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ACN Interview : Christians of Pakistan, “Champions of Mercy”

Pakistan Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw of Lahore calls Christians of Pakistan, “Champions of Mercy”   “Happy Christmas to all the benefactors of ACN, and thank you for all your help, ”Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw of Lahore, the largest diocese in the whole of Pakistan. A Franciscan and a member of the Order of Friars Minor, […]

Project of the Week: Enhanced security to protect against terrorism in Pakistan

Pakistan Enhanced security measures to protect against terrorism  Horrific terrorist attacks occur time and again in Pakistan. Christians are not the only victims of terrorism, but Christian churches and other institutions are particularly at risk. One of the places that has suffered most in this respect has been the archdiocese of Lahore in northeast Pakistan. […]

Pakistan: Promoters of peace after violence

Photos above: Msgr Shah visits the wounded (Catholic TV Pakistan) Pakistan and the Lahore Bombings A great need for prayers, spiritual and moral support Following the attacks of last Sunday which left 74 dead and 340 wounded in Lahore, Pakistan, Father James Channan, OP and director of the Peace Centre located in the city (and a […]

Pakistan: Continue moving forward

Pakistan Archbishop of Lahore urges victims to: ” Continue moving forward, bearing the cross “ “I visited every bedside and every victim, of whatever faith. It was truly difficult, because I saw so many children, only four or five years old, both Christians and Muslims, who had been wounded or killed by this terrible attack.”   […]

ACN Interview – Interreligious dialogue in Pakistan

Pakistan Grand Imam and Dominican Unite Against Christian Persecution in Pakistan With persecution against Christians rife as the result of radicals and militants,  the Grand Imam of Pakistan’s second largest mosque, Badshahi Mosque in Lahore,  Imam Syed Muhammad  Abdul Khabir Azad, and a Dominican priest, Father James Channan OP, are working together to protect the […]

Pakistan – Prime Minister to blame for not protecting Christians

Pakistan Prime Minister to blame for not protecting Christians “Prime Minister ignored court order to provide security of churches”  –   Msgr. Coutts    “Police ‘were busy watching cricket’ when attacks happened.”  –  National Commission for Justice and Peace John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   London / Montreal, […]

PRESS RELEASE : Pakistan – “We need harmony”

New Archbishop of Lahore sets out his vision in a country wracked by violence   John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Montreal, Wednesday February 12th, 2014 – The man appointed to be archbishop of Pakistan’s largest diocese has said he wishes to dedicate his ministry to the cause of justice and peace – which he says […]