- May 26, 2020
A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, and who faced death threats from Islamic extremists, said she is going to request asylum in France.
Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, described herself as “a prisoner of fanaticism” in her newly published autobiography.
With the close of 2019, Catholic publications joined the trend in naming people of the year by identifying Catholics who made a particular impact over the past 12 months.
Global Christianity, Catholicism very much included, experienced two traumas over the last decade that are both global in scope and historic in their consequences.
Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman freed earlier this year after a decade on death row for blasphemy charges, has expressed gratitude for an international campaign to free her as well as regret for those still behind bars under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.