Christians from all over Pakistan attend funeral in Kushpur, Faisalabad, while prime minister calls assassinated minister ‘a very rare leader’
The blood of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti will not be shed in vain
But the chances for reform of the Pakistani blasphemy laws are now looking slim
Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minorities, had received death threats from extremists but refused to stop speaking out
Shahbaz Bhatti, the first Christian to hold a cabinet post in Pakistan, vows to continue opposing blasphemy law despite threats
In state of the world address Pope Benedict says threats to religious freedom abound, even in the west
Certainly something very striking is going on: are there here, really, reasons for hope?
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made the comment after meeting President Zardari in Pakistan
If Ireland has to accept external interference for economic aid, why not Pakistan?
Pope Benedict XVI expresses ‘spiritual closeness’ to 37-year-old woman convicted on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan