“It is indeed great news for all of us that an ancient cross was found in Skardu. It shows that Christianity existed in this area," said Mansha Noor, executive director of Caritas Pakistan.
It has now been 11 years since his lawyer submitted his first appeal petition in Lahore High Court.
Lawyers for the family say the girl was taken at gunpoint, and forced to marry and abandon her faith.
There have been reports of COVID-19 emergency aid staff on the ground refusing to give help to non-Muslims as the donations had come as Zakat charitable offerings, in accordance with Islamic Shari‘a …
Sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, Asia Bibi spent 10 years in prison before being acquitted. On a visit to Paris, she gave an interview to Aleteia.
The Catholic girl's appearance in court would powerfully recall the plight of many Christian girls who suffered the same fate, but never had their day in court.
Anne-Isabelle Tollet, the French journalist who wrote a book about Bibi's plight, talks to Aleteia.
The story of two Catholic girls abducted from their homes by Muslims.
Naseem Nawab, a nurse, told Aid to the Church in Need about a beating she received this summer at the hands of two Muslim colleagues at the hospital.
An estimated 700 girls have been abducted in the last year.