution A/HRC/12/L.14/Rev.1 that was co-sponsored by Egypt and the United States. This freedom of expression resolution condemned any expression considered to promote "racial and religious stereotyping."
A. Summary of New Resolution and Concerns Regarding Freedom of Expression Raised by
and protected Islamic militants who burnt alive 7 Christian women and children and destroyed 60 homes here today when US Aid officials reached in Gojra Town to distribute cash and relief goods.
It was big gathering at a Catholic Church in Gojra named St. Albert Church at 4:00 PM where US Aid offici
Thursday that discrimination based on religion will be overcome in his country; amid a call by Christian organisations to start movement against blasphemy law this month.
President Zardari and the Pope were meeting at the pontiff's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, where they discussed to
The ‘need’ to overcome all forms of discrimination based on religion emerged from meetings today between the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, and Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo and Secretary of State cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who was accompanied by the Secretary for Relations with Sta
to finalize strategy of movement against government of Pakistan to end blasphemy law.
The All Christian Parties Conference is convened by PCC after governments failure to repeal blasphemy law till September 25, 2009.
The Christian leaders from all walks of life are invited by PCC at Karachi, Lahor
Mr. Malik was in New York in official delegation of Pakistan headed by Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan to participate in General Assembly Session of UNO in New York.
The Christian delegation comprised of religious leaders Fr. Ilyas Gill, Rev. Samie Samson while Manny Alam, President - Pakis
on Friday October 02, 2009 at 14.00 hours showing their anger on all what’s happening with their Christian Brothers and Sisters in Pakistan, and on failure of Pakistani Government despite their assurance for protection to Christians and all minorities living in Pakistan.
Key Role playing leader o
has assisted in providing a critical victory in the United Kingdom – clearing the way for a Pakistani Christian who married a Muslim woman who converted to Christianity to secure asylum in the U.K.
The ECLJ, in collaboration with Gillman-Smith Lee Solicitors and Barrister Mark Mullins, recently co
by an executive order before his address to UN General Assembly in New York as good will gesture to assure International Community that Pakistan is sincere in curbing terrorism in Pakistan which is spreading in region and flourishing under Article 2, of constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan a
Minister vows to revise blasphemy law (AFP)
WASHINGTON. September 17, 2009. Pakistan's minister for minority affairs promised Thursday to work to amend blasphemy laws used to target non-Muslims and said he was ready to die fighting.
Shahbaz Bhatti visited Washington at the invitation of the US
The Christian youth in Pakistan views that enquiry committee of Punjab police will report in its findings that Robert Danish committed suicide and FIR charges will be dropped against Muslim police officials because such happens in Pakistan when Christians are victims.
Meanwhile, International Chris
and his vows to revise blasphemy laws in a meeting with US Commission on International Religious Freedom in Washington is not acceptable to Christians who want repeal of controversial blasphemy law which have caused violence against them.
Nazir Bhatti said “Shahbaz Bhatti is not elected representat
The dead body was brought to CTI ground where administration have deployed contingents of security agencies from dawn of September 16, 2009.
According to PCP sources, police had blocked all roads leading to CTI ground, which led to this century old Christian Technical Institute in Sialkot.
Robert Danish was arrested under section 295 B PPC on September 11, 2009, vide FIR number 1176/207/09 of Sambarial Police Station on complaint of Mohammad Asghar Ali resident of village Jhethey Key. He was produced before local magistrate and sent to judicial custody in Sialkot Central Jail where he
Reacting to the recent torching of a church in Sambarial, Sialkot district, HRCP said in a press statement: “The Commission has been warning the government of the growing intolerance of religious minorities’ rights and pointing towards the increasing frequency of vigilante actions against them. It h
The Islamabad Authorities destroyed homes and belongings of Christians about 70 days ago in Chak Shehzad, Islamabad to acquire land for rich people and displaced them to face heat, cold and rains under open sky.
The children, women and elders of displaced families are living in make shift camps v
As news of attack on Christians spread in Sialkot city, hundreds of Christian youth gathered on Wazirabad-Sialkot road which leads to village Jhethe Key only miles away from district headquarter situated in sub-district Samraial. The Christians were demanding lift siege of village by administration
Jhethe Key village is in sub-district Sambarial of Sialkot where Christian and Muslim are living in harmony over a century but today Muslim of same village took out weapons and sticks and attacked on Christians after Muslim cleric made announcement from mosque to kill Christians and burnt their home
approved by the Prime Minister and his cabinet on September 9, 2009. It is so shameful that Mr. Clement Shahbaz Bhatti , Federal Minister of Minorities’ Affairs did not courage to raise his voice or protested while this biased and discriminatory education policy was being approved as a representativ
The protestors gathered at Cathedral and marched to DCO offices demanding arrests of those involved in sale and removal of locks put by Muslims.
The land adjacent to Cathedral School is estimated to 65 Crores which is being sold by one Bishop and one local Christian politician to Muslim builders.
The Chak 8/4L is in vicinity of Military Farms which is now under jurisdiction of Okara Cantonment area but fear of safety and security of Christians sparked when on September 6, 2009, few Muslim women blamed that they found torn pages of Holy Quran in front of house of a Christian in the village.
“This was clearly visible when Christians were burnt alive, this horrific and devastating attack on Christian families in Gojra Pakistan who were killed. There were number of families who got killed and slaughtered along with several churches. Beside’s that over a hundred houses were burnt down and
The latest attack by Muslim extremists follows the massacre of in the city of Gojra, where several Christians were killed and more than 100 homes were ransacked.
According to Vatican Radio expert Stephano Vecchia, “It is very likely that this was done by the same (Taliban) extremists who acted out
Standing Committee by passes demand of Christians to repeal blasphemy law and recommends government of Pakistan for procedural amendments in law which is targeting Christians in Pakistan.
The findings of Committee are horrified by admitting denial by Punjab Constabulary to protect Christians when p
She is serving in this most esteemed institution from last 25 years but her name Bilquees Patras is big hindrance for his entry in Pay Scale of 19 which she deserves.
PIMS is in vicinity of Islamabad and governed by federal government which must allocate grade 19 to Bilquees Patras as per services
The sad incident of killing Christians was target killing when Baluchistan was observing death anniversary of Baluch leader Akbar Bugti and Islamic extremists targeted peaceful Christian.
According to PCP, Mushtaq Masih owned a Laboratory named “Maryiam Labs” in front of Civil Hospital Quetta locat
Mr. Robin John offered opening prayers while Ms Florence read Holy Verses. Maria Khan, Imran Masih, Fr. Claude, Stephen John, Shahbaz Khokhar and Babar Younas delivered speeches during protest rally..
The protest was organized by Care International Chairman Rev.David Khan.
“We urge President Asif Zardari to repeal blasphemy law by an executive order immediately. If government fails to repeal blasphemy law up till September 15, 2009 ... Christians shall be forced to launch a movement against government of Pakistan: Pakistan Christian Congress PCC,” said Pakistan Christ
The Christian were traveling in a truck from North Waziristan to South Waziristan when Taliban stopped them few miles away from Razmak, where they were living from decades.
The Christian, Hindus and Sikhs have left tribal area when Taliban imposed protection tax on minorities in January 2009.The Si
charging them with ‘’conspiracy’’ in the July 31 assault by Islamic militants on Gojra.
The First Information Reports or FIRs were filed this week by the Punjab police against the Rt. Rev. John Samuel, the Church of Pakistan’s Bishop of Faisalabad and 28 other Christians, in retaliation for complai
which is source of violence against 20 million Christians in Pakistan and administration is not sincere to ensure safety of life and property of minorities.
Nazir Bhatti said that Pakistan can not stop breeding terrorism and Islamic extremism if Article 2 of Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pak
In this FIR 29 Christian religious leaders and laymen have been nominated while 100 have been unknown according to police.
Bishop, Inayat Munawar, Kahif Gill and Gibran Inayat are among 29 Christian nominated in FIR to kill Christians and burning homes of Christians.
The Muslim militants attacked
demanding intervention to repeal blasphemy law in Pakistan and justice for victims of Gojra attacks where Muslim extremists burnt alive Christian women and children. The highlight of this protest was presence of first Pakistani origin Bishop in UK, Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Nazir Ali, Bishop of Rochester
to protest the Acts of Evil by the hands of Muslim Extremists in Scarborough, Canada at the doorsteps of ST. Barnabas Church which holds 3 services each Saturday and Sunday which very much get attended by 500 to 700 worshipers each service.
A visitors like an area MP Mr. Derek Lee spoke with many o
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress in a statement said “Pakistan Christians demand repeal of blasphemy law which endangers life and property of Christians in Pakistan”
“The successful Black Day on August 11, 2009 by millions of Pakistani Christians demanded repeal of blasp
Their only crime is that they are Christians. Among the displaced Christians, two have already died due to poor hygiene.
The displaced Christians told CNN correspondents, who visited them recently, that the government had kicked them off their land without warning only because they are Christian. H
The statement by Bishop Richard Williamson “doesn't appear to respect the conditions” the Vatican set out for him, said Rev. Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the Pope.
In an interview broadcast last month on Swedish state television and in previous letters and speeches, Bishop Williamson denied t
The protestors were holding banners and chanting slogans to repeal blasphemy laws and end violence against Christians.
The protest was called by Pakistani Christians Association in America PCA and organized by community leader Arif Jutt, Pastor Parvez, Revival Church, Catholic Pakistani Church, Pre
Pakistani Christians Observe Black Day: protest were staged in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Gojra and other towns
to demand repeal of blasphemy laws and condemn burring alive Christians in Gora city by Muslim extremists attack. There was not any significant program or gathering on Minority Day announced by government. The 20 million Christians expressed their unity and demanded repeal of blasphemy law, resigna
government to repeal blasphemy law to ensure safety and security of life of Christian after widespread violence against Christians on accusation of this Islamic law. He was addressing here a press conference to mark “Black Day” instead of Minority Day announced by government of Pakistan on August 11
Bishop Dr. T. Nasir told PCP “We are not celebrating 14th of August and I told the Interfaith Harmony that while our brother and sisters are suffering in so many parts of Pakistan on false allegations under blasphemy laws, it would not be possible for us to take part in 14th August celebration on th
Asyia Nasir, Member of National Assembly walked out of session when Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minorities was presented government report on incident of Gojra where Christians were burnt alive and 6o homes were set on fire by Muslim militants.
In lobby of National Assembly, Asyia Nasir an
persecution because 20 million Pakistani Christian shall express their unity by holding peaceful protests, wearing black bands and by hoisting black flags on their homes.
Pakistan Christian Congress PCC announced on July 21, 2009, to observe “Black Day” on August 11, instead of Minority Day by gov
The Christians, including four women and a child, were either shot or burned alive Aug. 1 when a crowd attacked the eastern Pakistani town of Gojra, setting fire to dozens of Christian homes. Authorities said tensions were running high in the area, fueled by a false rumor that a Quran, the sacred bo
“Black Day” by Pakistani Christians in America: Press Conference in Washington DC and rally in front of UNO New York
to protest and observe “Black Day” in front of United Nation UN offices in New York.
President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC, President of Pakistani Christian Association in America PCA and Editor of Pakistan Christian Post PCP shall address a Press Conference at Press Club Washington DC, on
In Karachi alone, the board oversees about 62 schools with a total of about 50,000 students.
Hundreds of angry Muslims attacked Christian homes and churches in Gojra – a remote village about 100 miles west of Lahore in Punjab province on Saturday. Gojra is a Christian town with about 2,000 Christia
The Rangers are patrolling the city streets and taken position to prevent any clash because situation is very tense in Gojra.
The Muslims are demanding arrests of three Christians accused of blasphemy while Christians are holding their demand.
On August 1, 2009, Muslim protestors and masked men d
The first was identified as Inyat Masih among dead and fleeing Christian of Gojra are hiding to save life to identify other dead Christians.
The march of Muslims started from Railway Station Gojra at 12:00 noon today was attended by thousands of local and from near by villages marched towards Chris
When Christian women begged to spare their homes, Muslim mob discriminatory opened fire sand executed 4 women and children. It was early morning hours in city of Gojra when most of Christian men have left for work, who perform labor duties in city.
The Muslim from nearby villages started gatheri
‘The second incident of burning Christian homes in one month is challenge for government of Punjab which claims to be custodian of minorities as inherited political party of founder of Pakistan” Said Nazir Bhatti
He added” Christians are peaceful citizen but it may not be termed as our weakness by
“The situation of fire which have burnt the bricks of homes reminds horrible picture of Shanti Nagar, where chemical bombs were used to destroy that Christian village in 1998.The homes of Christians in village Korian are presenting same scenes” SLMP Coordinator Sohail Johnson told Pakistan Christia
The Faisalabad-Gojra Road is blocked by Muslim mob who are lying on road to block any help to reach village Korian where homes of Christians are burning.
The teams of CLAAS and SLMP have left Lahore for Toba Tek after call from Christians in Gojra who are also hiding in homes on fear of attack by M
To continuous protest on whole week, Pakistan Minority Movement (PMM) organized a big Procession (Jalsa-a-aam) on 12 August, 2009 at Sargodha , Eid-Gaa Basti, time 6:00 PM. Whole program is organized by PMM and many Minorities leader of different parties will come on the occasion. This program is pr
Yakubu Sabo, a husband and father of seven, was hacked to death with a machete by members of a violent Islamic militant group know as Boko Haram (which means "education is prohibited"). Sabo pastored a Church of Christ congregation in Maiduguri.
Deeper Life Church, Evangelical Mission, and Church
Mr. Rizwan Paul, President of Life For All said that we appreciate efforts of Christian leaders who worked and dialogued day and night for release of Mr. Joseph Francis.
Mr. Paul also praised the services rendered by Joseph Francis from 20 years for uplift and Christians and to ensure justice for p
His friends and co-workers in CLAAS welcomed Joseph Francis and expressed their gratitude’s. (The detailed story is coming)
by attackers and demanded protection to their community.
The demonstration was led by Dr. Emanuel Shahzad who told this scribe that more than 1200 homes of Christians were living at Christian Colony Sikendarabad near Kotri since before creation of Pakistan.
He said that land of Christian colony
against incidents of attacks on Christian homes in Bahman Wala, arrests of Christians under blasphemy laws, collection of Islamic Tax “Jizia” by extremist Muslims from minorities, enforced conversion of Christian women, gang rape of Christian girls, killing of innocent Christians by radical Muslims,
After statement issued by a powerful Islamic Party JI and published in an Urdu Daily have forced Qaiser Ayub and his family to go in hiding for safety of life.
Mr. Qaiser Ayub graduated in Computer Science from Lahore and started his career as teacher in local school till 2004. He moved to Dubai an
with such competence and friendship,” as well as the faithful who “reinforced the network of prayer that unites us in every part of the world.”
Pope Benedict’s address took place in Romano Canavese, the northwestern Italian town of 3,000 where Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone w
immediately from jail because there is widespread unrest among Pakistani Christian who are terming it as revenge of government.
“Joseph Francis is an asset of Pakistani Christians because he is serving persecution victims from two decades without fear under an independent human right establishment
Christians believe the arrest was connected with a false charge of assaulting a woman he had counseled regarding her conversion to Islam, at the behest of her Christian parents. One of Francis’ lawyers told Compass that the court did not listen to arguments for releasing Francis as it was biased tow
According to Sudan Tribune, ten girls, including several Christians, each received 10 lashes and was fined 250 Sudanese pounds ($179). Three of the Christian girls are under eighteen years of age. The police accused them of wearing "gross clothing" in violation of the Criminal Penal Code of Sudan. T
The Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani announced return of displaced families to homes after Pak Army successful operation to eliminate Taliban from Bonier, Dir, Swat Valley and other parts of Malakand division from July 13, 2009.
The repatriation of IDP,s started from Mardan refugee camps with AT
burning of 110 homes of Christians by Muslim mob on June 30, 2009, in village Bahman Wala in district Kasur, Punjab.
The PCA leaders passed a resolution to condemn barbaric attack of Muslims mob and stressed upon government of Pakistan to arrest culprit to ensure justice.
The issue of safety and s
when in Lahore High Court a voice echoed “The Christian Community of Bahman Wala have been compensated your honor, the federal government of Pakistan and Punjab government have constituted a reconciliation committee with consent of Christian leaders in government to avoid further incident of attack
The protest was staged to show solidarity with the persecuted Christians of Kasur - Pakistan, who were recently attacked by a large number of fanatic Muslims. The attack was instigated by a belligerent local Mullah, making announcements on loudspeaker, asking people to attack Christian homes on fals
After mediation conducted by Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minorities for reconciliation among Muslim and Christian the compensation was awarded to Christian victims but cases against Muslim culprits were not pressed by concerned PPP Christian Minister for Minorities.
There was outraged amo
Convention of PCC which shall be held in 2010 at Lahore.
PCC Council shall nominate new Coordinators in every district of Pakistan for new membership campaign and selection of District Councils of PCC.of Pakistan Christian Congress
Kahif Nazir, Coordinator of Multan PCC shall also take charge of
members of civil societies and Christian clergymen staged a procession against management of District Kasur, today on July 6, 2009 at Lahore Press Club. A number of Christians led by Mr. Sohail Johnson Chief Coordinator Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP), Mr. Joseph Francis National Director CLAA
According to the fact finding team sent by the chairperson of Christian progressive movement to the village, Bamani wala, was attacked by radical Muslims on 1st of July 2009 after a local Muslim cleric accused Christians of blaspheming against Islam’s holy prophet Muhammad and encouraged local Musli
where Muslim rioters have burnt churches and Homes of Christians on June 30, 2009.
The Muslims of village Bahminwala on accusation of blasphemy attacked Christian on a call from local Mosque and Christians fled from homes to hide themselves in fields to safe lives.
The 110 Christian homes were bu
against attack of hundreds of Muslim rioters on peaceful Christian women, elders and children of village Bahmani Wala village in district Kasur of Punjab on June 30, 2009.
The Muslim cleric named Qari Lateef instigated attack with announcements from village Mosque after one petty dispute between on
from Hajwery Town, a superb of Faisalabad city. He was charged under section 295 A and 295 B PPC of blasphemy laws subject to death penalty by local police and present in court of Magistrate Ghulam Akbar on July 2, 2009, who ordered Judicial remand of Imran Masih for 14 days and sent him to District
village in district Kasur. Christians Brutally Attacked by Muslim Mob in District Kasur
This is a report on Christians brutally attacked by Muslim mob, on June 30, 2009, in a village known as Bahmani wala District Kasur. More then 600 hundred Muslim attacked about 100 Christians for a
First they hold Gun on him while he was sitting on driving seat and his mother on front seat. One of them snatched his chain from his neck, grab the mobile and cash from his pockets, tried to grab his wedding ring but it was tight in his finger and then ask him to come out from the car. As he comes
Safety of life and property of Christians in Pakistan doubted after Muslim attack in Bahmani village. Nazir Bhatti
on more than one hundred Christian families living in village Bahmani in Kasur district of Punjab.
“The attack of Muslim mob after announcements from Mosque forced 800 Christian men, women and children to flee from village to safe their lives have created doubts among Christians in Pakistan that w
destroyed Christians’ houses, looted valuables / jewelry and tortured Christian men and women ruthlessly.
Bahmani village is situated at some short to Ganda Singh border Kasur between India and Pakistan . More then hundred Christian families are living in village Bahmani among perhaps 600 Muslim f
of Pakistan and National Assembly of Pakistan. This bill will take months or years to reach on floor of house for legislation but common Christian in Pakistan must know that it is an official acknowledgement of government claims that minorities are 3% of total population and Christians are 1.1% . Th
"This seems to confirm the unanimous and undisputed tradition that these are the mortal remains on the Apostle Paul," the pontiff said at St Paul's-Outside-the-Walls, on the eve of the Feasts of St Peter and St Paul celebrated on Monday.
Peter and Paul are revered by Christians as the greatest earl
was risen to be a Federal Minister For Minorities in government of Pakistan Peoples Party PPP in Pakistan. The Pastors, laymen, Human right activists, women, elders and youth feel unsecured under present administration of Pakistan. Read this e-Mail to a prominent Christian Human right activists by a
Muslims Injure Christians in Attack on Christian Center in Egypt, Police Impose Curfew on Christians after Instigating Assault
after Muslims attacked a Christian center in the city of Ezbet Boshra-East in Egypt. Police arrested 19 Christians following the attack.
Father Issac Castor told ICC and the Voice of the Copts that the attack took place on June 21 at 11 A.M., when 25 young Copts traveled from Cairo to visit him. Cu
not to include formation of Christian Province on division of Punjab as proposed by ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz group leader Javed Hashmi to divide Punjab in more smaller federal units. The Pakistan Christian Congress PCC demanded Separate Christian Province on division of Punjab at Karachi
who was in Rome for the first time since his election as leader of the world's Syrian Catholics-- the Pope remarked that "the Eucharist fuses our different traditions in the unity of the one Spirit."
During the audience the Pope disclosed that he prays every day for peace in the Middle East, "espe
hence, they should not be deemed as having any affiliation with Jama’at Deoband.
Talking to a British radio, Maulana Qasmi said Taliban government in Afghanistan was not Islamic at all.
Commenting on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, he said Maulana is more political than a
around the only church in their village because the Muslims use the church's land to stable their livestock. To make matters worse, the police are refusing to defend the rights of Christians to build on their own property.
There are about 100 Christian families living in the village of Chung Khurd
The Pakistani Christians are more generous and honest with Pakistan than other nations and religions in Pakistan. By Watson Gill
In 1947 Jamayet-e-Islami has been the first Muslim religious party that has rejected the idea of Pakistan.
Mr. Maudodi and his party were against the idea of separate state of Pakistan. They criticized all the leaders of Muslim League for asking for a separate state Pakistan (They got respect,Hono
Non Governmental Organizations under umbrella of Pakistan Catholic Church, Catholic clergy and other Catholic Congregates to widen rift among Christians of other sects and Catholic by issuing statements like “Catholic federal minister Shahbaz Bhatti” or “A Catholic Shahbaz Bhatti rises up to Federal
According to reports 10 Christians were injured when parcel was opened by some children in a house which exploded with a big bang heard around city.
The injured were rushed to civil hospital where 4 are in very critical condition and deaths are feared. On night of June 12, 2009, Pakistani media rep
This date marks the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and coincides with the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Jean Marie Vianney "Cure of Ars".
The Catholic News Agency, in a March 16th article, covered the Holy Father’s announcement that the Church will celebrate a special year for prie
Pope Benedict XVI designated the Year to begin on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 19. His announcement also designated St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, as the Universal Patron of All Priests. According to a press release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,
Ms. Joseph served for many years at HRCP’s Karachi office and was one of the earliest members of the HRCP Secretariat. She had suffered a stroke a few years ago, but recovered sufficiently to continue working and retired last year. Her contribution toward the cause of human rights will be remembered
The 30-foot (nine-meter) tall white granite cross stands on the site where John Paul II delivered a Mass in 1979 in then-communist Poland. The sermon is credited by many with inspiring the country's nascent pro-democracy groups and giving rise to the Solidarity freedom movement that helped topple co
two internally displaced people's camps along the Thai border last night in a heightened effort to defeat the Karen. According to our initial reports, there were at least 400 people who were being sheltered between the two camps, including 200 children. Deaths have been reported, but full details ar
led by commander Mangal Bagh, the non-Muslims agreed to pay “Jizia” a protection Tax. The demand of protection tax by LeI was made in May 2009, and elders of Tribal area of Khyber Agency met in “Jirga” for couple of time to resolve issue but Mangal Bagh insisted that “Jizia” is compulsory for non-Mu
In what may be a defining moment of his presidency, Obama laid out a new blueprint for US Middle East policy, vowing to end mistrust, forge a Palestinian state and defuse a nuclear showdown with Iran.
"So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred r
Dissidents are calling for an end to the celibacy requirement for priests, for the ordination of women and more power for the laity. Clergy sex abuse scandals, priest shortages and bankrupted parishes have strengthened the calls. The year will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Je
especially in the North. Swat is the Switzerland of Asia. The Pak. Army thinks that so far there are about 2 million people who have left there homes and they are in Army camps. There are still people who are stuck in some places and can’t come. These people were living a peaceful life and never th
Karachi: May 30, 2009. (PCP exclusive report) As we informed our readers that Sindh will not implement 5% Quota on opposition by Hindus on May 29, 2009, the PCP presents full report here today.
We told our readers that when PM Gillani was announcing to expand quota of 5% to all four provinces of
Karachi: May 29, 2009: (PCP exclusive report) While Prime Minister of Pakistan was announcing to introduce 5% quota in provinces during Minority Solidarity Conference held here in Islamabad, the Hindus were pressing government to oppose any Quota in Sindh. (See full report tomorrow)
when hundreds of Christian families are sleeping on green grass on roadside under open sky in capital city of Islamabad after demolition of their homes in Shehzad Town.
These displaced families are very close to office of Shahbaz Bhatti but he have not bothered to visit these families which are sl
because “Thanksgiving” is only for Lord Jesus Christ in Christianity not to any worldly power or government.
It is ’Thanksgiving Day” for Shahbaz Bhatti, who was selected Member of National Assembly without single vote of Christians and his Lords in PPP imposed him as Federal Minister for Minoriti
Rev. Ijaz Masih, the pastor of St. George Grecian Church in Bannu Cantt, told ICC that he had presided over a beautiful Sunday service on May 10. On the morning of May 12, however, laborers who were working to renovate the church were shocked when they arrived and found the church's cross broken in
Benedict XVI visited the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy, which was flattened by air attacks in 1944 as German troops positioned around it fought to stop the advancing Allies.
German-born Pope Benedict, who was forced to join the Hitler Youth but never saw combat, said: 'In this plac
Dir Upper, Dir Lower, Boneir and other parts of Malakand division after complains of relatives of Christians who are still unable to flee from military operation areas or waiting for registration outside any camp set up by UN or Pakistani government.
Nazir Bhatti praised Church of Pakistan to provi
Prior in such hurry, Shahbaz Bhatti also announced that “Christians have been allocated seats in Senate of Pakistan” but when Christian who wanted to contest on Senate seats in 2009 Senate of Pakistan elections approached the Presiding Officers for nomination papers they were rebuffed with remarks “
"I appeal to you, bear witness to your faith through the digital world," the Pope said at his weekly address. "Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God's infinite love for all people will resound in new ways across our technological world."
Earlier this w
"Young people in particular, I appeal to you (to) bear witnesss to your faith through the digital world," the pope said at his weekly general audience.
"Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God's infinite love for all people will resound in new ways acros
"Young people in particular, I appeal to you (to) bear witnesss to your faith through the digital world," the pope said at his weekly general audience.
"Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God's infinite love for all people will resound in new ways acros
Police believe these militants had transferred the victim to the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group that is currently holding at least five other hostages.
The son of 61-year-old Doroteo Gonzales identified his father's face on Monday after police took on the case. His family had been warned that Gon
from Swat valley after military operation to end insurgency of Taliban.
The protest of Christian in front of Local hotel where Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti was meeting with few low profiled Christian leaders from USA and UK who are famous for engagements with Pakistani Missions to
“one Minority Conference” shall be denied proved false when Christian Community of Toronto opened Banners and hoisted play cards on venue where few Christians from USA and UK were hatching conspiracy to shape All Pakistan Minority Alliance APMA to be an International body. The Pakistani Christian co
to engage few so-called leaders in USA, UK, Canada and EU to discourage any peaceful protest on killing of Christians in Pakistan, arrests under blasphemy laws and enforced conversion of Christian women.
PCP learned through reliable sources that Pakistani Missions in West invite such Christian who
Presidents, Ameers and Organizers of 30 political and religious parties in Islamabad attended the conference. A unique idea of conference tables with the name of “Pakistan Table” was introduced. Before beginning the conference, guard of honor was given to the respected guests with live band on side.
But controversy has marked the visit this week from the start, as the pope's supposedly non-political trip abounds with politics and his hosts in Israel and the Palestinian Authority parse his words with nearly Talmudic precision eyeing support for their positions.
On Monday, his first day in Israe
"Catholic communities in the Holy Land... in their faith and devotion, are like lighted candles illuminating the holy places that were graced by the presence of Jesus our living Lord," he said.
"This presence is of vital importance for the good of society as a whole," the pontiff told an assembly o
Canadian Pakistani Christian Diaspora express “No Confidence” on Federal Minority Minister of Pakistan
Federal Minority Minster in Pakistani government dated May 17, 2009. The said gathering turned disputed on statement by minority minister in Pakistani media that “Christians are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan” which was termed as denial to facts by thousands of Canadian Pakistani Christians.
According to Javed Masih who was half conscious and in very terrible condition briefly explained that he was caught hold by the Land lord Mohammad Ali, his son Mohammad Iftikhar including their workers and imprisoned him under their home made custody four days ago. During these four days he was be
Pope Benedict is to divide his eight-day visit between Jordan and Israel, with a stop in Bethlehem, in the West Bank, on Wednesday.
He will also visit Amman's Regina Pacis centre for the handicapped and raise the issue of Iraq's Christian minority.
Pope Benedict plans to speak to Palestinians duri
They said the pope, who arrives in Jordan on Friday on the first leg of a tour including Israel and the Palestinian territories, still owed them an apology for hinting Islam was violent and irrational in a 2006 speech in Regensburg.
Jordan's Roman Catholic Church urged Islamists on Wednesday to wel
The Pakistani Christian in Holland were carrying play cards and Banners to protest with slogans of “Stop desecration of Church and killing of Christian in Pakistan” “We condemn injustice with Minorities” “Pakistan government shall protect Christians”
The Pakistani Christians in Netherlands took le
where Taliban uprising and Sharia law have empowered religious extremists and militants to demand Jizyia from Christians and other religious minorities.
The voice of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC was also heard in a session of Standing Committee on Minorities of National Assembly of Pakistan whe
with Police Officers and D.P O Sahiwal took very necessary action after listening the deep concern of ACCA and resolved issue.
Now, five Christians accused arrested under blasphemy charges on April 28, 2009 are free, but police advised them to leave their village.
They are out of the police cust
Prophet Mohammad not imposed Jizya on non-Muslims in Medina: Indian Ulma clarify on Taliban,s Islamic Tax on minorities in Pakistan.
New Delhi: May 3, 2009. (PCP report) “Pakistani Taliban’s treatment of Sikhs in tribal areas is illegal and barbaric” says a statement issued here to day signed by Maulana Mufti Mukarram Ahmad, Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid Fatehpuri, Delhi, Hafiz Muhammad Yahya President, All India Jamiat Ahl-e Hadees, M
Taliban also force Sikhs after Christians to leave FATA on non-payment of “Jazia” Islamic Taxation on non-Muslims in Islamic state.
members abduction and demands of “Jazia” a Tax Imposed on Non-Muslims living under Sharia law by Taliban of Orakzai Agency in FATA. The Orakzai Agency is one of seven tribal regions in Federally Administered Territory Area of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan which is under control of Tehreek Taliban P
Others, however, describe it as a potential minefield where various factions may try to exploit the pope’s presence for political gain.
"Both Jewish and Muslim ideologues are determined to stop the pope crossing that bridge,” wrote Catholic religion journalist Damian Thompson in his blog for the U.
and forcibly converted her to Islam and one influential Muslim married her who is still in custody of Muslim landlord and Christian father is knocking on every door of leaders for justice. This village is hub of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a banned terrorists organization led by Moulana Masood Azhar on contro
In Taliban system Bibles are illegal. Music and singing are banned and punishments include flogging and amputations. Sharing the message of Christ is also punishable by death.
Last week on Tuesday night and Wednesday (April 21-22, 2009) near the port city of Karachi – some 1,000 kilometers (nearly
We condemn propaganda of some Christian organizations claiming Taliban not involved in killing of Christians and attack on Churches at Taseer Town Karachi.
which are claiming that Attack on Churches of Taseer Town Karachi was a conspiracy against Taliban. The Christian tools of establishment are circulating bulk of e-Mails and press statements to media that graffiti chalked on walls of Churches and homes of Christians were done by land mafia and non wa
Irfan Masih dead, Imran Masih and Qudous Masih in critical condition in hospital after Taliban attack on Christians.
on a Christian colony named Taseer Town in Surjani Town Police Station on April 22, 2009. Imran Masih and Qadoos Masih are still in serious condition in hospital and fighting for life who also received bullet injuries when Taliban were burning houses, shops and Churches in Taseer town. The dozens we
Pakistani Christians in UK, Holland and USA meeting to condemn attack of Taliban on Churches in Karachi.
and said “It is slap on face of those leaders who claim that Christians are safe and enjoying equal rights in Pakistan”
An emergency meeting is underway in Luton city of UK where Christian leaders are gathering to condemn attack on Churches in Karachi by Taliban militants.
Meanwhile Imran Masih, I
The attack was well organized and heavy firearms were used by hundreds of Taliban to threaten unarmed Christian elders, women and children. The Taliban chalked slogans against Christianity and to accept Islam on Church walls in Taseer Town in night of April 19, 2009 which horrified Christian residen
According to AsiaNews, Lawrence John Saldanha, archbishop of Lahore and president of the Pakistani bishops' conference, has sent an open letter to President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raza Gilani, and the Justice Minister of the government of the North-West Frontier Province, in which he stres
It is unclear how much preparations for the trip will cost or who will foot what part of the bill, whether more than 200 Gaza Christians who have been promised permits to attend the pope’s Masses will receive them, or even how many Christians live in the Holy Land, said Wadie Abunasser, head of the
Marzieh Amairizadeh Esmaeilabad, 30, and Maryam Rustampoor, 27, were imprisoned by Iranian officials on March 5 and incarcerated in the infamous Evin prison. Inmates at this prison are tortured and face other forms of mistreatment. The two women were imprisoned because they were practicing their Chr
United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon decried the Western boycotts as the list of absentees lengthened and other European nations threatened to walk out.
The diplomatic fallout meanwhile spread as Israel recalled its ambassador in protest at the Swiss president's decision to meet Ahmadinejad -- the Iran
The Vatican said the papal visit to the earthquake zone had yet to be confirmed. However officials involved in the rescue and evacuation effort told Italian media they had been told to expect visit by the Pope on 1 May, a public holiday.
He would arrive by helicopter and meet rescue workers at the
for Kazi Courts under Sharia Law in Swat Valley, Malakand, Kohistan and Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Shariat Regulation Bill was presented by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani in National Assembly of Pakistan for approval on April 13, 2009. The Bill was forwarded by ANP led government in NWFP wh
in National Assembly which shall be ever recorded and appreciated by millions of Christian in Pakistan who are struggling to repeal blasphemy laws and implementation of Islamic laws on minorities.
The decision of MQM not to be part of Shariat Regulation Bill is in best interests of people of Pakist
“Reconciliation, difficult, but indispensable, is a precondition for a future of overall security and peaceful co-existence, and it can only be achieved through renewed, persevering and sincere efforts to resolve the Israeli- Palestinian conflict,” Pope Benedict said today in front of the loggia of
“Reconciliation, difficult, but indispensable, is a precondition for a future of overall security and peaceful co-existence, and it can only be achieved through renewed, persevering and sincere efforts to resolve the Israeli- Palestinian conflict,” Pope Benedict said today in front of the loggia of
Taking up a symbolic wooden cross for the final stage of the walk, the pope said he prayed for "all those who suffer" in the Abruzzo region, wishing that "even for them the star of hope and the light of the risen Lord will appear."
Thousands of pilgrims holding glowing candles were on hand for the
"I wish to send these holy oils to our dear brother (L'Aquila Archbishop) Giuseppe Molinari, who because of the great damage caused by the earthquake cannot gather his faithful today," the pope said.
"May they accompany the time of rebirth and reconstruction, caring for the sick and sustaining hope
The Pakistan Christian Post has asked this question. I have seen the results on Pakistan Christian Post, 155 said yes, 46 say no and 2 said, “don’t know”. I appreciate the optimism and hopes of Pakistani Christians from the “Reinstated Chief Justice” of Pakistan. Unfortunately in the almost sixty t
Sermon by Rev. Canon Dr. Patrick Augustine on Passion Sunday -Palm Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 21:1-11 15:1-47,
Matthew 26: 14-27:66 (The Passion Gospel
Observe the Cross of Jesus
We begin this morning the most sacred week of the Christian year. Upon hearing of the accounts of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the so
From the well of the Turkish parliament, Obama warned "you cannot put out fire with flames," arguing that brute force alone could not thwart extremism as he sent a flurry of coded messages throughout the Middle East.
Obama drew on his own biography as the son of a believer as he sought to forge new
Upon hearing of the disaster, Pope Benedict sent a telegram to the local archbishop offering his prayers for the victims and expressing his solidarity.
Italy's largest earthquake since 1997 hit early on Monday morning leveling whole blocks of the 13th- century town L'Aquila as well as surrounding t
The footage, apparently from a mobile phone, shows two men pinning down a burka-clad woman by her feet and shoulders, while a bearded man in a turban flogs her 34 times with a whip as she screams in agony.
Chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has ordered her to be produced in court at a hearing
Iranian officials allege that Marzieh Amairizadeh Esmaeilabad and Maryam Rustampoor are 'anti-government activists.'
According to the Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN), Iranian security officials searched the apartment shared by the two women and confiscated their personal belongings before they
Sermon by Rev. Canon Dr. Patrick P. Augustine on Fifth Sunday of Lent at Christ Episcopal Church La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Psalm 51: 1-13, Hebrews 5: 5-10, John 12: 20-33
Glory of the Cross of Christ
Liturgical Note: (Formerly, this fifth Sunday in Lent was known as Passion Sunday. More recent liturgy assigns that name to the day that begins Holy Week. But the Scripture assigned for this day all
Peshawar High Court orders to file criminal charges on Commercial Plaza in Mission Hospital Peshawar.
who allegedly sold of part of plot of Mission Hospital Peshawar for Commercial Plaza to one Muslim contractor. Bishop Ijaz Inayat was petitioner in said petition.
The properties of Church of Pakistan through out Pakistan are sold by clergy land mafia with support of Muslims which have caused unrest
They are the second and third added persons after Abdul Sattar Edhi of Pakistan given this title.
The title giving authority is “find hero” and international forum that acknowledges peace – makers – role models as HEROES. They are acknowledged for their demonstrated effective alternatives to viole
led by moderate Muslim PPP, ANP and JUI while a success of lawyers, religious political groups and radical Muslim elements from NWFP and Punjab. When Islamist groups opened front against government by hijacking lawyers movement at same time there was an other front launched by Tehreek Nafaz Shariat
Sign Petition to Free Uzbekistan Pastor: 8 year old daughter of Pastor Shestakoy appealed ICC Chief Jeff King
Uzbekistan's Religious Affairs Committee claims Shestakov, an evangelical pastor affiliated with the registered Full Gospel Church, is not an authorized leader of any officially-recognized religious organization in Uzbekistan. They describe him as an "imposter" leading an underground group engaged i
Security Situation in Afghanistan Threatens to Make Elections a Magnet for Taliban Attacks, Expanding their Footprint and Psychological Control
and a vigorous and open discussion of a wide variety of candidates, according to a report issued today by The International Council on Security and Development (ICOS). ICOS field research has also revealed a remarkable absence of concern over the President’s ethnic background, and an openness to con
Currently serving as an auxiliary bishop of San Diego, Bishop Cordileone will become the shepherd of 400,000 Catholics in the Oakland area.
Bishop Cordileone will be taking over after Archbishop Allen Vigneron was appointed to lead the Archdiocese of Detroit in January of this year.
The speed of t
Two girls were killed and 40 injured on Saturday in a crush when the gates of a stadium in the Angolan capital Luanda were opened for 30,000 youths who had come to hear him speak.
"I offer my sympathies to their families and friends, and my deep sorrow, because they were coming to meet me. I pray f
A top advisor to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad welcomed Obama's olive branch, but urged Washington to recognize and repair "past mistakes."
Obama said in a video message marking the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, that his administration "is now committed to diplomacy that addresses the full range
Cameroon "shelters thousands of Christians and Muslims who often live, work and carry out their religious devotions in the same neighbourhood," said the pope in a text distributed to journalists.
They all believed in a single God and shared "fundamental values" such as the family, social responsibi
“Keeping God’s Law” Sermon by Rev. Canon Dr. Patrick P Augustine on Third Sunday in Lent at Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Then God spoke all these words: Exodus 20:1-17
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, o
This visit happens at a time when the Angolan authorities take measures to tackle the cases of gender violence that lately have been emerging in the whole of the national territory.
Benedict XVI brings to Angola a message of peace and reconciliation, aiming at uniting families and providing the wel
"We welcome the announcement by the Government of Pakistan of its plans to reinstate former Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry," said the statement.
"This is a statesmanlike decision taken to defuse a serious confrontation, and the apparent removal of this long-standing national issue is a s
The decisions were taken during a meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Zardari, the presidency said in a statement released after officials said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had telephoned the rival leaders.
But Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), the second biggest
"The first trip to Africa is a trip of hope and overall reconciliation," Federico Lombardi said as he briefed the Vatican press corps on the weeklong tour beginning next Tuesday.
Benedict would address all Africans on March 19 from the Cameroonian capital Yaounde where he was due to meet delegates
Does Sin Matters? Sermon by Rev. Canon Dr. Patrick P Augustine on Second Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2009, at Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin
If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take their cross and follow me.Mk:8:31-38
Does Sin Matters?
In the gospel reading today we hear the call from Jesus that if we want to be his disciple then to take up our cross and to follow him. In the appointed epistle St. Paul wr
during the program organized by Milap Organization on the 8th March at St. John’s Church, Mianmir Colony, Lahore Cantt. She continued, “My mother-in-law said that they will get their son married once again. I had to come back to my parent’s home with my 3 small daughters.”
Mrs. Jamila Nasir enthu
In a statement smuggled from Israel’s Negev (Naqab) desert prison camp and released to the public on Friday, the prisoners said, “We appeal Pope Benedict XVI to intervene to resolve our case and end our suffering.”
The prisoners said they welcomed the visit, and also called on the Catholic clergy t
Gujranwala: March 5, 2009. On 2nd March 2009, A Muslim group attacked on Christians at Sangowali Aroop Village District Gujranwala. The attackers were armed with weapons and wooden rods. A Christian lady named Shakeela aged 35 years died with critical injuries while 28 got injured; three of them are
According to Nigerian news source, the Guardian, the violence against the Christians in the city of Bauchi started on February 20, 2009, following a disagreement between two factions of an Islamic sect known as Izala.
The factions had agreed to hold prayer at the mosque at different times. When on
It was 8.00 PM of March 2, 2009, the silence of village like town of Mangowala Aroop was broken by bursts of guns and Christian worshipers were falling with bullet injuries on Church floor to protecting their Church pastor The news of attack on Church broke out in village Aroop and other nearby vil
vide case registered vide First Information Report (FIR) No. 33 dated 1st March 2009, under section 295 B & C with police station Theh Shaikham District Kasur, both have been arrested and presently detained in the local police station.
7 team members from CLAAS and SLMP visited village Maloki fo
Appointment of Christian Judge is success of Christian pressure groups not achievement of Shahbaz Bhatti
he was human rights activists but only known in Church clergy circles came in lime light with announcement of Justice among other 15 Muslims for Lahore High Court by Pakistan Peoples Party. His name is Samshaid Rehmatullah, Does it sounds like a Christian? Let us know more about Judge Jamshaid Rehma
Nazir Bhatti urged Christians to observe prayer day on March 15, 2009, for safety of millions of Christians in Pakistan because threat of Muslim extremists is on head.
“It is very surprising that a secular party like Awamai National Party ANP which governs NWFP is implementing Islamic Sharia in Swa
The letter of appeal to Secretary General UN Mr. Ban Ki Moon was released for press to Pakistani Newspapers also to bring facts on record.
Nazir Bhatti said, “The threats from Christian tools of establishment to prevent me to file this petition with UNO are never counted by me because Christians ca
Noshi, a 23 years old Christian girl, resident of village Chak 190-9L in district Sahiwal was kidnapped by gang of Muslims in year 2008, who broke in their home and looted 50,000 Rupees and then took away Noshi with them on gunpoint.
The father of Noshi was also present in home who was put on hold
Leading the march of the Christian community, J. Salik handed over the quilts to the Member National Assembly from the war-torn Swat region, Syed Allaudin Aurangzeb who sent the loaded truck to the scenic Swat valley to help the affectees including women, children and elderly people.
It may be rec
When the widow's Christian neighbors flooded the streets to protest, the police returned and fired on the crowd, sparking a three-hour standoff.
Police Inspector Muhammad Afzal Lalli, a radical Muslim, was leading a drug bust in Sargodha, Pakistan, when two suspects hid in the home of a Christian w
Benedict said the Roman Catholic Church requires ''all Catholics, especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society'' to promote life from conception to death during what Vatican officials called a "brief" meeting Wednesday with Pelosi, the Italian news agency ANSA
13 years old Christian girl gang raped by 5 Muslims in Punjab. Pakistani British Christians lodge strong protest on incident.
13 years Christian girl came out of home to dump trash but on the way Mohammad Kako and Mohammad Kala kidnapped her and forcibly on gunpoint pushed her to their compound in Muslim neighborhood. There were three more Muslim men present and they gang raped her.
The family members of teenage Christia
Distressed by the situation, the elderly Christian landowner died, and his daughter is now trying to recover the family farm, but police have refused to pursue the case.
This is another example of how Muslims in Pakistan specifically target their criminal activities against Christians because they
The employee, Ashraf Masih, was 30 years old and had started the job two months ago in the village of Shajwal, Chak 172, GB. Two Muslim brothers, Muhammad Arfan and Muhammad Nadeem, and their nephew, Muhammad Imran, hired him to collect milk from various farms and houses.
In January, after working
"We would all be concerned by a situation in which extremists would have safe haven," NATO spokesman James Appathuraitold a news briefing. "It is certainly reason for concern."
NATO heads an international force battling Taliban militants in Pakistan's neighbor Afghanistan. Reuters
thousands of people responded and wrote to the government of Pakistan and protested against that Law Suit. The Law Suit against me was withdrawn, yet I surrendered my Pakistani Nationality in protest against discriminatory attitude of Muslim majority and silence of the government of Pakistan. Takin
At least one missile fired by a suspected drone struck the Taliban centre in Bhagan, part of a remote mountain stronghold for the hardline movement which is waging a fierce insurgency across the border in Afghanistan.
"One missile fired by a suspected US drone destroyed the Taliban centre," a top P
"This May, we will receive a special visitor, Pope Benedict XVI," Olmert told his cabinet, without giving an exact date. "President Shimon Peres will accompany him to various sites in Israel."
Olmert, who is usually effusive in his praise of friendly foreign leaders, said matter-of-factly that he h
"The problematic and controversial chapter of the church and the matter of Holocaust denial do not end with the pope's declaration condemning Holocaust denial," Foxman told Haaretz.
Foxman, who was present at the meeting in the Vatican, refused to echo the compliments which other Jewish leaders fe
"Any denial or minimisation of this terrible crime is intolerable and altogether unacceptable," the pope told leaders of the Conference of American Jewish Organisations when he also confirmed plans to visit Israel.
"This should be clear to everyone, especially to those standing in the tradition of
Wednesday that he plans to thank the pope for a commitment to strong Catholic-Jewish ties that Benedict expressed to dampen the controversy over he bishop.
The Vienna-born rabbi is a Holocaust survivor and he said the position of Bishop Richard Williamson was "very painful" to him. "I'm an eyewitne
Under Joint Election system, Muslim political parties get votes of Christian for their party candidates of National assembly and four Provincial assemblies and select Christian tools on reserved seats in parliament. There are no reserved seats for Christians in Senate of Pakistan while reserved seat
The tape, seen by an AFP correspondent here, was released one day after a spokesman for Pakistan's umbrella Taliban group said its men had decapitated Piotr Stanczak, who was seized in the volatile northwest on September 28.
Pakistan has seen a number of kidnappings of foreign nationals in recent m
The Rabbinate pulled out of a meeting with Vatican officials scheduled for March 1-4 in the midst of an international outcry over Pope Benedict's lifting of the excommunications of four traditionalist bishops, including Richard Williamson, who denies the full extent of the Holocaust.
The meeting wi
Christian Leader Trapped Inside Saudi Arabia: Expatriate Christian, Threatened by Islamists, Would Face Persecution at Home Also
an expatriate Christian leader in Saudi Arabia, fled from the city of Riyadh on January 28 following threats he received from radical Muslims.
On January 10, Woldu found a note on his van warning him to leave Saudi Arabia or face the consequences. "They [the Islamic extremists] were not happy whe
There are Punjabi reverend fathers in majority but still Goen are ruling Catholic Christians which is unjust and unfair. The Bishops Conference of Pakistan, comprising of these Goaen tiny community declared killing of Bishop John Joseph, a Punjabi bishop to be suicide on intimation of establishment
According to AFP, gunmen ambushed Solecki's vehicle, which was marked with United Nations insignia, and opened fire, wounding the driver who later died of his injuries, UN officials and police said.
Local police official Khalid Masood told AFP that Solecki was an American national and "head of the
Yesterday, the Vatican announced the appointment of Rev. Gerhard Maria Wagner to auxiliary bishop in Linz, Austria, according to Top Magazine
Wagner, 54, said in 2005 that Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for the sins of New Orleans. He specifically called attention to the city's annual gay
Family members of the Christian man, Akmal Masih, also known as "Teddy," told ICC that on January 2 at 12:00pm, a close aide of the radical Muslim police chief Muhammad Afzal Lalli of Factory Area Police Station in Sargodha came to their house and demanded a bribe of 20,000 Pakistani Rupees ($250).
selected member of national assembly of Pakistan by PPP and presently Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti in an e-Mail to Pakistan Christian Post have termed Shahbaz Bhatti statement : Christians are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan” shameful
Mr. Joseph writes” To, The editor of Pakist
Joseph Patres, member of Pakistani Canadian Christian Community writes an eye opening experience when along with Muslim counterparts visits members of Parliament:
I had the opportunity to attend the above meeting organized by Pakistan Action Committee for Equality in Canada along with most of you, members of parliament on January 25, 2009.
In that meeting the members of the Pakistani-Canadians community, mostly Muslims raised many issues involving situatio
Hector is running an organization to promote peace in society named as Peace Worldwide. On 21st January 2009, about 50 policemen trespassed Hector’s house at midnight. They tortured Hector, his wife and daughters and looted money, gold ornaments and mobile sets etc. Police arrested Aleem and took h
"It is scandalous that someone of this stature in the Church denies the Holocaust," the institution said in a statement, referring to Bishop Richard Williamson who has publicly denied the murder of six million Jews during World War II.
"Denial of the Holocaust not only insults the survivors, memory
Williamson has said that only 200,000-300,000 Jews died during World War II and that gas chambers were a fiction.
He has also endorsed the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious anti-Semitic forgery used since the late 19th century to fuel anti-Jewish violence, according to the Sydney Mornin
Knowing that the courts rarely protect the rights of Christians, the Deputy Speaker of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) is trying to illegally evict a Christian family from their house so that he can use it for his security guards.
A social worker from Peshawar told ICC that Slamat Masih ha
“We are pleased to inform you that Rashid etc all blasphemy accused persons have been acquitted today on 19th January 2009. The session judge made an announcement that Rashid, Salamat, Tanveer and Bao are acquitted from the charge. They all would be released from district jail Toba Tak Singh this ev
Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put elected politician Geert Wilders on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.
"The court also considers appropriate criminal prosecution for insulting Muslim worshippers because of comparisons between Islam and Nazism made by Wilders," it added.
How things have moved to the worst since Europe defeated Nazism in 1945. The most prominent European fighting Nazi tyranny had thi
The sentence which was passed on December 30, 2008, also includes a fine of 250,000 dalasis (about $ 9,524). According to the court, the couple will be imprisoned for an additional six months if they do not pay the fine.
David Fulton, 60, and his wife, Fiona, 47, have been living in The Gambia fo
According to a report in a British newspaper, the Vatican is set to launch its own channel on YouTube, posting video and audio clips of Pope Benedict XVI's addresses, along with news about the pontiff.
The Daily Telegraph reported that the Vatican will announce its plans for YouTube this week. Oliv
PCC respects Mr. Cecil on his services in war against India but questions him why he came parasite on Christian Church. Can not you get job in any other Semi-government establishment instead of catholic School.
“Catholic church have served Muslims more than Christians to keep it on in name of servi
because selection is un-democratic while he stressed to abolish imposed Joint Electorate system which enables Muslim political parties to select minority members of their choice in parliament.
Nazir Bhatti stressed upon Christian youth to unite and reject any selection of Christian in Senate of Pak
The pope called for support for all those trying to "stop the tragedy" in the Gaza Strip, just hours ahead of a summit on the crisis at Sharm El-Sheik, in Egypt.
He gave support to "those who, on one side and the other, believe that there is a place for everyone in the Holy Land."
The pontiff expr
After United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in the region seeking to end the conflict, diplomats said Hamas has accepted an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, although the Islamists merely indicated support for its broad outlines.
The head of Gaza's emergency services Moawiya Hassanein told AFP 1,038
I was preparing memorandum for submission to Secretary General of United Nations to grant refugee status to oppressed Pakistani Christian nation which caused delay to respond to my readers of Pakistan Christian Post.
I was surprised to read that letter which was clear index of denial to facts becau
The fierce fighting began late Saturday and continued early Sunday in the lawless Mohmand tribal area in northwest Pakistan, a known Taliban and Al-Qaeda stronghold, the military said in a statement.
The cross-border attack was the biggest in recent months against Pakistan's security forces, who ar
Unidentified militants forcibly entered in Christ Awami Church located in Rasool Shah Colony on New Year night. They threatened the congregants to stop worshipping in the Church. When some Christian worshippers put up resistance the militants desecrated Holy Bibles, cross and hymn books besides smas
to grant Pakistani Christians a refugee status after polls on PCP when more them sixty two thousand voted to file this petition.
“I condemn Pakistani establishment to use its machinery to vote against issue and raised negative votes up to sixty nine thousands within two nights which have been recor
"Hatred and the rejection of dialogue bring nothing but war," he said after reciting the Angelus Jan. 6 with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square.
"Today I would like to encourage the initiatives and efforts of all those who, having a heart of peace, are trying to help Israelis and Palestinians
Jews and local official sources said on Friday.The whole Jewish community, which has 266 people, will move tomorrow from the town of Raida in Amran province, to a governmental residential complex in the city of Sana'a, the sources said. "The Jews were given an ultimatum till tomorrow to leave or
The Pontiff, delivering a traditional New Year prayer for peace, said the economic downturn needed more than quick fixes and should be regarded as an opportunity to narrow the gap between the haves and the have nots.
"This crisis needs to be looked at in depth, as a grave symptom that requires inte
In a New Year dinner to American Pakistani Christians hosted by Pakistani ambassador who was extremist Muslim and member of Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan turned to be moderate Muslim made statement that Christians are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan.
Nazir Bhatti said “It is shameful for American Pakis
His appeal was made amid the splendour of St Peter's Basilica during a New Year's Eve vespers service.
Pope Benedict described these times as being "marked by uncertainty and worry for the future" but told the faithful not to be afraid.
He urged governments to help families in difficulty and said
On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.