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NEWS ALERT: Iran Sentences Christian Convert To Three Years Imprisonment, report

February 29, 2012

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian convert remained in an Iranian jail Wednesday, February 29, after being sentenced to three years imprisonment for his Christian activities, trial observers said.

 

BREAKING: Iran “Delaying” Tuesday Execution Pastor Nadarkhani; Concerns Remain

February 28, 2012

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Iran delayed the execution of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani which was due Tuesday, February 28, apparently amid international pressure, an online Israeli news network reported.

 

Several Detained In Iran Crackdown On House Church Movement, Christianity

February 28, 2012

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Several Iranian Christians remained behind bars Tuesday, February 28, including an elderly frail woman, after security forces launched a "systematic series of arrests in different parts of Iran" to "counter the growth of Christianity and the house church movement"Iranian Christians said.

 

Iran Pondering Over Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s Execution

February 27, 2012

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's government is trying to play down credible reports that jailed Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's execution is imminent for refusing to recant his faith in Christ, amid mounting international concern BosNewsLife monitored Monday, February 27.

Hungary Expands Recognized Churches To Just 32; Opposition Concerned

February 27, 2012
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Amid mounting international pressure Hungary's parliament expanded the number of recognized churches from an initial 14 to 32 Monday, February 27, but hundreds of religious groups remained unrecognized.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Attack Rocks Nigeria Church; Several Killed (Update)

February 26, 2012

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives during a worship service of the large Church of Christ in Nigeria's restive city of Jos early Sunday, February 26, killing himself and a father and child, an official told reporters.

EU, US Urging Iran Not To Execute Pastor Nadarkhani

February 25, 2012
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jailed Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was believed to be still alive Saturday, February 25, after the European Union and the United States urged Iran not to carry out an execution order and demanded his immediate release.

US Congress Delegation Remembers Holocaust Hero Wallenberg in Hungary

February 24, 2012
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A United States Congressional delegation and other officials have gathered in Hungary's capital Budapest to remember Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who is credited with saving the lives of as many as 100,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II. Friday's commemoration was part of a series of events marking the Raoul Wallenberg Year to commemorate his centennial birth.

 

NEWS ALERT: Laos Government “Confiscates” Church Building, Group Says (Update)

February 23, 2012

By BosNewsLife Asua Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in a village in southern Laos were without a place of worship Thursday, February 23, after authorities "confiscated" their 37-year-old church building as part of a wider crackdown on local congregations in the region, representatives told BosNewsLife.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Facing Execution “Firm In Christ”

February 22, 2012

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani facing imminent death has urged his church to remain "firmly in Christ" shortly after a court apparently ordered his execution, a church official told BosNewsLife. Nadarkhani was still alive Wednesday afternoon local time, February 22, but it remained unclear when he would be hanged on charges of "apostasy" or "abandoning Islam", confirmed the pastor's Church of Iran council member Firouz Khandjani.

 
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