RNS Morning Report: Asia Bibi in Canada; Jerry Falwell's Photos; Anti-Abortion Billboards

Asia Bibi listens to officials at a prison near Lahore, Pakistan, on Nov. 20, 2010. (AP Photo, File)

Need to know: Friday, May 10, 2019

Rest and Resolution

Asia Bibi happy to be in Canada but 'very tired' after blasphemy ordeal, says friend

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges, was reunited this week with her family in Canada. The family's exact location remains secret due to concerns for her safety. More from Religion News Service

Code of Conduct

Did Jerry Falwell’s personal photos violate Christian sexual codes?

Many schools, such as Liberty University, have honor codes that spell out Christian standards for sexual conduct. Nude photos are not among them. More from Religion News Service

Deep Debate

Anti-abortion billboards come down in Kenya, but the debate over legalization continues

An advertising company took a church's paid messages down after abortion-rights protesters marched on the offices of local officials. More from Religion News Service

Whistleblower Protections

Vatican law: Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-up

Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities. More from Religion News Service

Signs of the Times

The success of Pope Francis' new sex abuse reporting rules depends on enforcement

Only if the new norms are enforced well can the church’s credibility be rebuilt, writes Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service

'Mother Phoebe'

Former lawyer becomes first black female Episcopal bishop in the south

The Rev. Phoebe Roaf is only the fifth black woman to become a bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church. More from Huffpost