‘Sudan Frees 14 Evangelical Christians After Prayer Appeal’


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

Sudan School BombedKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Fourteen evangelical Christians who were detained in a Sudanese government-backed
raid on their congregation and school have been released after paying huge fines in the impoverished African nation, their supporters told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Returns Evangelical Christian Zargaran To Feared Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

nasim 3-250x248TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who became an outspoken evangelical Christian has been forced to return to one of Iran's most notorious prisons because of her faith in Jesus Christ, despite concerns about her health, friends and supporters told BosNewsLife

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Nadarkhani And Wife Released; Three Other Christians Detained


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeimagesnow

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani of the Church of Iran, the country's largest house church movement, and his wife Tina Pasandide Nadarkhani have been released from detention but three other church members remain in custody, a senior church official told BosNewsLife Saturday, May 14.

Turkey’s Evangelical Churches Receive Death Threats From Islamic State


By BosNewsLife News Center

Erdogan3ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- At least 20 evangelical churches in Turkey have reportedly received death threats from the Turkish branch of terror group Islamic State. The messages, sent to church members via social media website Facebook, email and mobile phone texts, include "upsetting videos and pictures", Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Christian Rights Activist Survives Assassination Attempt


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

pakistanchurchLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An activist of an influential Christian advocacy group in Pakistan is recovering of his injuries after he was shot by suspected Islamic militants, activists told BosNewsLife learned. Aslam Masih, a Christian field coordinator of the Pakistan-based advocacy group Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD), said he sustained two bullets wounds to his left and right leg during the shooting in the Lahore area on October 28.

Albania Opens Communist Secret Service Files To Public


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

images (1)TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Victims of Albania's former Communist regime will finally be able to see who spied on them, after Parliament passed a law opening up communist-era secret police files. The decision came more than two decades after protests ended nearly half a century of dictatorship in what Pope Francis called "a land of martyrs" when devoted Christians and political opponents were being persecuted.