Monday, March 07, 2011

Assassinated Pakistani Minister to become Catholic Saint?

Recently assassinated Pakistani Federal Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, is on his first step to being declared a Saint by the Catholic Church.

Bhatti, a Catholic, was the only Christian in the Pakistani cabinet.

He was also an outspoken critic of the nation's blasphemy laws that favor Islam, the overwhelming majority in Pakistan.

Bishop Andrew Francis of the Pakistani Diocese of Multan, has called upon the Church to officially declare Bhatti a Martyr for The Faith, a man whose life has been marked by heroic virtue.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Muhammad Rafi Usmani, the Grand Mufti of Pakistan, referred to the possibility of the assassination being "an American conspiracy to defame the government of Pakistan, Muslims and Islam."

Defame the government of Pakistan, Muslims and Islam? They don't need our help to do this. They are pretty good at defaming themselves with the Islamic extremism that is so prevalent. BTW, I want them to return all the billions of $ our gov't spent on that miserable country.

10:14 PM  
Blogger VSO said...

Amen! Start praying to him now for intercessions.

10:31 PM  

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