'I only want a place at the feet of Jesus'. 1st anniversary of assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti

Clement Shahbaz Bhatti (9 September 1968 - 2 March 2011)

Today is the first anniversary of the assassination of Clement Shahbaz Bhatti in Pakistan, the only Christian member of the cabinet. He was a devout Catholic deeply committed to justice for those on the margins, especially the Christian minority,  who said not long before he died, I only want a place at the feet of Jesus. I want my life, my character, my actions to speak for me and say that I am a follower of Jesus Christ.

I will have more about Shahbaz Bhatti on Sunday Reflections for the Second Sunday of Lent. But you may read about him here.

Columbans wre first assigned to Pakistan in 1978 and have been there since.


  1. Thank you for putting this into the public eye. Some times we forget about those in heaven that are praying for us.

  2. Thank you for reminding us of others that have gone before us that think as we do. He sounds like a Saint to me!


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