- Jul 4, 2020
With global religious persecution increasingly thrust into the international spotlight, members of several Christian communities suffering violence and discrimination have said promises are no longer enough, but action is needed from governing authorities.
Pakistan’s Catholic bishops highlighted their solidarity as fellow citizens during a meeting with the country’s prime minister.
Shahbaz Bhatti’s younger brother speaks to Crux about his brother’s martyrdom.
With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash, and they say evidence is growing that many of the women and girls are sold into prostitution once in China.
Hundreds of Pakistani girls have been married off to Chinese men in return for cash payments to their families, most of them Christians, a community that is among the poorest of the poor in the country.
A series of violent incidents against religious minorities in Pakistan has been condemned by the social justice arm of the nation’s bishops’ conference.