Wife of Imprisoned Pastor: I Wish Pope Had Called Out Iran

9-25-2015 – Naghmeh Abedini, wife of American Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, told Newsmax TV she was disappointed Pope Francis didn’t specifically call out Iran on Thursday when he talked about religious persecution.

Saeed Abedini, an Iranian American, has been held by the Iranian government for three years, accused of holding private religious gatherings. Earlier this week he was Tased and threatened with additional charges.

“I was expecting more on religious freedom issues and Iran’s continuous violation of human rights issues,” Abedini said of the pope’s message to Congress. “Of course my husband’s in prison and being just one example of many religious minorities being persecuted – Christians, especially.” Full Story.