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Pakistan: bishops ask Holy See to declare assassinated layman a martyr

March 28, 2011

The bishops of Pakistan have asked the Holy See to declare Shabhaz Bhatti a martyr and patron of religious freedom. Bhatti, a layman who served as federal minister of minorities, was assassinated on March 2 for his opposition to the nation’s blasphemy law.


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  • Posted by: rpp - Mar. 30, 2011 1:19 PM ET USA

    There will be riots and more murders if this man is canonized, as he appears to deserve. I see more saints coming from this.