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Pope Francis greets Asia Bibi family members

Pakistani Christian on death row since 2010 for 'blasphemy'

(ANSA) - Vatican City, April 15 - Pope Francis greeted the husband and daughter of Pakistani Christian death row inmate Asia Bibi during a general hearing Wednesday, the Vatican press office said.
    The mother of five was sentenced to death by hanging in November 2010 under Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
    She remains imprisoned despite a worldwide campaign for her liberation.
    Her family arrived in Rome with their lawyer Tuesday with the help of CitizenGO - an internet activism platform that promotes Christian causes - to plead with Italian and European leaders to press for Bibi's release.


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