Posts Tagged ‘Taliban’

Catholic missionary says women critical to Afghanistan’s future Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Afghanistan’s future depends on women. The most active people are women, They are the bearers of a positive vision of the country’s future, says Barnabite Fr. Giuseppe Moretti, who was a missionary in Afghanistan for 25 years. “They are very intelligent and have a more open mentality than men. They try to fight slavery with Read more

Pope Francis calls Quetta attack “senseless and brutal” Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Quetta hospital attack was a “senseless and brutal act of violence”. Pope Francis has sent his condolences after the attack on the hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, which killed over 70 people on Monday. The majority of the victims were lawyers who had gathered to mourn the assassination of the president of the Baluchistan Bar Association, Read more

Pope condemns suicide bombings of churches in Pakistan Comments 0

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

New Zealand Priest working in Pakistan reports on church bombing Comments 0

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Daniel O’Connor, a Columban priest from New Zealand working in the Diocese of Hyderabad in Pakistan, reports on the aftermath of the Peshawar church bombing two weeks ago. Dan has been Columban priest for 25 years. Last year he ran in the London Marathon “Life will not be the same for their loved ones again, and Read more