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The head of the World Council of Churches has strongly condemned attacks on Christians in Badami Bagh, Lahore, on Saturday 10 March.
Amnesty International has welcomed the decision to grant bail to Rimsha Masih, but says Pakistan must urgently reform its blasphemy laws.
The World Council of Churches has made a statement on abductions, forced marriages and forced conversions of young women in Pakistan.
Church officials in Pakistan say they are encouraged by the arrest of a cleric on charges of framing an illiterate Christian teenager on blasphemy charges.
Groups in Islamabad are continuing to lobby the Pakistani government in the case of a Christian young woman charged with blasphemy.
A special court in Pakistan has suspended the trial of suspects in a massacre of Christians in 2009, after a key witness fled the country.
Church leaders and spokespeople have condemned the killing of Pakistan's Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti
The Pakistani government should immediately drop blasphemy charges against a 17-year-old student and ensure his safe release from detention.
As Pakistan's main churches have held special prayers in memory of Salman Taseer, the Punjab governor assassinated for his opposition to death for blasphemy.
In a public statement, the WCC Central Committee says Pakistan's blasphemy law has become “a major source of victimisation and persecution”.