Christian Conference vows to follow Pope Paul II
By Anjum Gill
LAHORE: Major Superior Leadership Conference of the Roman Catholic Church in Pakistan and Justice and Peace Commission, Lahore Region, on Thursday congratulated Pope John Paul 11 on his coming jubilee.
Talking to Daily Times on Thursday Fr Abid Habib, who presided over the joint meeting of the conference and the commission, said, “The Pope deserves all praise and appreciation for his services for peace in the world.” He said the meeting pledged peace and justice in the world following the Pope.
The meeting condemned the murder of the Millat-e-Islamia Pakistan chief, Maulana Azam Tariq, and expressed condolences with the maulana’s family and his followers. The meeting appealed to the government to arrest the murderers and take measures to stop sectarian killing in Pakistan.
He said, “We are reminded of those who attacked worship places and killed worshipers, and also those who murdered Fr George Ibraheem of Renala Khurd and the murderers of Idara-e-Aman-o-Insaf in Karachi more than a year ago who are still at large.”
“As observed and declared by many people, the meeting too declares that the Hudood Ordinances are the most unjust laws against women. They are so ridiculous that the world laughs at them. We demand that these ordinances be repealed without delay,” he observed.
The meeting said that Islamiyat syllabus being taught in schools indoctrinated prejudices in schoolchildren and made them believe that goodness is found only among Muslims.