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'Freed because of Jesus'- Asia Bibi shares her story

Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Catholic woman who was sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy against Islam.  After more... Read more

Ashiq Mesih and Eisham Ashiq, Asia Bibi's husband and daughter in Rome April 15, 2015.

EU official: Release of Asia Bibi shows promise for religious freedom

A European Union official who played a role in working for the release of Pakistani death row inmate Asia Bibi... Read more

Ashiq Mesih and Eisham Ashiq, Asia Bibi's husband and daughter in Rome April 15, 2015.

Asia Bibi leaves Pakistan, arrives in Canada

Asia Bibi, the Catholic wife and mother who spent 9 years on death row on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, has... Read more

Ashiq Mesih and Eisham Ashiq, Asia Bibi's husband and daughter, speak to CNA in Rome, April 15, 2015.

Court dismisses challenge to Asia Bibi blasphemy acquittal

A petition to overturn last year’s acquittal of blasphemy charges against Catholic wife and mother Asia Bibi was dismissed by... Read more

Venice illuminated red in remembrance of persecuted Christians.

Venice illuminated in red for Asia Bibi, persecuted Christians

To express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, the city of Venice... Read more

A young girl lights a candle at a Marian grotto in Pakistan.

A look at blasphemy laws around the world

While the world awaits the fate of Asia Bibi, who remains in hiding in Pakistan following the acquittal of her... Read more

A protest in Lahore on November 2, 2018 following the Pakistan Supreme Court decision on Asia Bibi.

Catholic mother Asia Bibi moved from prison to Islamabad amid death threats

Pakistani Catholic Asia Bibi was released from prison and moved to Islamabad late Wednesday as her family seeks asylum due... Read more

Ashiq Mesih and Eisham Ashiq, Asia Bibi's husband and daughter, speak to CNA in Rome, April 15, 2015.

Asia Bibi's husband begs US to offer asylum

The husband of the Pakistani Catholic woman who was recently acquitted of blasphemy charges is asking several Western nations to... Read more

Supporters of the religious political party, chant slogans during a protest following the Supreme Court decision on Asia Bibi, Lahore, November 2, 2018.

Pakistan government reportedly adding Asia Bibi to 'no exit' list

Following an outbreak of protests in Pakistan in response the acquittal of Asia Bibi on charges of blasphemy, the government... Read more

Ashiq Mesih and Eisham Ashiq, Asia Bibi's husband and daughter, speak to CNA in Rome, April 15, 2015.

Pakistan Supreme Court acquits Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges

The Pakistan Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic woman convicted of blasphemy in... Read more

The interior of Lahore's Badshahi Mosque.

Asia Bibi's case shows need for interreligious dialogue in Pakistan, priest says

A Dominican priest in Pakistan has praised the nation’s Supreme Court for suspending the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a... Read more

Pope Francis greets Ashiq Mesih in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 15, 2015.

Papal blessings for Asia Bibi’s family, as death sentence still looms

Pope Francis has blessed the family of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, as they continue... Read more

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Asia Bibi to Pope Francis: Pray for me, your daughter

A Catholic woman condemned to death in Pakistan for allegedly violating the country's blasphemy law has asked Pope Francis for... Read more

Asia Bibi's death sentence sparks outrage from Pakistan's Christians

The Lahore High Court's rejection on Thursday of Asia Bibi's appeal against her death sentence, passed by a lower court,... Read more