HEAD LINE NEWS - 2019
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Innocent Pak-Christian man accused of blasphemy due to business rivalry acquitted

Lahore: January 19, 2019. (PCP) A Christian man who has had to relocate his home and spent 3.5 years fearing a long tme in prison for a blasphemy charge has been acquitted by Session Court Judge Ijaz Ahmed Basol (15th January 2019), presiding over the case at Kasur Session Court.



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Pakistan: Church closures warning if security arrangements are not made

London: January 15, 2019. (PCP) Pakistani churches that fail to make their own security arrangements risk being closed down.



At the start of January, the Home department of the government of the Punjab province asked churches to make security arrangements as per the government standards

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Al-Qunan case: Canada flaunts diplomatic strain with the Saudis

London: January 14, 2019. (PCP) Canada's swift action to snap up asylum-seeker Rahaf Al-Qunun and to fly her true north as Australia contemplates is sure to annoy Saudis - Social media and high visibility played a significant role but other asylum-seekers have not been so lucky.



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Christian daughter and mother illegally detained and tortured over theft allegations

London: January 11, 2019. (PCP) Christian cousins Saima and Salma of Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad (Pakistan), and Saima’s mother Kausar Rehana have been illegally detained for thirteen days in Jhumra police station and tortured by the male policemen. 



 Saima had been working

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Live, Love and Learn the Word of God message with Promotion of Catechism

Hyderabad, Pakistan: January 11, 2019.  (By Fr. Ashfaque George) St. Francis Solanus Church, Nawabshah Parish-Hyderabad Diocese under the leadership of Rev. Fr. James Castellino, Fr. Ishfaque George has started weekly Catechism Classes in the parish church since October, 2018. 08 Teachers an

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Australia offers asylum to Saudi woman who claimed persecution at home at Thailand Airport

London: January 11, 2019. (PCP) A Saudi woman who declared her atheism has been allowed to stay in Thailand while her asylum claim is processed by the UNHCR. In a video she shared on social media she was concerned about her passport having been taken away by Saudi officials in Thailand, after acc

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Christian leader successful to build graveyard wall with government funds

Hyderabad: January 10, 2019. The Assistant Engineer Buildings, sub-Division Taluka Latifabad , Hyderabad visited the Christian Community Graveyard Ganju Taker Tando Muhammad Road Hyderabad, to prepare the rough cost estimate of Graveyard Boundary Wall on behalf of Application of Mr. Sooba Bhatti

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Britain culpable in Thailand UNHCR refugee scandal that led to two brothers arrested for blasphemy in Pakistan

London: January 10, 2019. Two Brothers sentenced to death 8 years after questionable blasphemy allegations were first made, returned to Pakistan after an arrest in Thailand, demonstrates Christian asylum seekers cannot be returned to Pakistan as stated in a poorly constructed UK Home Office Guida

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PCC appeals PM Teresa May to not deport Pakistani Pastor Asher Samson

Philadelphia: January 9, 2019. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Founder President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC and Editor of Pakistan Christian Post in a letter have appealed to Teresa May Prime Minister of UK to intervene to stop deportation proceedings of a Pakistani Pastor Asher Samson and orde

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China Jails Pastor and Church For Refusing To Worship China President

BEIJING, CHINA: January 9, 2019. (BosNewsLife) Christian rights activists urge prayers for some 100 jailed Chinese Christians including a prominent evangelical pastor who condemned China's Communist "regime" for "forcing" its citizens to treat President Xi Jinping like a g

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Australian survivor of Pakistani groomer shares account of her escape from the clutches of rapist in Pakistan

London: January 8, 2019. (PCP) The has condemned Britain as revelations of Pakistani Muslim men involved in sexual grooming gangs have highlighted a sexual depravity that has resulted in thousands of girls having been used as sexual playthings - suffering beatings and abuse and being treated as s

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40 Catholic Missionaries Killed Worldwide in 2018

VATICAN CITY/BUDAPEST: January 7, 2019. (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Catholic missionaries and pastoral workers have been killed worldwide in 2018, most of them in Africa, according to the Vatican's news agency.



The Fides news agency said its annual year-end tally showed that at least

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Nazir Bhatti congratulates on opening of biggest Church in Middle East for Coptic Christian in Egypt

Philadelphia: January 7, 2019. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Founder President of Pakistan Christian Congress and Editor of Pakistan Christian Post in a message on Christmas of Coptic Christian around the world have said “Merry Christmas to Coptic Orthodox Christians in USA and around the world

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British High Commission organizes first ever Great Debate in Quetta

Islamabad: January 7, 2019. (PCP) The British High Commission held the Balochistan semi-final for its fourth, annual GREAT Debate competition at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) today in Quetta. 



 The competit

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Dutch Media Evangelist Leo Habets Dies At Age 70

AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST: January 4, 2019.  (BosNewsLife) Dutch media evangelist Leo Habets who published The Netherlands' leading evangelical newspaper Uitdaging (Challenge), has died after a long illness. Habets was 70 years old.



The Christian leader suffered nearly two years of co

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Pakistani Christian asylum seeker in UK given bail from immigration detention center

BIRMINGHAM, UK: January 4, 2019. (PCP) Pak-Christian threatened with deportation bailed out after Christmas in detention needs asylum in the UK to avoid persecution in Pakistan. Asher Samson (41 yrs) spent Christmas 2018 in detention two hours away from his British relatives. The Birmingham resid

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11th annual Hindu combined marriages ceremony on 6th January at Karachi

Karachi: January 4, 2019. (PCP) Pakistan Hindu Council is organizing 11th annual combined marriages ceremony at Railway Ground Karachi on Sunday, 6th January. Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, in a press statement issued on Friday,

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Ottawa discussions confirm safety of Asia Bibi is of Global importance

London: January 4, 2019. (PCP) British Pakistani Christian Association Chairman Wilson Chowdhry and BPCA Canada Representative Keri-Lynn Gibbs visited Ottawa the second week of December to meet with various Canadian officials to discuss asylum for Asia Bibi and several major concerns for Pak-Chri

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Christians Facing Hardship In Indonesia Tsunami Stricken Areas

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers are among those rushing to save lives in Indonesia where giant tidal waves, triggered by a volcanic eruption, crashed on the western shores of Java and the southern beaches of Sumatra, the country's two most populous islands, killing m

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Manchester ends 2018 with shouts of Allahu Akbar as terrorist stabs three at train station

London: (PCP) Manchester ends 2018 with shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' as terrorism suspect stabs three at train station and is arrested under The Mental Health Act rather than the Terror Attack 2000.



Two victims remain seriously injured after a man wielding a knife stabbed them in a

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Seven Lao Christians Released After International Concern

VIENTIANE, LAOS: (BosNewsLife) Seven Christian men who were detained by security forces in southern Laos for holding an "illegal" church service are free, a day after BosNewsLife news agency published about their plight.



A government official in the Phin district of the southe

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PCC to write North American, EU, UK and Australian to keep eye on fundraising for SKH in Pakistan

Philadelphia: (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Founder President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC have said that he will send memorandums to US, EU, UK, Australia, Japan and other governments to keep a close eye on fund raising events for Shaukat Khanam Cancer Hospital SKH founded by Prime Minster of

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Laos Detaining Seven Christians For Illegal Christmas Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS: (BosNewsLife) Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.



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Austria Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Silent Night

VIENNA/BUDAPEST: (BosNewsLife)-- Austria is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the famous Christmas carol "Silent Night". The peaceful song about the birth of Jesus that became a crucial part of Christmas celebrations, was sung publicly for the first time in December 1818 in an Aust

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

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