Catholic Herald logo
Menu
Candles burn in front of a portrait of Shahbaz Bhatti during a vigil in Lahore (AP Photo/K M Chaudary)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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’

Benedict XVI delivers the Angelus address on Sunday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

A plainclothes police officer examines the bullet-ridden car of Pakistan's Minister for religious minorities Shahbaz Bhatti (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 02/03/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Shahbaz Bhatti pictured at the US bishops' conference headquarters in Washington (Photo: CNS)

Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minorities, had received death threats from extremists but refused to stop speaking out

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