Pakistan: Christian father forgives his daughter’s assassin

“Forgiveness”. This was the last word on the Mariah Masih affair which involved the rape and murder of an 18 year old Catholic girl on 27 November 2011, by Arif Gujjar, a Muslim, who wanted to marry and convert her.

According to reports by Vatican news agency Fides, Manisha Masih, the father of the young girl who has been defined as “Pakistan’s Maria Goretti”, forgave her killer during an official meeting held recently in his village near Samundari, in the Punjab Province.”