Slain Pakistani teenager proclaimed as martyr
CWN - December 05, 2011
A Catholic girl who was murdered in Pakistan in November has been proclaimed by local Church leaders as “a martyr of the faith.”
Mariah Masih, an 18-year-old from Faisalabad, was abducted by a Muslim man. According to some reports the man attempted to rape her; other reports said that he pressured her to convert to Islam and marry him. In any case she resisted, and he shot and killed her on November 27.
“She is a martyr,” said a local priest, Father Zafal Iqbal, at the victim’s funeral.
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