- Oct 24, 2020
Despite the blasphemy law that has roiled Christians in Pakistan, the government has not executed anyone found guilty at trial.
A series of violent incidents against religious minorities in Pakistan has been condemned by the social justice arm of the nation’s bishops’ conference.
A Pakistani court has upheld death sentences for three Muslims but acquitted two others in the 2014 mob killing of a Christian couple accused of blasphemy in the eastern city of Lahore.
A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has granted a month’s release on bail to two clerics, leaders of a radical party behind widespread protests last year against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.
It remains to be seen whether, in the future, Pope Francis or one of his successors will present their Muslim hosts with a steeper bill for the photo ops they deliver on trips such as his Feb. 3-5 outing to the United Arab Emirates.
An Indonesian Christian, the former governor of Jakarta was released from jail on Thursday completing a two-year long sentence for alleged blasphemy against Islam.