Persecution of Christians

In this image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim, sitting next to Martin, her 18-month-old son, holds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. The Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith after allegedly converting from Islam has appealed the sentence, her lawyer said. (AP Photo/Al Fajer)

Sudan releases woman on death row for apostasy

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese woman on death row for apostasy had her sentence canceled and was released by a Khartoum court on Monday, her lawyer and state media said. State news agency SUNA […]

06/23/2014

Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Muslim-by-birth Sudanese woman who married a Christian man was sentenced to death Thursday after she refused to recant her Christian faith, her lawyer said. Meriam Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim […]

05/15/2014

In this Thursday, March 13, 2014 photo, Pakistani Christians walk by tents where they took shelter after their homes were damaged by an angry Muslim mob in a Christian neighborhood, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan’s blasphemy law has become a potent weapon in the arsenal of Muslim extremists, who use it against adherents of minority religions. (AP Photo/Nathalie Bardou)

Pakistani Christian gets death in blasphemy case

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A court convicted a Pakistani Christian man and sentenced him to death Thursday in a blasphemy case that sparked a riot last year in the eastern city of Lahore, according to […]

03/27/2014

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope says abortion is evidence of ‘throwaway culture’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a “throwaway culture” that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace. Francis also […]

01/13/2014

Pope Francis holds a statue of baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope prays for Christians persecuted for faith

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging people to speak out against persecution of Christians, whom he likened to the Church’s first martyrs. His denunciation of discrimination suffered by Christians came a day […]

12/26/2013