Catholic Church in Pakistan

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School credits for Pakistan inmates should apply to non-Muslims, too, petition states

Mar 21, 2022

By Aftab Alexander Mughal

Inmates in Pakistan's Punjab province can cut their jail time by taking classes, but only Muslim inmates are given the... Read more

A portrait of Shahbaz Bhatti from the Pakistan National Assembly roster. Credit:

Catholics remember Shahbaz Bhatti 10 years after his assassination in Pakistan

Jan 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The diocese of Rome will host a memorial Mass on Friday for Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic politician in Pakistan... Read more

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Pakistan Catholics protest after abduction, forced marriage of 13 year-old Catholic girl

Oct 29, 2020

By CNA Staff

Catholics in Pakistan are protesting a judge’s decision not to intervene after a 44-year-old man allegedly kidnapped a 13-year-old Catholic girl,... Read more

Pakistanis mourn Sister Ruth Lewis, who cared for children with disabilities

Jul 23, 2020

By CNA Staff

Sister Ruth Lewis, a Pakistani nun who dedicated her life to helping underprivileged people with disabilities, died Monday following coronavirus... Read more

A young girl lights a candle at a Marian Grotto in Pakistan.

Pakistani archbishop warns of surge in Christian girls kidnapped, forced into marriages

Sep 27, 2019

By CNA Staff

A Catholic bishop in Pakistan has warned of an increase in young Christian and Hindu girls being kidnapped, then forced... Read more

Christian TV networks in Pakistan ordered to close over lack of permits

Oct 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

Several Christian television stations in Pakistan were ordered to stop transmitting last month, after the nation's media regulator found that... Read more