Persecution of Christians is a human rights issue, says Pakistani archbishop

Posted In: News Date:Apr 20th, 2017

part of the South Asian country, told Fox News that people on the ground are more effective than outside military forces trying to stop the persecution.

“[Such humanitarian efforts] should not be interpreted as helping Christians, but helping humanity,” the cleric, who has been archbishop since 2013, said. “Direct [military] intervention will create problems, but what I think can be done, if not directly, is more of a humanitarian base.”

Shaw said such humanitarian efforts by the church on behalf of those outside the church will help change the mindset of people who persecute Christians.

“Then they [Muslims] will see that these Christians are helping them also, as well as their own community,” he said.