Released Colombia Guerrilla Leader Searching For Murdered Pastor’s Widow

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BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- A guerrilla leader who was responsible for the murder of a Colombian pastor has been released from prison, and is now seeking to find the pastor's grieving widow, Christian rights investigators say. The killer returned to the remote community where Luz and her children were residing, telling neighbours that he wanted to find her, said Christian support group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC).

Cuba Authorities Halt Church Demolition After Protests

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cubachurchHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuban authorities have halted the demolition of an Assemblies of God church in the city of Santiago de Cuba after protesters, including the denomination’s regional head, held a spontaneous sit-in at the church, activists say. Christians said the demonstrators also participated in an unauthorised march through the city and a "peaceful demonstration" at the local Cuban Communist Party (CCP) offices to rally against "ongoing government confiscations" and destruction of church properties.

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama Suggests Gun Control After Church Massacre; Mourns Victims (UPDATE)

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1obama-shooting_635x250_1434646261WASHINGTON/CHARLESTON (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, June 18, that the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal in Charleston, South Carolina, would "rise again" after nine people were killed there by a white gunman, but he also suggested it was time for a fresh debate on gun control in his nation.

BREAKING NEWS: US Detains Suspected Charleston Church Shooter; 9 Killed

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150618103304-dylann-roof-charleston-shooter-exlarge-169CHARLESTON, USA (BosNewsLife)--U.S. police say they have detained shooting suspect Dylann Roof who allegedly killed nine people during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the oldest black churches in the nation. Roof, 21, was taken into custody in North Carolina, BosNewsLife monitored.

NEWS ALERT: Nine Killed In US Black Church Shooting; Police Hunting For White Suspect

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and local reporters

CHARLESTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- American security forces searched Thursday, June 18, for a white man who opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic evangelical black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people, including the pastor. The overnight shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church was described as a hate crime by authorities.

NEWS ALERT: Italy Police Say 12 Migrants Drowned For Faith In Christ

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REUTERS753883_ThumbnailTRIPOLI/ROME/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Italian police say they have detained 15 Muslims who allegedly threw 12 Christians from an overcrowded migrant boat after they expressed faith in Jesus Christ. Vatican Radio, citing survivors, reported that the Christians had been praying for their lives during during a recent crossing from Libya.