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Christian girl abducted, father killed in Pakistan

July 14, 2016

A 14-year-old Christian girl was kidnapped in Faisalabad, Pakistan, and her father was killed when he tried to rescue her, according to AsiaNews and L’Osservatore Romano.

The Vatican newspaper described the perpetrators as a “group of fundamentalists,” while AsiaNews described them a “group of Muslims.”

The abduction took place in March, and the father, Tanveer Masih, was killed in May. Police have made no arrests, and the widow and her three other daughters are afraid to leave their home.

“I pray that my daughter will continue to place hope and faith in Jesus Christ,” the widow, Najma Bibi, told AsiaNews.


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  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Jul. 14, 2016 3:32 PM ET USA

    I hope a sainthood cause can be considered for him some day. God bless this good father. Prayers for the young girl and for all the poor Christians of Pakistan.