Pakistan: 6 years after mob attack, Muslims help rebuild church
May 06, 2016
In 2009, a Muslim mob attacked Christians in Gojra, a city of 143,000 in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Eight Christians were burned alive, and 40 homes and a church were destroyed, not counting churches burned down in nearby towns.
Six years later, Muslims in the city have helped pay for the rebuilding of a mud church swept away in a monsoon. Father Aftab James Paul “said the condemnable acts of the few should not be blamed on all the followers of a religion, while the message of love must be spread among society,” the Daily Pakistan reported.
- Six years after Gojra riots, Muslims raise funds to build church in the area (Daily Pakistan)
- Una nuova chiesa grazie ai musulmani (L’Osservatore Romano, p. 6)
- Pakistan: 80 Muslims arrested for attacks on Christians (CWN, 8/10/09)