Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five was sentenced to death on allegations of blasphemy and presently in security cell of Skeikhupura Jail waiting for her appeal in Lahore High Court LHC against her sentence.
The CLAAS claims “Asia Bibi also pleaded with the international media to report accuratel
Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five was sentenced to death on allegations of blasphemy and presently in security cell of Skeikhupura Jail waiting for her appeal in Lahore High Court LHC against her sentence.
The Pakistani Christian Civil Society activists in e-mails and phone calls recognized that Pakistan Christian Congress PCC led by Nazir S Bhatti was only Christian political party to demand representation of Christians and other religious minorities in 1985, and kept pressing on this demand for deca
again who was acquitted from charges from Lahore High Court in year 2010, after serving 3 years term in jail.
Amanat Masih, 45, a resident of village of Nabi Pur Virkan in the district of Sheikhupura, was arrested on charges of desecrating and setting on fire pages of the Quran on March 23, 2007, a
The leader of the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics moved into the basilica on a rolling platform -- a decision, officials said, to spare the 84-year-old Benedict the fatigue of walking the long center aisle.
In his homily, the pope urged people to see past what he described as the superficial “
worshipers during Christmas and New Year services.
The Central Executive Council of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC in a statement issued here today from PCC Secretariat said that Christian fear backlash from rising anti-American sentiments after NATO attacks on Pakistani border check post killing
to constitute a Commission to investigate genocide of 20 million Pakistani Christians and to award them Refugee Status for safety of life and property in which government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan is failed. He expressed his grave concerns on misuse of blasphemy law against religious minoritie
and President, All Pakistan Minorities Alliance Sindh has submitted his application on 08-12-2011 to the Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Government of Sindh, the Inspector General of Police Sindh, the Capital City Police Officer, Karachi and the Deputy Commissioner Karachi East to post
without any investigation of high ranking police officer on December 6, 2011, in Qaziabad town of sub district Shahdhara of District sheikhupura of Punjab province of Pakistan.
Khurram Masih aged 25, a mason by profession, was working with other Muslim laborers to finish marbles tiling in a house o
A quarrel between a Copt, John Hosni, and Mahmoud Abdel-Nazeer, who later died in hospital, turned into collective punishment of all Copts in the majority Christian village of elGhorayzat, in the Maragha district of Sohag province. Muslims vowed not to bury Abdel-Nazeer until John Hosni is punished.
All Pakistan Minorities Alliance Sindh thanked all the Journalists and Media Persons for supporting the cause of Christians and voiced the grievances pertaining to list issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in which they blindly declared the words / name of “Jesus Christ” in the Ban l
made in telephonic address to gathering of Christian clergy in Lahore that he awarded Dual Voting right to Christians during his rule in Pakistan.
In a statement of Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC commenting on Parvez Musharraf claims termed it totally false and mis
The Hindu Panchayet has accused PPP leader Bhayo of killing Hindu doctors to force them to flee from Sindh. Protestors carrying banners and placards inscribed antigovernment slogans were led by Central President of Awami Tehrik, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Fameda Riaz, M Parkas and others demanded from gover
Shikarpur is one district of Sindh province of Pakistan, where in Chack Jahanian, more than 50 thousand Hindus are living before formation of Pakistan.
Sindh province was ruled by Hindu Raja from desert city of Omer-Kot for centuries before invasion of Muslim Mughals in sub-continent of India.
that Address of TI Chief Imran Khan fell short on protection of rights of religious minorities in Pakistan.
Imran Khan said in his speech that rights of minorities will be fully protected while addressing public meeting in Lahore but not commented on controversial blasphemy law, election system for
Amant Masih was pleading for help to safe his son and daughter in law who were kidnapped and enforcedly converted to Islam by influential Muslims.
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Group is ruling populous Punjab province of Pakistan where attacks on Christian life and property is at rise. The banned ou
on his services for peace, tolerance and harmony in Pakistan among different religious communities.
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC said in a statement that PCC will formally dispatch nomination letter of Salman Taseer to Committee of Nobel Peace Prize and will writ
along with members of the Permanent Synod of the Eastern Catholic Church. Archbishop Alencherry succeeded to the helm of the Syro-Malabar Church - the largest of those founded by Saint Thomas – following the death of Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil earlier this year. Found primarily in Kerala southern I
The numbers could rise dramatically as many bodies are still unidentified and disfigured beyond recognition. The dead and injured have been transported to the Coptic Hospital in Cairo. Bodies of 4 Copts were found in buildings and taken to the public morgue, reported al-Ahram Daily.
There were disc
in village Chak Number 134/16-L, in sub-district Mian Channu of District Khanewal in Southern Punjab.
On evening of October 5, 2011, Muslim land mafia tools came to village 134/16, which is marked as Christian village in NADRA of Pakistan discriminatory opened fire on Christians.
Sabir Masih was g
Indeed, the enthusiasm of the educational staff in this instance was so high that they accused a student of a minority community of blasphemy without following the basic concepts of the ethics of imparting education.
These ethics are being violated when the secrecy of examination papers are dishon
As is customary, at the start of an Apostolic journey, the Pope answers questions put to him by journalists who are travelling in his entourage.
Introducing the press conference, Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, said that there are some 4.000 accredited journalists on the ground in Germa
The pope, who also sent a message to U.S. Catholic Church leaders to mark the anniversary, offered prayers for victims and their families during a visit to the Adriatic city of Ancona, where he traveled to close an Italian Church conference.
He called on all people to "always reject violence as a s
that suspects nominated in Anti-Terrorism Court ATC Rawalpindi by Mr. Sikander Bhatti in connection with murder of his brother are not related to our family nor we have and any enmity or rivalry with them.
Mr. Peter Bhatti said that rumors are being spread by media in Pakistan that Assassination of
The 4 seats reserved for minorities in Senate of Pakistan are not proportional to population nor will it be direct representation of minorities because Muslim political parties will select them and impose them on Christians, Hindus, Ahmadi, Parsi and Sikhs.
There were total of hundred seats in Sena
The Chief Minister assured Prime Minister Gilani of the early recovery of Shahbaz Taseer, who was abducted by unknown persons today in Lahore.Earlier, the Prime Minister directed Inspector General Police (Punjab) to take all measures to recover Shahbaz Taseer, the son of deceased Governor Salman Tas
The Vatican confirmed Aug. 23 that Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X, will travel to Rome in mid-September to meet with U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, the head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The superior of the society in Germany, F
of former Federal Minister for Minorities Affair Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti was not included in this list announced by President House on August 14, 2011, on Independence Day of Pakistan.
The PPP government recognized sacrifice of Salman Taseer Shaheed, Governor of Punjab and leader of PPP and awarded h
expressing surprise and anger on media reports revealed by Joint Investigation Team JIT formed to investigate assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minority Minister, on March 2, 2011, in capital city of Islamabad that family property dispute was cause of killing of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti not reli
Thousands flooded the main square of the tiny hill top village which borders onto the main entrance to the Papal summer residence.
Appearing on the balcony overlooking the square, the Pope said "each of us needs time and space for meditation, reflection and calm ... Thank God it's so! In fact, thi
with office of Ban ki-Moon, secretary General, United Nations Offices, New York, in August 2011.
Pakistan Christian Congress PCC filed a Petition with UN offices to award Refugee Status to Pakistani Christians in 2009, which was put in pending after objections raised by National Commission for Ju
During the course of Sunday prayer at his summer residence in Castelgandolfo, Benedict XVI spoke of his "profound concern" at news of "severe droughts in the region, especially in Somalia" followed, in some areas "by heavy rainfall". The events, the Pope clarified are "leading to a humanitarian cata
According to the 1998 census upper caste Hindus are just over 2.1 million though these figures are contested by the representatives of the lower caste Hindus as they believe that discrimination and the state’s denial of their problems begins with numbers and estimates that the population of lower ca
“Thank you. Dear friends, and good evening. I have arrived to start my vacation and here I find everything: mountains, the lake, the sea, a beautifully restored church [applause] and good people. I am so happy to be here. We hope that the Lord will give us a good holiday.
From my heart, I impart m
A key figure behind the initiative is German psychologist priest Hans Zollner from the Vatican's Gregorian University, who spoke to AFP about the need for fundamental changes in how the Catholic Church handles abuse cases.
"Bishops have to give priority to victims," said Zollner, a member of the or
and termed it as government’s attempt to end national identity of 7 million Pakistani Christians and other minorities. The minorities have there own importance in the federal but Christians are facing Injustices, prejudices and discriminations in the Democracy of Pakistan, said the former federal mi
The devolution of Federal Minority Ministry will come in effect from June 30, 2011, as per decision of Pakistan Cabinet here in Islamabad on June 28, 2011.
The Federal Minority Ministry fell in list of ministries for devolution under 18th Amendment in constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan wh
Rawalpindi: June 25, 2011. (PCP) The Anti-Terrorist Court acquitted Mohammad Nazar arrested in connection with assassination of former Federal Minority Minister Shahbaz Bhatti here today when police produced accused in court after five days physical remand and requested for more eight days remand fo
and issued notification of succession which was pending through a petition filed by a Christian Michael Javed claiming to be successor on vacant seat as per Pakistan Peoples Party PPP priority list submitted with Election Commission of Pakistan in 2008.
Dr. Khatu Mall Jewan being in inner circles
Pope Benedict XVI told participants of a diocesan conference in Rome June 13 to not be afraid of their duty as Christians to evangelize and to pass on the word of God "with courage, with conviction, with joy."
Speaking from Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran, the pope called for renewed efforts fo
In his first public appearance since returning from a pastoral trip to Croatian capital of Zagreb June 4-5, the pope also emphasized the essential role of marriage and marital fidelity in a Europe, which has rising rates of divorce and separations.
The pope spoke warmly of his brief visit to the ov
Radical groups in Pakistan file a petition in the apex court to revoke Holy Bible in Pakistan. By: Jawad Mazhar
as it contains passages and miracles of Lord Jesus Christ which he performed during the three (03) of preaching period upon the face of earth. But these passages and miracles were seen as humiliation of the Islamic Prophet by radical Muslim elements. PCP learnt through very reliable sources.
for notification of succession on seat vacated in National Assembly of Pakistan after assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian heading Federal Ministry for Minority affairs.
Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minorities and selected by ruling Pakistan Peoples Party on reserved minorities seat
- which deals with the protection of Christians in Pakistan - two Christian girls were kidnapped by a group of Muslims and forced to convert to Islam and get married. Rebbecca Masih and Saima Masih were kidnapped in Jhung the district of Faisalabad.
As explained by the two sisters` father, Rehmat M
Some 70,000 people were in Salvador for the event, including President Dilma Rousseff and some 500 Roman Catholic priests and nuns.
The ceremony, carried out in the church of Our Lady of Hope, was led by Brazilian Cardinal Dom Geraldo Majella Agnelo in representation of Pope Benedict XVI.
The full text of the Holy Father’s remarks…
Dear Brother Bishops,
It gives me great joy to welcome you as you make your visit ad Limina Apostolorum during this Easter season. Through you I extend my greetings to all the faithful in your care, and I thank Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo for the
Cairo: May 9, 2011. (AINA) Christians Copts in the area of Embaba were attacked Saturday evening by Muslim Salafis. The attacks lasted for 14 hours. The Muslims fired guns and rifles and hurled Molotov cocktails at Coptic churches, houses and businesses. 12 Copts were killed and 232 injured.
ISLAMABAD: May 6, 2011. (PCP) Former Federal Minister for Population Welfare and Convener World Minorities Alliance J.Salik has strongly reacted to the statement of the newly appointed Minister for Minorities Affairs Riaz Hussain Pirzada that he would tender his resignation if he is not acceptable t
The Pope’s message, made public by the Vatican on May 5, was directed to the annual plenary meeting of the commission, which was dedication to a discussion of inspiration in the Bible.
"An interpretation of Sacred Scripture that ignores or forgets its inspiration does not take into account its mos
The comment came as part of a short response to the worldwide news that Osama bin Laden, taken to be a key al-Qaida leader, has been killed by US forces in Pakistan, according to a statement made by President Barack Obama
The Vatican described bin Laden as a man who sowed division and hatred and wh
residential area where Christians and Muslims shared neighborhood from decades in very harmonious way in Gujranwala city of Punjab province of Pakistan.
The Muslim mob attacked on houses of Christians banging their doors and beating any one they found in home. Attackers were abusing and disrespecti
Rome’s army of council workers are labouring around the clock to ensure that everything will be all right on the night and the day after, with giant screens and loud speakers being hauled into place ahead of Saturday’s “White night of prayer” and Sunday’s Beatification Mass.
The Eternal City has
at different places in Faisalabad and Lahore. After quenched the lust, the rapist left her at Railway Station Faisalabad and threatened her that he would involved her parents in a bomb blast case if she told anybody about this incident.
On 16th April 2011, a case (FIR # 454/2011) under sect
The 84 year-old pontiff presided at an Easter eve service in St Peter's Basilica, delivering a sermon around the theme of divine creation and receiving six adult converts from various countries into the church.
Saturday's ceremony followed a cautious move on Good Friday to address a wider audience
The Christian leaders of All India Christian Association joined Pakistan Movement on assurances of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah that Separate Electorate will be given to Christians in Pakistan that they may elect their representation proportional to their population in Parliament.
Thousands of people packed into the piazza both young and old waving palms and olive branches as is traditional on this occasion.
As the choir sang the “Hosanna” a solemn procession ranging from deacons to Cardinals made its way around the square. Pope Benedict resplendent in red vestments and trav
The case of blasphemy is registered on burning pages of Quran against Father and Son in Gujranwala city where Farrukh Gill was working as a Welfare Officer at "National Bank", and his father is a teacher at the "Christian Technical Training Center" Guranjawala Pakistan.
BPCA quotes from noting of B
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC said that violence against 20 million Pakistani Christian have risen after abolishment of Separate Electorate in Pakistan by General Parvez Musharraf in 2002.
The attack on Christian life and property on pretext to blasphemy was at pe
on appointment of Dr. Khatumal Jeewan on seat vacated after assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti in National Assembly of Pakistan by President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also Co-Chairperson of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party PPP.
“It is surprising for millions of Pakistani Christians that PPP leadership dir
The Vatican said the 83-year-old prelate died Friday. He had suffered a heart attack a year ago, Indian reports said.
Benedict lauded the cardinal's "dedication and service" to the Syro-Malabar church in India.
During a period of tension and violence between Hindus and Christians in 2008, Vithayat
Speaking at his Sunday blessing, he said he was addressing his appeal to "international bodies", and "those who hold military and political responsibility".
to intervene to ensure justice for oppressed Pakistani Christian who are victimized under Islamic laws and treated as 2nd class citizen. Mr. Bhatti was addressing a protest gathering of Pakistani Christian Diaspora in front of UN building in New York, to condemn assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti.
Preacher, the French Carmelite, Father Lethel, explored the theme of holiness, drawing on the figure of John Paul II in view of the upcoming beatification.
Pope Benedict XVI, in thanking father Lethel, noted that the meditations were in line with his catechesis on the figures of the saints in the
In a March 12 telegram to Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga of Osaka, the president of the Japanese bishops’ conference, the Pope said he was “deeply saddened” by news of the tragedy, and prayer for the dead and their loved ones. At his midday public audience on March 13, the Pontiff said images of the tsu
PCC condemned imposition of Joint Electorate which enabled Selection of Christians on reserved seats in National assembly of Pakistan and Four provincial Assemblies in 2002, by military ruler General Parvez Mushhraf after abolishing Separate Electorate.
The Christians in Pakistan were enjoying Sep
Michael Javed, Fides reveal sources in Pakistan, is also the candidate most accredited Bhatti to succeed to the post of Minister of Religious Minorities. Indeed, the government - views the internal and international pressure it undergoes at this time - seems to have no intention of keeping the seat
Hundreds of All Pakistan Minorities Alliance APMA activists have traveled from different parts of Punjab to participate in funeral services of their chief Shahbaz Bhatti, who was gunned down in Islamabad on March 2, 2011, when heading for cabinet meeting from his home.
The Chief Minister Punjab was
the latest attack on a high-profile Pakistani figure who had urged reforming harsh blasphemy laws that impose the death penalty for insulting Islam.
Shahbaz Bhatti was on his way to work in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, when unknown gunmen riddled his car with bullets, police officer Mohmmad Iq
Agnes Nuggo wife of Bashir Masih resident of Ibnne-e-Marriam Colony, Faisalabad, had a dispute on plot of land on which Muslims had also an eye and wanted to grab that valuable piece of land.
When Muslims failed to acquire plot from Agnes Bibi, they filed a complaint against her on defiling Islam
who had assembled at the Indo-Pak international border at Attari from various parts of the state carried out a demonstration on Saturday against Pakistan government for giving a death sentence to a Pakistani Christian woman, Aasia Bibi.
While demanding revoking of the orders of capital punishment,
Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minority Affairs kept sealed lips in Cabinet Meeting in which decision to dissolve Minority Ministry was approved along with other Nine Federal Ministries under 18th Amendment in Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan said Dr. Nazir S Bhatti
“PCC issued f
During an audience for participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for Catholic Education, on Monday, the Holy Father said: “The internet, with its capacity to overcome distances and put people in contact, also presents great possibilities for the Church and her mission. With the neces
"Whenever I meet the Pope, I talk to him about visiting India. Quite a number of Indians were his students when he was teaching before becoming the Pope. He is interested to come to India to see his students," Cardinal Telesphore Toppo of Ranchi told a gathering of Catholic religious and lay workers
and the Federal Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, as well as the Christian symbol of the Cross. Bhatti is a Christian and has openly demanded an end to Islamic blasphemy laws and condemned the persecution of minorities such as Christians, Hindus, and Muslim dissidents.
According to the All P
Mr. Ram Singh Sodho, advocate, who was selected member of provincial assembly of Sindh in elections of 2008, on quota of Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) on reserved seats for minorities, was receiving life threats from extremists groups from long time.
Ram Singh Sodho, advocate, was a practic
Speaking about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which continues through January 25, the Pope referred to the day’s Scripture reading from St. Paul, who asked the people of Corinth, “Has Christ been divided?” What the Apostle meant, the Pope said, is that “any division in the Church is an offe
this weekend to discuss issues of concern in the public life of those countries, including protection of ethnic and religious minorities.
During his visit to the two allied nations, Posner will also discuss with government officials and non-governmental organization representatives of both countrie
in the wake of the sentencing to death of Asia Bibi on blasphemy charges, and the recent killing of Punjab's governor Salman Taseer. Christians make up approximately 2% of Pakistan's population, but in recent years many have been victims of intimidation and harassment as churches have been attacked.
Over a million copies of the book in various languages have been sold, the Osservatore Romano said in an editorial which will hit the shelves Thursday.
The first 50,000 copies of the Italian edition immediately sold out and all copies of the second edition have been reserved days before it came out
Director of Life for All have expressed grief on deaths of Master Jacob Bhatti, father of Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti who is Federal Minister for Minorities and Mr. Mehboob Sada, Editor of Shalom and Director of Christian Study Center, Rawalpindi.
Master Jacob Bhatti was laid to rest yesterday in his nativ
that now more than ever the right to religious freedom needs to be respected and implemented.
The January appointment with diplomats accredited to the Holy See is traditionally when the Pope gives what has become known as his ‘state of the world’ address. Casting his gaze around the world – with on
Upcoming year will be “tense and difficult” for the Christian churches in Pakistan. Archbishop Saldanha
and stood up to extremist groups, the Catholic Archbishop of Lahore said Jan. 6. The archbishop decried the mindset of “religious fanaticism” in the country and warned that its extremists are winning.
“Christians are deeply shocked and disturbed by the death of a high profile leader,” Archbishop La
Hours earlier in Egypt, a bomb went off and killed at least 21 Christian churchgoers as they left midnight mass on Saturday.
“In the face of the threatening tensions of the moment, especially in the face of discrimination…I again direct a pressing invitation not to yield to discouragement and resi
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.