Christians Detained In Eastern India, Woman Hiding


By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

CALCUTTA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in eastern India remained detained and at least one woman was in hiding, late Friday, March 30, after they were attacked by anti-Christian mobs and Hindu extremists backed by local police, Christians said.

Cuba Releasing “Hundreds” Of Dissidents As Pope leaves Cuba


By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and reports from Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI attracted huge crowds during visit in Cuba.HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- As Pope Benedict XVI was leaving Cuba, "hundreds of dissidents", including devoted Christians, were released after spending the week in prison or under house arrest to stop them from attending any religious activities surrounding his visit, rights activists confirmed Friday, March 30.

Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani ‘Still Alive’, Awaiting Verdict


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who faces execution for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and embrace Islam was still alive Thursday, March 29, "through the power of Jesus Christ and prayers", an official assisting him told BosNewsLife.

Family Visits Jailed Chinese Christian Lawyer Gao After Two Years


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The brother and father-in-law of prominent Christian Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been allowed to meet with him in a remote jail for the first time in nearly two years, "putting to rest fears that he may have died," his family and rights activists confirmed Wednesday, March 28.

NEWS ALERT: ‘Ethnic Cleansing Of Christians’ In Syria; 50,000 Flee


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants with ties to terror group al-Qaida have launched the"ethnic cleansing of minority Christians" in Syria, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee the embattled Syrian city of Homs and other areas, aid workers confirmed Tuesday, March 27.

Report: Burma Army Attacks Church, Christian Conference


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burma's military ransacked a Baptist church and broke up a Christian conference of the predominantly Christian Chin community in the latest confrontation between government forces and ethnic minorities, Christian investigators told BosNewsLife Monday, March 26.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Detains Christians Over Worship Service (Update)


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Lao authorities have detained five Christians who attended a Christian worship service Sunday, March 25, in southern Laos amid a crackdown on Christianity in the region, representatives told BosNewsLife.