In an incident at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport last week, a Christian security officer was threatened with blasphemy charges by another employee for stopping a vehicle that did not have the necessary documents to enter the cargo area.
On October 8, a Christian government official in Pakistan was brutally assaulted by a group of lawyers in his office in Toba Tek Singh district, but the police failed to arrest the influential culprits.
Catholic sisters and bishops are aiding victims of catastrophic flooding in Pakistan that has killed more than 1,200 people, injured at least 12,500 and displaced more than 634,000 people since mid-June.
The head of Caritas Pakistan, Archbishop Benny Travas of Karachi, and Bishop Samson Shukardin of Hyderabad, launch an appeal for solidarity with all those affected by the worst monsoon floods in the Asian nation in decades.
Iqbal Masih, a 12-year-old Catholic child activist, received a civilian award for his act of bravery and for working for the welfare of children who were forced to work in the carpet industry in Pakistan.