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Commission Demands Pakistan Crackdown On Militants After Suicide Blasts

March 29, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Correspondent
 
voaimageLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Less than twoweeks after suicide bombers murdered 18 worshippers at two churches in Lahore, Pakistan, the country’s Ecumenical Commission for Human Development has issued its initial report on the atrocity saying it underscores "growing intolerance" towards minority groups.

Former Jailed Widow Evangelist Dies In India

March 27, 2015

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

VaniNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A young widow who was jailed in India for her evangelistic activities has died of a heart attack, BosNewsLife learned Friday, March 27. Vani, 31, was reportedly detained early last year on what her supporters viewed as trumped up charges of "kidnapping a teenage girl" and "forcing" her to convert to Christianity.

When It Is Hard to Turn the Other Cheek (Column)

March 19, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

voaimageLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I suspect we are going to see more of this. After suicide bombers attacked two churches this month during Sunday worship, leaving at least 17 people dead and scores injured, Pakistani Christians went on a rampage through the streets of Lahore.

Christians Demand Protection After Lahore Church Bombings

March 17, 2015

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

sorrowLONDON/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Influential South Asian Christians urged Britain on Tuesday, March 17, to pressure Pakistan's government to protect Christians after Sunday's bombings of two churches in Lahore left 17 people dead and more than 70 injured.

Vietnamese Christian Lawyer Fears Leaving Home After Attack

March 16, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
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HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Vietnamese Christian rights lawyer and Protestant church leader has been attacked when he left his home in Hanoi following years of house arrest and imprisonment, activists have told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis Condemns Church Bombings In Pakistan; 14 Killed

March 15, 2015

By Christopher R. Altieri with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos


VATICAN CITY/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis on Sunday, March 15, appealed for peace and solidarity with Pakistan's "persecuted" Christian minority after bombings at two churches in Lahore left at least 14 people dead and scores of others wounded. He also accused the world of trying to hide the persecution of Christians.

BREAKING NEWS: 10 Killed In Church Bombings In Lahore, Pakistan (Update)

March 15, 2015
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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
churchnowLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Bombings rocked two churches in a Christian area of Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, killing 10 people and injuring dozens, several reports and officials said. Islamic militants linked to Pakistan's Taliban group claimed responsibility for Sunday's blasts in the Youhanabad neighbourhood.

Persecution Fatigue – Can We Mourn Every Murdered Christian? (Column)

March 13, 2015
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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

MELBOURNE/NAYPYIDAW (BosNewsLife Columns)-- On my blog some weeks ago I reprinted portions of a speech given in the Australian Parliament by a politician who had secretly travelled into a rebel-held region of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Elderly US Missionary Awaits Trial In China Amid Health Concerns

March 12, 2015

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

hahninprisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Korean-American aid worker is awaiting trial in China on what supporters believe are trumped up charges linked to his Christian activities on the border with North Korea.

Laos Christians Jailed After Praying For Sick

March 1, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christian leaders remained behind bars in southern Laos on Sunday, March 1, after they were sentenced to nine months imprisonment for praying for a sick believer who later died, a rights official told BosNewsLife.
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