Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,755 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Protestant leader battered by Muslim mob in Pakistan

Catholic World News - October 01, 2012

A Protestant prelate was battered into unconsciousness by a Muslim mob that attacked his church outside Lahore on September 28, threatening to kill Christians in retaliation against the release of the film, “The Innocence of Muslims.”

Bishop Naeem Samuel of the Trinity Evangelical Church suffered multiple fractures when he was assaulted as he left a prayer service. The Protestant leader was apparently targeted because of a cable television show that has made him prominent. Bishop Samuel pleaded with his assailants to recognize that he, along with all other prominent Christian leaders in Pakistan, had strongly condemned the movie that has been the basis for protests throughout the Islamic world.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($126,248 to go):
$150,000.00 $23,751.70
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod: It's a Wrap! 8 hours ago
A chaotic synod? Not in its results 9 hours ago
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat 15 hours ago
When Catholics are less Catholic than non-Catholics October 20
Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6