Before the vote, the Irish bishops called the law against blasphemy “largely obsolete,” and its demise makes for a more constructive social arrangement than Catholic hegemony.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Catholic mother of five.
The Adorers of the Blood of Christ have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether their religious freedom rights were violated by the construction and pending use of a natural gas pipeline through its land.
Catholic clergy and laypeople have been expelled from Myanmar's northern Shan state by a China-backed ethnic minority army.
Few Yazidi families have been able to escape from temporary shelters in Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan. Their home villages have not been swept for mines and booby traps left behind when ISIS was dislodged.