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Asia Bibi, pictured with Salman Taseer, who was later murdered for supporting her (AP)

Muslim Conservative MP leads campaign to pressure Pakistan authorities to free Christian mother-of-five

Bishop Davies says Christians today need 'supernatural courage' (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop says he wants to dispel ‘any misleading impression’ created by synod

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells Malawi bishops to focus on families

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis makes remarks in a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers

Brittany Maynard (CNS/Reuters)

A young California woman who was suffering from terminal brain cancer has committed suicide

Relatives of a Christian couple killed after being accused of blasphemy cry at their home in Kasur, Pakistan (CNS)

Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife, Shama Bibi, were accused of blaspehmy

Pope Francis will commemorate the birth of St John Bosco (CNS)

Papal visit will also mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco

Mass is celebrated at the SSPX headquarters in Switzerland (CNS)

The International Una Voce Federation challenges recent rulings in Italy and Argentina

Christians in Pakistan face serious persecution (CNS)

The couple were beaten to death after allegations that a Koran was desecrated

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin did not identify specific comments (CNS)

Archbishop Martin said he was surprised at the remarks by commentators