- Dec 14, 2019
Traffickers have increasingly targeted Pakistan’s impoverished Christian population over the past two years, paying desperate families to give their daughters and sisters, some of them teenagers, into marriage with Chinese men.
When Pope Francis celebrates Mass in a Bangkok sports stadium Nov. 21, tens of thousands of Catholics from across Thailand will be there to celebrate with him.
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.
A Jesuit priest has asked Canada to rescue a Pakistani Christian refugee after a viral video calling for his death swept through Bangkok’s refugee community.
Despite the blasphemy law that has roiled Christians in Pakistan, the government has not executed anyone found guilty at trial.
With global religious persecution increasingly thrust into the international spotlight, members of several Christian communities suffering violence and discrimination have said promises are no longer enough, but action is needed from governing authorities.