World church body urges Pakistan to repeal blasphemy law

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GENEVA (RNS/ENI) The World Council of Churches is calling on Pakistan to repeal the mandatory death penalty for blasphemy in the country’s penal code. The WCC’s governing body, which met in Geneva Aug. 26-Sept. 2, issued a statement Tuesday (Sept. 1) urging Pakistan to “guarantee the rights of all religious minorities in the country.” The […]

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