NEWS ALERT: China “Abolishes” House Church Alliance; Major Crackdown Reported


BosNewsLife Asia Service

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- There were concerns Wednesday, December 10, that Chinese authorities would launch a nationwide crackdown on the growing 'house churches, after the Ministry of Civil Affairs ordered the "abolishment" of a major umbrella group.

Christian Group Not Celebrating Human Rights Day


By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Netherlands-based organization providing aid to persecuted Christians around the world will not celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which falls on Wednesday, December 10.

BosNewsLife Launches New Website And “Worthy” Partnership


By BosNewsLife News Center

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Central and Eastern Europe's first Christian news agency on the Internet, BosNewsLife, has launched a new website (www.bosnewslife.com) and a strategic partnership with Worthy Ministries, an organization specialized in Christian news "and spreading the Gospel around the world," its founder confirmed Friday, December 5.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Russia’s Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II Dies At 79 (UPDATE)


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

MOSCOW/BUDAPEST-- Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II, who oversaw the post-Soviet revival of the Christian faith after decades of Communism but was accused of encouraging nationalism, died early Friday, December 5, at his residence at the age of 79, his church said.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: China Releases Key House Church Leaders; Massive Detentions Continue

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese authorities released two key leaders of the country's underground house church movement from a forced labor camp and prison before their detention terms expired, but elsewhere security forces launched a massive crackdown on worship services and Christian students, an American advocacy group said Thursday, December 4.