Eritrea Frees Jailed Evangelical Pastor Haimanot After 11 Years

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from the region

ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrean Pastor Oqbamichel Haimanot, who was jailed for participating in a Christian wedding and leading "outlawed" evangelical churches, has been released after 11 years behind bars, his supporters told BosNewsLife.

Nigeria Girl Kidnapped For Refusing To Convert To Islam; 18 Killed In Clashes

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam, while extremists killed more than a dozen people during the holiday, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 2.

Rome’s Colosseum Turns Red For Persecuted Christians; Asia Bibi ‘Expected To Be Released’

By Philippa Hitchen reporting from Vatican City

VATICAN CITY/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Rome's most famous landmark, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red on Saturday, February 24, as a sign of solidarity with all those facing persecution for their faith. They include a Pakistani mother of five on death row who is expected to be released soon amid international pressure, family and organizers said.