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NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Mother’s Death Sentence Sparks Outrage In Europe, Churches

October 17, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

bibinowBRUSSELS/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for "blasphemy" was upheld by a Pakistani court.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Mother Asia Bibi Sentenced To Death By Appeals Court

October 16, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

asiabibiLAHORE PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An appeals court in Pakistan upheld a death sentence against a devoted Christian mother for "blasphemy" against Islam, sparking calls for prayers amid concerns a Supreme Court case may take years, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 16.

BosNewsLife MISSION WATCH: Papua Tribe To Receive New Testament After Decades Of Struggles

October 12, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

waxePORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BosNewsLife)-- A tribe in Papua New Guinea will for the first time receive the Bible's New Testament in its own language after more than three decades of translation work amid persecution and disappointments, missionaries told BosNewsLife Sunday, October 12.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Releases House Church Christians, But Pastor Detained

October 7, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos released six Christians who were detained after attending a house church service, but the pastor remained behind bars Tuesday, October 7, and faces torture, an advocacy official said.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Detains House Church Christians

September 29, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor and six other Christians remained detained in southern Laos early Monday, September 29, after security forces raided their house church as part of a wider crackdown on Christianity in the area, supporters told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Policeman Kills Jailed Pastor Accused Of Blasphemy; Briton Injured

September 26, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani policeman shot to death a jailed Christian pastor accused of blasphemy against Islam, while injuring a British man, activists and officials confirmed.

Bhutan Pastors Sentenced To Prison For Receiving Funds

September 16, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

bhutanTHIMPHU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Bhutan were in a state of shock Tuesday, September 16, after a court sentenced two pastors to long prison terms for receiving funds for their activities, though one church leader was "temporarily" freed, friends said.

Nepal Frees Pastor After Two Years Jail For Eating Beef

September 10, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian pastor was free Wednesday, September 10, after spending nearly two years behind bars in Nepal "for eating beef" amid growing pressure on Christians in the predominantly Hindu nation, rights activists confirmed.

Sri Lanka Deporting Pakistani Christians Despite Possible Death Sentence

September 9, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Asia Bibi faces death sentence on blasphemy charges.ISLAMABAD/COLOMBO (BosNewsLife)-- Sri Lanka has begun sending Pakistani asylum seekers, including Christians, back to their home country where they may face the death penalty for blasphemy against Islam, rights investigators and United Nations officials say.

Pope Francis Korea Visit Highlights Christian Persecution

August 29, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL, KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day visit by Pope Francis to South Korea has highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians in the region, including two detained Americans and a South Korean, who have been held in neighboring North Korea for their Christian activities, activists said.
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