Pakistani family pray for the canonisation of their son
The twenty-year-old Akash Bashir was martyred in 2015 while preventing a suicide bomber from entering the crowded St. John’s Catholic Church, in Pakistan's Punjab Province. His family is praying now for his canonisation.
Naz Bano has been praying for momentum in the movement to seek sainthood for her 20-year-old son Akash Bashir, who was killed while preventing a suicide bomber from entering the crowded St. John’s Catholic Church.
At least twenty people died, and eighty were injured in twin suicide blasts targeting services at two churches on the 15th of March in 2015, in Youhanabad, the Christian quarter of Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab Province. Father Francis Gulzar, the vicar general of the Lahore Archdiocese, announced the beginning of the process to seek sainthood for Akash on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack.
The process of his cause for canonisation has been delayed due to the pandemic. A Salesian priest is, however writing a book about him.
You can read the original article and the testimony of Akash’s mother here.