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May 10, 1998 | Reuters
Hundreds mourning a bishop who killed himself in protest of Pakistan's blasphemy laws packed Faisalabad's cathedral on Saturday and demanded the release of another man arrested under those laws. An uneasy calm prevailed ahead of today's funeral of Roman Catholic Bishop John Joseph, who shot himself Wednesday to protest a death sentence for Ayub Masih, who was convicted of defaming the prophet Muhammad.
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May 10, 1998 | Reuters
Hundreds mourning a bishop who killed himself in protest of Pakistan's blasphemy laws packed Faisalabad's cathedral on Saturday and demanded the release of another man arrested under those laws. An uneasy calm prevailed ahead of today's funeral of Roman Catholic Bishop John Joseph, who shot himself Wednesday to protest a death sentence for Ayub Masih, who was convicted of defaming the prophet Muhammad.
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May 8, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of mourners Thursday demanded repeal of a law that bans blasphemy against Islam, one day after a Roman Catholic bishop killed himself to protest a death sentence against a Christian convicted under the law. Bishop John Joseph, 65, shot himself in the head Wednesday at the courthouse in Punjab province where fellow Catholic Ayub Masih was tried and sentenced to death April 27. "We should not call it suicide," Lahore Archbishop Emmanuel Yousuf Mani said.
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May 8, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of mourners Thursday demanded repeal of a law that bans blasphemy against Islam, one day after a Roman Catholic bishop killed himself to protest a death sentence against a Christian convicted under the law. Bishop John Joseph, 65, shot himself in the head Wednesday at the courthouse in Punjab province where fellow Catholic Ayub Masih was tried and sentenced to death April 27. "We should not call it suicide," Lahore Archbishop Emmanuel Yousuf Mani said.
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