Indonesian Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

Indonesian Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

Jakartas Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, was found guilty of blasphemy against Islam and sentenced to two years in jail on 9 May. The trial was seen as a test of religious tolerance in Indonesia, the worlds largest Muslim-majority nation. 16 days ago
Pope Francis visits Egypt three weeks after deadly attacks on Copts

Pope Francis visits Egypt three weeks after deadly attacks on Copts

Pope Francis has visited Egypt three weeks after at least 45 people died in Isis attacks there. He laid flowers at Cairos largest Coptic cathedral, the scene of an attack last December. Francis was accompanied by the Coptic Pope Tawadros II.10% of Egyptians are Christian Copts, who were targeted in several attacks in the last months. During the two-day trip, Francis called for peace between Christians and Muslims in Egypt. 26 days ago