Archbishop protests government’s seizure of Catholic property
Catholic World News - June 17, 2014
Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore, Pakistan’s 2nd-largest city, led over 1,500 Catholics in a protest of the provincial government’s seizure of the site of a Catholic school.
The June 15 protest took place at the gates of the governor’s home.
“The seizure is the focus of an intricate story where there are the interests of politicians, shady plots and real estate speculation that have stolen ten large properties belonging to Christians, such as churches, schools, cemeteries, and hospitals in Punjab,” the Fides news service reported.
In its coverage of the incident, the Pakistan Christian Post describe Punjab’s government as “a big land mafia … hungry, lusty, and gangsters, who have grabbed over ten big Christian properties.”
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 August expenses ($33,944 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!