The Christian, who spent nearly three years in an Iranian prison for his religious conversion, was reportedly rearrested contrary to a previous agreement.
‘We must shine a light on these prisoners of conscience until they are free,’ said Katrina Lantos Swett, who chairs the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Catholic prayers, old and new, are offered by the USCCB.
Seventy percent of U.S. Catholics view the changes in a positive light, according to a September 2012 CARA survey.
Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, the shepherd of the new Anglican communities that are coming into the Catholic Church, says the past months have been showered with blessings.
A look at the latest polling.
A federal grand jury indicted a 28-year-old Virginia man for 'committing an act of terrorism' in connection with the shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council in Washington this summer.
Religious freedom was mentioned — along with the good the Church does — amid the jokes on Oct. 18.