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Detail from a window in St Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle, England

Bishops invite Catholics to pray Litany of Sacred Heart in response to Dodgers’ ‘blasphemy’

Jun 12, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The bishops’ prayer request comes after the Los Angeles Dodgers announced they would be honoring the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.” Read more


Spanish court to investigate artists for exhibiting blasphemous sculptures

May 1, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The complaint alleges the so-called Collective of Southern Artists (CAS) committed the crime of derision of the Christian faith. Read more

Holy Family Catholic Cathedral in Sokoto, northwest Nigeria.

Catholic cathedral attacked in Nigeria after arrests over ‘blasphemy’ killing

May 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The attack took place amid protests demanding the release of two suspects in the killing of a Christian student. Read more

Burger King in Spain has apologized for an offensive Holy Week ad campaign.

Burger King in Spain apologizes, pulls offensive Holy Week ads

Apr 18, 2022

By Diego López Marina

The fast-food chain Burger King in Spain has withdrawn and apologized for an offensive ad campaign that sparked outrage among... Read more

The Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad.

Pakistan’s top court grants bail to Christian facing blasphemy charge

Jan 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

A lawyer hailed the decision as ‘a very important ruling.’ Read more

Gianluigi Buffon plays in goal for Juventus in the Coppa Italia on Feb. 13, 2020. Credit: sbonsi via Shutterstock.

Leading soccer goalkeeper in Italy faces penalty for blaspheming

Jan 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

A leading Italian soccer player is facing a possible ban after allegedly blaspheming last month.  Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Irish voters remove blasphemy punishment from constitution

Oct 26, 2018

Exit polls indicated Irish voters were expected to repeal the Republic of Ireland’s constitutional prohibition against blasphemy, with close to... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope: It’s blasphemy to commit crimes in the name of God

Feb 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis met with participants in a conference on violence committed in the name of religion, emphasizing that... Read more


The deadly danger of global blasphemy laws

Aug 10, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Among the biggest threats to religious freedom worldwide are blasphemy laws, the State Department said in its annual religious freedom... Read more

The site where a young Christian couple were allegedly burned alive at a brick factory in Pakistan's Punjab province. Courtesy of Legal Evangelical Association Development.

Christian couple reportedly burned alive, Pakistan urged to respond

Nov 5, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

The reported killing of a Christian couple in Pakistan by a mob on Tuesday has sparked calls for the nation's... Read more


Blasphemy laws present in nearly one-quarter of world's countries

Jun 4, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Laws punishing acts of blasphemy or apostasy against certain religions are present in almost one-fourth of the world’s countries, said... Read more