Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 24, 2011 / 23:31 pm
Asia Bibi, the Christian mother condemned to death under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy law, is fasting and praying “for peace and justice” during Lent and has asked the Pope and all Christians to continue to pray for her.
“I want to offer up my suffering to God to be close to Him. I want to thank all those who are praying with me, throughout the world: I feel their support. I want to say to them that I pray for them all and ask God, who is Divine Providence, to bless them,” she told Fides news agency via the Masihi Foundation.
Her husband and children are also fasting “in communion with her.”
The Masihi Foundation is providing legal and financial assistance to Bibi. Its executive director, Barkat Masih, said that Bibi is “a fragile and vulnerable person.”