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Pakistan: Parents of kidnapped, forcibly converted Catholic teenager look to highest court for relief

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“We are not giving up, and, together with her lawyer Yousaf, we are going to take the case to the country’s Supreme Court. This was the court which finally set Asia Bibi free.”

ACN brings hope for 2019 Easter bombing victims in Sri Lanka

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“The way we experienced your solidarity is highly appreciated. You have joined your prayers with ours. You shared in our pain and suffering. We will never forget your contributions in word and deed.”

A Vehicle for Pastoral Work in Kyrgyzstan

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Up until 1991, Kyrgyzstan was a Soviet republic. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, this country – which lies in Central Southern Asia, bordering …

Support Youth Apostolate in Pakistan

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Roughly half of the 207 million people who make up the population of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are younger than 25, while one third …

Newly released from jail, 40 Christians in Pakistan find help rebuilding their lives

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There was widespread criticism of police behavior leading up to the men’s arrests. Church leaders claimed police had gone “house to house aiming to arrest as many Christians as possible,” while investigating the lynching of the two Muslim men.

In France seeking asylum, Asia Bibi meets the public at last

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She becomes more animated, and her previously quiet voice becomes more confident and assured: “Throughout my imprisonment I held the hand of Christ. It is thanks to him that I managed to stay strong. So don’t be afraid!”

India: falsely accused of murder, a Christian is out on bail

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“Initially, other (Hindu) prisoners treated us as murderers and they were hostile to us. It was a hopeless situation. When the mind was so distressed, prayer was the only solace for us. Besides our common prayers, I would start every day in prayer and end with prayer.”

Pakistan: ‘Asia Bibi jurisprudence’ gives hope to Christians facing blasphemy charges

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“Pakistani journalists now readily refer to Asia Bibi when a new case hits the headlines. They have realized the importance of the issue and it is becoming increasingly difficult to sweep blasphemy-related cases under the carpet.”

Pakistan: Christians, accused of lynching, are set free

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“Throughout Pakistan, people had been praying, every day praying that the court would rule in their favor. It is a big day for us all. The accused have been through a big, big trauma and now, thank God, they have come out the other side.”

In India, a battle to keep the country from becoming a confessional state

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“These are extremely bad times for Christians in India. We have had consistent attacks on pastors, priests and lay Christians.  Church property is targeted. And there is intimidation, harassment and denigration of Christians by Hindu nationalist groups.”

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