NEWS ALERT: Iran Pastor, Christians Facing Long Prison Term and Lashes

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians have urged prayers for Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who was acquitted of apostasy in 2012 after being sentenced to death by hanging, and three other believers after they were forced to stand trial on charges of “action against national security", activists told BosNewsLife.

Hungary's Orbán Meets Pope Francis After Pledging To Tackle Christian Persecution

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

orbanpopeBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Pope Francis last week after he pledged that his nation wants to tackle the persecution of Christians at a time when Europe faces a massive refugee crisis.

'Over 100 Vietnam Pastors Jailed In Crackdown'

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife) -- Christian rights activists say more than 100 Vietnamese pastors of house churches in Vietnam remain jailed in Vietnam for refusing to join the central church in the communist nation. "The government-controlled "official church" wants to combine multiple house churches in order to control and diminish the influence ... Read more...

BREAKING NEWS: Sudan Church Leaders Face Execution For Faith And Dissent

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bossudan

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Sudanese authorities have charged two church leaders with crimes that carry the death penalty as part of a wider crackdown on Christians and political dissent in Sudan, rights activists confirmed to BosNewsLife Thursday, August 11.