Pope Benedict XVI urges Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy law, which carry the death penalty for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
The suspect in the stabbing attack yesterday outside the former headquarters of the satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris is identified as Ali H., an 18-year-old Pakistan-born man. He confessed to his actions and said he acted in vengeance for the magazine's Muhammad caricature republications earlier this year.
Tens of thousands of people rally in Karachi, Pakistan to demand the release of Mumtaz Qadri, charged with killing Salman Taseer, the provincial governor of Punjab who had campaigned to amend the country's blasphemy laws.
At a Palm Sunday mass in Saint Peter's Square, Rome, Pope Benedict XVI tells tens of thousands of people about the recent "petty gossip" he has been subjected to, thought to mean the child sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church, though he fails to directly mention the scandal.