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Pakistan rescinds ban on texting 'Jesus Christ'

Catholic World News - November 25, 2011

Authorities in Pakistan have rescinded a ban on the use of the name "Jesus Christ" in text messages, in a victory for a Christian government adviser.

Pakistan had included the name of Jesus Christ on a list of over 1,000 terms that are forbidden in text messages because they are considered obscene, blasphemous, or provocative. Paul Bhatti, a special adviser to the government for religious-minority affairs, was successful in persuading officials to end the ban.

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