Tears for Farkhunda: Catholics Join International Outcry Over Afghan Woman’s Savage Killing (640)

The 28-year-old victim was lynched March 19 by a mob after an accusation, later refuted by police officials, that she burned a Quran.

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– Danumurthi Mahendra via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

KABUL, Afghanistan — After last week’s horrific mob killing of a young woman in Afghanistan, Catholics are calling for a re-dedication to religious liberty and human rights worldwide.

A U.S. bishops’ conference representative told CNA on Tuesday that “the bishops have concerns” about “blasphemy laws that contribute to incidents of this nature.”

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