Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Over 100 homes burned in anti-Christian rampage in Pakistan

Catholic World News - March 11, 2013

A mob of 3,000 Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, after a Christian was arrested on charges of committing blasphemy against Muhammad.

Over 100 homes were burned down, and at least 120 people were hospitalized with burn injuries.

“We condemn acts of violence of this kind and we call on the government to ensure the safety of citizens, and especially of religious minorities,” said Bishop Sebastian Francis Shah, auxiliary bishop and apostolic administrator of the archdiocese. “There are people who want to take the law in their own hands and who believe they are above the law. It is a very sad incident that disrupts our city. Innocent people are not safe in their home. We express all our support and solidarity to the affected families.”

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!

Progress toward our July expenses ($32,725 to go):
$35,000.00 $2,274.95
94% 6%
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.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15