Fifteen Christians have been arrested and 45 other members of the minority community charged under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating Muslim graves in a village in Punjab province, sparking tension in the area.
Hindu Munnani and BJP activists on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration here urging the police not to accord permission to a proposed convention by a Christian group here during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
Even as Kerala`s new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court on Tuesday, wine appears to have been caught in a tangle.
Francis made his comments, some of them unscripted, in an address to about 70 bishops from 35 Asian countries gathered in the town of Haeme, south of Seoul, on the next-to-last day of his trip to South Korea.
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
Rome: A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity, and then barred from leaving Sudan, was due to arrive in Italy on Thursday, an Italian government official said.
Sudanese authorities and US officials in Khartoum are negotiating to allow a Sudanese woman, who married an American and was recently spared the death penalty for converting to Christianity, to leave Sudan, sources close to the case said.