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Pakistan—Maira’s Struggle for Justice Takes a Fresh Turn

The case of a Catholic girl from Madina Town, near Faisalabad has taken an unexpected turn after the defendant failed to appear in court. The 14-year-old Pakistani girl and her family continue her struggle to be free of the man who raped—and blackmailed her into marriage and religious conversion. A Rawalpindi court requested new evidence […]

Project of the Week: Support for the youth apostolate in Pakistan

Project of the Week:  Pakistan A spiritual breath for a youth apostolate in Faisalabad Published on line February 27, 2020 Roughly half of the 207 million people who make up the population of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are under the age of  25, and one third of these are actually aged 14 or younger. […]

ACN Project of the Week – Helping the poor build a church in Pakistan

Project of the Week in Pakistan Help us to complete a church in Issanagri Issanagri is a village in Pakistan lying within the parish of the Assumption, which itself is based in the village of Chak 7, in the diocese of Faisalabad. The parish as a whole has a total of 6,000 Catholic faithful, while […]

Project of the Week : Prison Ministry in Pakistan

Pakistan Support for the prison ministry in the diocese of Faisalabad Life in a Pakistani prison is truly punishing. Torture is common-place, and the prison conditions are often appalling. The prison cells are tiny and overfilled, and a hundred prisoners often have to share a single toilet. Prisoners often die of heat stroke or heart […]