Pakistan 'Blasphemy' Pastor Free After Accuser Admits 'Mistake'

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pastorISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor, who had been languishing in a Pakistani jail since October for "blaspheming Islam", was free on bail Thursday, February 28, after the complainant admitted he had mistakenly charged him, Christians said.

'Christian Disabled Pakistani Shot By Muslim Hardliners'

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

APTOPIX Pakistan Asia EclipseISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian disabled man in Pakistan's Punjab province "cries out for justice" after he was shot and stabbed by influential Muslims, his supporters told BosNewsLife Wednesday, February 27.

BREAKING NEWS: Hungary's Top Court Overturns Controversial Church Law

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

churchesnowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's top court on Tuesday, February 26, overturned controversial religious legislation that dramatically reduced the number of recognized churches, but the government threatened to challenge the ruling with constitutional amendments.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Pressures Jailed U.S. Pastor To Deny Faith In Christ

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

pastornowTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An American pastor who is held in one of Iran's most notorious prisons on charges linked to his Christian faith says authorities use physical and psychological torture to pressure him to deny his faith in Jesus Christ."My eyes get blurry, my body does not have the strength to walk, and my steps become very weak and shaky,” Pastor Saeed Abedini wrote in a letter smuggled out of Evin Prison in Tehran.

Nigeria Christians Mourn Their Dead After Massacre, Attacks

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

nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central Nigeria could mourn their dead Sunday, February 24, after  the massacre of a Christian family while sectarian clashes killed one person and left churches, homes and mosques burnt, officials said.

Sudan Detains Dozens Of Christians; Violence Kills 60

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

sudan-map-2KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Sudanese Christians were thought to be trapped in a Sudanese prison Saturday, February 23, as violence raged in renewed fighting between two Arab tribes, killing scores of people. At least 55 Christians were detained by the government of Sudan over two weeks ago on "false accusations" of allegedly receiving money from foreign countries, including Israel, according to Christians with close knowledge about the case.

BREAKING NEWS: Czech Republic To Pay Churches Billions In Compensation For Communist-Era Suffering

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

churchesreceivePRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech government has signed a historic agreement with the Catholic Church and 15 other religious groups to pay them billions of dollars in compensation for properties that were seized from them by the Czech Republic's Communist regime. Friday's deal was signed despite left-wing opposition in what is the European Union's most atheistic nation.