Pakistani think tank laments persecution of Christians
Catholic World News - June 07, 2011
The Jinnah Institute, a Pakistani public-policy think tank chaired by a Muslim, has issued a report documenting and denouncing the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Islamic republic.
“We totally agree, and we are delighted that a prestigious institution expression of Muslim intelligentsia in the country, highlights these issues and talks about the persecution of Christians,” said Father Mario Rodrigues, director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Pakistan. “We know that Sherry Rehman [the Institute’s chair] risks her life because she exposes herself on such delicate issues: we thank her and express our full solidarity.”
“I do not think, however, that the government will seriously address the question of religious minorities status,” he added.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($23,785 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!