- May 6, 2021
On the 10th anniversary of the assassination of a Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti, known for his advocacy on behalf of religious minorities, the country’s top Catholic leader praised the politician as a champion of human and minority rights.
Catholics outside the West may well wonder why, of all the things happening in and around the Vatican on Friday, it was an LGBTQ meeting that dominated media attention.
Aasiya Noreen Bibi, better known to the world as “Asia Bibi,” is almost certainly the most famous 47-year-old illiterate Punjabi farm worker and mother of five on the planet.
Pakistan’s new cardinal shows restraint on some controversial issues, which he insists reflects the atmosphere in which he lives.
Among Pope Francis’s picks for 14 new cardinals announced on Sunday are two old friends.