Lawyers appeal over artist’s theft of Hosts

A group of Christian lawyers in Spain have said they will appeal a judge’s decision not to prosecute an artist who stole 240 consecrated Hosts for a blasphemous exhibit. Abel Azcona stripped naked and arranged the Hosts on the floor to spell out the word “pederasty”.

Cuba pardons prisoners after Pope’s request

Cuba has pardoned 787 prisoners in response to a Year of Mercy plea from Pope Francis. A statement said those released had not committed “dangerous crimes”.

Indonesians rally for Christian governor

About 10,000 people have rallied in support of Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, after blasphemy allegations.

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