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Muslims in Gujranwala protest against an alleged burning of the Koran (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)

Pakistani Christians are held responsible for the actions of the West: it would not be the first time they have been made scapegoats

Paul Bhatti, left, and Syed Muhammad Abudl Khabir Azad, imam of the mosque of Badshahi of Lahore, Pakistan (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Brother of slain Pakistani minister tells conference in Rome ‘we will continue his battle’

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore at his residence in Lahore (CNS photo/Mian Khursheed, Reuters)

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore made his comment following protests in which at least 24 people were killed

Protesters hold up a picture of Mumtaz Qadri, suspected murderer of Salmaan Taseer, at a rally against reforming the blasphemy laws (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

Prison authorities claim Qamar David died of a heart attack but his family have disputed this, saying he was fit and healthy

Pakistani Christians shower rose petals on the casket of Shahbaz Bhatti during a funeral in his native village Khushpur near Faisalabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Christians from all over Pakistan attend funeral in Kushpur, Faisalabad, while prime minister calls assassinated minister ‘a very rare leader’

Bishop Declan Lang (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Clifton says Pakistani minister’s courage and faith is an example for all

Pakistani Christians shower rose petals on the casket of Shahbaz Bhatti earlier today (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The blood of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti will not be shed in vain

People carry the coffin of the murdered Catholic politician Shahbaz Bhatti after a funeral Mass in Islamabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

But the chances for reform of the Pakistani blasphemy laws are now looking slim

Shahbaz Bhatti pictured in Washington DC in 2009 (Photo: CNS)

Shahbaz Bhatti, the first Christian to hold a cabinet post in Pakistan, vows to continue opposing blasphemy law despite threats

Archbishop Warda (courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need)

Archbishop says plans are ‘symbols of hope’ for country’s Christian presence