Church Bombings In Philippines Kill 20, Injure Dozens

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Linda Bordoni and Robin Gomes

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife) -- Two bomb blasts shook a Catholic cathedral in the troubled southern Philippines where Islamic militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding some 80 others, police officials said.

BREAKING: Seven Lao Christians Released After International Concern

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLige

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Seven Christian men who were detained by security forces in southern Laos for holding an "illegal" church service are free, a day after BosNewsLife news agency published about their plight.

MISSION WATCH: Christians Facing Hardship In Indonesia’s Tsunami Stricken Areas

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers are among those rushing to save lives in Indonesia where giant tidal waves, triggered by a volcanic eruption, crashed on the western shores of Java and the southern beaches of Sumatra, the country's two most populous islands, killing more than 430 people including Christians.

Laos Detaining Seven Christians For ‘Illegal’ Christmas Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING: Lawyer Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Gets Shelter In Netherlands

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan has received "temporary shelter" in The Netherlands, the Dutch foreign minister confirmed Thursday, November 8.

BREAKING: Lawyer of Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Flees To Netherlands Amid Death Threats   

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer who helped free a Christian woman who faced the death sentence in Pakistan for blasphemy has fled to The Netherlands amid international fears for his safety.

Indonesia Christians Fear Government Crackdown On Sunday Schools

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Indonesia fear that new religious legislation will force them to seek government approval before holding Sunday schools or confirmation classes.