Friday, August 07, 2009

Pakistani bishops demand repeal of blasphemy laws

Catholic Culture-News Briefs
August 07, 2009

Bishops in Karachi and Hyderabad are demanding the repeal of the blasphemy laws that encourage the persecution of the nation’s Christians. “This was not the first time that people have been falsely accused of blasphemy,” said Bishop Max John Rodrigues in reference to recent mob violence in Korian and Gorja. Joined by Protestant leaders during an August 5 protest in the southern Pakistani city of Hyderabad, the bishop added, “Discriminatory blasphemy laws are being used against Christians on one pretext or the other-- personal enmity, vested interests or bias without a semblance of truth in the allegations.”

Source(s): these links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

Protests in Pakistan Demand Repeal of Anti-Blasphemy Laws (Vatican Radio)

Christians demand repeal of blasphemy laws (UCAN)

Pakistan's blasphemy laws fuel anti-Christian violence (CWN, Aug 4)


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