The occasional, often ill-considered thoughts of a Roman Catholic permanent deacon who is ever grateful to God for his existence. Despite the strangeness we encounter in this life, all the suffering we witness and endure, being is good, so good I am sometimes unable to contain my joy. Deo gratias!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Update on the Fate of Asia Bibi

Yesterday I mentioned Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman and mother of five who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. In truth, she's really been sentenced to death simply for being a Christian.

Deacon Keith Fournier of Catholic Online has written an update on her situation and offers some insightful commentary on the plight of Christians in Pakistan. It's an article you should definitely read. Here's the link: Free Asia Bibi!

And as I mentioned briefly in yesterday's post, Pope Benedict XVI has issued a plea to the Pakistani government to release this innocent woman. Below is a video of the Holy Father's statement:

Keep Asia Bibi in your prayers; and pray too for all those who are persecuted today because they live and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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