Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Will Pope Francis Speak Out For Asia Bibi??

Asia Bibi is a Catholic woman in Pakistan.  She has been imprisoned and is awaiting execution for "blasphemy".  In other words, she made plain her Catholicism.

She wrote to Pope Francis to beg his assistance in saving her life.  Recalling how previous pontiffs have pleaded for mercy when cold-blooded killers faced capital punishment, I find it hard to fathom how any Catholic leader can remain silent when a fellow Catholic is about to be murdered for being a Catholic.  I pray that not all our Church leaders are completely cowed by the thug-creed known as Islam (although prominent American bishops are).

Let us pray that Pope Francis intercedes for this woman.

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