Pakistan multiplied its blasphemy accusations in the past four months. The latest incident happened on April 29, when three nurses from Lahore’s Mental Government Hospital were accused of insulting Islam for sharing a video critical of Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP), a radical Islamist party, on a WhatsApp group.
In response to this message, the nursing supervisor organized some of the medical staff to enter the hospital chapel, read Islamic hymns there and organize demonstrations against Christian nurses. They even threatened them.
Father James Channan OP, a Catholic priest assigned by John Paul II to work in the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, immediately informed the higher authorities of the Police and asked both parties to not make more complaints. Subsequently, with the help of members of the government and social activists, he succeeded in having the charges dropped and ensured that worship was restored in the hospital chapel.