ASIA/PAKISTAN - Catholic Paul Bhatti hopes for the revocation of the blasphemy law

Thursday, 14 January 2016 blasphemy  

Islamabad (Agenzia Fides) - The campaign for the abolition of the blasphemy law in Pakistan sees Catholic Paul Bhatti in the forefront, brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minorities killed on March 2, 2011, and former Minister of Pakistan for Harmony and Minorities.
Paul Bhatti, speaking at a recent conference on the persecution of Christians worldwide, recalled the work of Shahbaz Bhatti, a defender of the rights and lives of Christians in Pakistan and activist against the blasphemy law, pointing out that his political commitment was born after the death of his brother (before Paul was a doctor). Today Bhatti has chosen to continue to follow Shahbaz’ political, moral and spiritual legacy, trying to raise awareness in Pakistan also on issues such as "hatred of Western Christians", which is often the root of many evils and of so much violence that happens in the country. Hence the courageous choice to openly join the campaign for the abolition of the blasphemy law. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 14/01/2016)

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