BREAKING: Dutch Media Evangelist Leo Habets Dies At Age 70

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Dutch media evangelist Leo Habets who published The Netherlands' leading evangelical newspaper Uitdaging (Challenge), has died after a long illness. Habets was 70 years old.

Austria Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Silent Night

VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Austria is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the famous Christmas carol "Silent Night". The peaceful song about the birth of Jesus that became a crucial part of Christmas celebrations, was sung publicly for the first time in December 1818 in an Austrian town. A series of exhibitions underscore that first Christmas concert.

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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.

US Pastor Released By Turkey Prays With President Trump

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (BosNewsLife)-- After two years of detention, an American pastor was freed in Turkey and flown to the United States where he prayed with President Donald Trump who welcomed him at the White House.

Group: ‘500,000 Hungarians Reached with Gospel Tracts, Many Convert’ (MISSION WATCH)

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Half a million Hungarians have received pamphlets encouraging them to accept the love of Jesus Christ and nearly 1,500 people indicated they want to "commit" their lives to Him during a massive evangelism meeting in Budapest, organizers said.

Indonesia’s Prominent Priest Demands End To Church Attacks Ahead Of Presidential Poll

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The priest of Jakarta Cathedral, Indonesia's most known Catholic parish, has urged the government to prevent a repeat of attacks against churches ahead of upcoming presidential elections. Markus Yumartana, 53, said he hopes authorities would continue on the path of religious tolerance that he claimed surrounded the recent Asian Games, the largest sports event ever held in terror-prone Jakarta, the capital.

Tajikistan Detains Christians For Evangelism Amid Wider Crackdown

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns remained Friday, August 24, about the plight of devoted Christians in Tajikistan amid fresh reports that the country's feared security police detained ten Christians for their involvement in evangelism.

Turkey Court Rejects Release US Pastor Despite Sanctions Threat

By BosNewsLife News Center ANKARA, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for American pastor Andrew Craig Brunson to be released from house arrest while being tried on terrorism charges. The announcement came shortly after President Tayyip Erdogan warned that Turkey would “go its own way” if U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions over Ankara's refusal to free the pastor.

Turkey Refuses To Release Jailed US Pastor

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ANKARA, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Friends and family members are praying for an American pastor who remains behind bars in Turkey on controversial terror and espionage charges after a Turkish court again denied a request for his release.

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