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Eritrea Orthodox Leader Under “Strict House Arrest” After US Delegation Visit

January 31, 2008
ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- The deposed prelate of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, Abune Antonios, spent Thursday, January 31, under strict house arrest, amid reports that authorities have increased pressure on him following this month's visit by a United States Congress team.

NEWS ALERT: Christians In Gaza Face Violence And Humanitarian Crisis

January 30, 2008
GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian Christians in the troubled Gaza Strip, who already struggle amid death threats and violence, faced another humanitarian crisis Wednesday, January 30, after Israel's Supreme Court backed the state's decision to cut supplies of fuel and electricity to the Hamas-run entity.

Pakistan Evangelical Pastor Killed Amid Growing Religious Tensions

January 30, 2008
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Pakistan's volatile North West Frontier Province (NWFP) faced new tensions Wednesday, January 30, amid reports that a Pakistani pastor has been shot and killed because of his involvement in evangelistic work.

China Police “Burning” Bibles and “Beating” Christians in Yunan Province

January 30, 2008
BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Members of a house church in China's Yunan Province were "severely beaten" by police officials, who earlier "burned" the church's Bibles, a Christian rights group said Wednesday, January 30.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Court Rejects Christian Convert’s Request

January 29, 2008
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- In a major setback for former Muslims, a Cairo court on Tuesday, January 28, rejected a request by a Christian convert from Islam to have his new religion officially recognized by the state.

Egypt Court To Rule In Historic Conversion Case

January 29, 2008
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian court was to make a ruling Tuesday, January 29, on a landmark case of the country's first former Muslim to seek official recognition for his conversion from Islam to Christianity.

NEWS ALERT: Catholic Priest Killed As Kenya Violence Spreads

January 29, 2008
NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Fresh riots broke out in Kenya Tuesday, January 29, after a key opposition lawmaker and a Catholic priest were murderd, as the overall death toll reached over 900 since violence began following the disputed December 27 election, news reports and police said.

Greece Archbishop Dies At 69

January 28, 2008
ATHENS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The head of Greece's powerful Orthodox Church, Archbishop Christodoulos, who eased centuries of tension with the Vatican but angered ultra-Orthodox members, died Monday, January 28, after losing his battle against cancer. He was 69.

Pakistan Police Free Kidnapped Christian Woman, Group Says

January 28, 2008
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani police have freed a Christian woman who was abducted four months ago and forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man in Pakistan's tense province of Punjab, a Christian rights group said Monday, January 28.

Pakistan Christian Teenager “Sold” For Illegal Organ Transplant, Father Says

January 28, 2008
MARR BALOCHAAN, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The father of a disappeared Christian teenager in a poverty-stricken village of Pakistan's Punjab Province continued searching for his son Monday, January 28, saying suspected Muslim criminals kidnapped and sold him for "illegal human organ extraction and transplantation," following similar cases in the region.
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