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Pastor and Family of Pakistan’s First ‘Servant of God’ Akash Bashir Awaits Celebration of his Martyrdom Day

Courtesy photosClockwise from Left: Funeral procession for Akash Bashir. Funeral Mass for Akash Bashir. The vibrant church community inside St. John’s Catholic Church. The body of Akash Bashir lies on the ground next to his mother mourning his death. St. John’s Catholic Church.

‘I cannot forget his sacrifice,’ said Father Francis Gulzar, who was saying Mass when Akash Bashir gave up his life to prevent a suicide bomber from entering the church.