Posts Tagged ‘Lahore’

Pope condemns suicide bombings of churches in Pakistan

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned two suicide attacks on churches in Pakistan and accused the world of “seeking to hide” the persecution of Christians. Fourteen people were killed and more than 70 were injured when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked the churches in Lahore on Sunday. At his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis said it Read more

Christian mother to be executed for blasphemy

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Catholic leaders in Pakistan will appeal to the nation’s Supreme Court against the death sentence given to a Christian woman for blasphemy. Last week, the Lahore High Court upheld the sentence handed down in 2010 against Asia Bibi. She is the first Christian woman ever to be given the death sentence in Pakistan. One source Read more

100 Christian homes burned by mob in Pakistan

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

A crowd of about 3000 Muslims has attacked and burned about 100 homes of Christians in Lahore, Pakistan, for a case of alleged blasphemy. The crowd also threw stones and injured several police officers who rushed to the scene to stop the violence. Between 120 and 140 Christian men, women, children were admitted to hospital. Read more