ROME: A top Vatican official has described the murder of a Pakistani Christian couple in Pakistan by burning them alive in a brick kiln as “a humiliation for all of humanity.”
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the chair of the Roman Catholic Church’s council for interfaith dialogue, said he had been deeply shocked by accounts of the horrific death of Shehzad Masih and Shama Bibi.
How said on Vatican Radio, “How can we remain impassive before such crimes, justified in the name of religion? He urged Muslim leaders in Pakistan to strongly condemn the killings of the Christian couple.
“It is all of humanity that is humiliated,” he said, adding,” The first victims are in fact Muslims because these misdeeds give an image of Islam that is terrible.”