Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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

Catholic World News - 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.

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!

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

The real story behind the French ambassador's nomination to the Holy See 2 hours ago
A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! 20 hours ago
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 May 26
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22
What's wrong with these pictures? May 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days