Pakistan: bishop urges release of woman forced to convert to Islam
Catholic World News - June 14, 2011
A Pakistani bishop has pledged that the Church will do “everything possible” to secure the release of Farah Hatim, a 24-year-old woman who has been kidnapped, forced to marry, and forced to convert to Islam. Hatim is in danger of being sold abroad, according to local sources.
“We are … in contact with senior police officers to try to unblock this longstanding affair,” said Bishop Andrew Francis of Multan. “I am confident in a positive solution. We have much confidence in God and in the fruits of our prayer.”
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!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,798 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!