Czechs Welcome Home Late Cardinal Who Fought Communism

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife



PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has welcomed home the human remains of Cardinal Josef Beran, seen as a symbol of defiance of the former Communist government which forced him into exile in the Vatican. The cardinal, who died 49 years ago, always wanted to be buried in his homeland.

China Police Crackdown On Christians In Henan Province


By BosNewsLife Asia Service BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

Pastor was released but there remains international concern over detained Christians in China.

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have condemned Chinese police and government agencies for reportedly attacking church members, lawyers and Christians in central China, where they visited the family of detained Protestant Pastor Zhang Shaojie.

NEWS WATCH: Former Hungarian Leader Charged With War Crimes

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian prosecutors have charged a former communist leader with war crimes for his involvement in crushing Hungary's 1956 Revolution against Soviet domination.

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.

Cuba Pentecostal Pastor Injured In Violent Attack, Christians say


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecostal pastor in Cuba was recovering of brain damage Tuesday, March 13, after he was assaulted while trying to challenge the confiscation of a church truck by Communist authorities, Christians said.