Pope And Evangelicals Tackle Persecution Of Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Philippa HitchenVATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis and leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) group agreed Thursday, December 14, to cooperate on tackling the "worst persecution" of Christians in church history despite "major theological differences", officials said following talks in the Vatican.

Evangelical Christians Refuse To Leave Mexico’s Troubled Tribal Area

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (BosNewsLife)-- Some 25 evangelical Christians have refused to leave a troubled area in Mexico's western Jalisco state despite facing persecution in an area where members of the Wixárika tribe hold pagan rituals involving the use of a hallucinogenic drug and sacrifices offered to their 'gods', Christian leaders say.

NEWS ALERT: Mexico Protestant Christians Expelled From Homes


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MEXICO CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Protestant families have been forcibly displaced from their homes in western Mexico because of their faith after the government refused to prevent the deportations, an advocacy official told BosNewsLife Friday, January 29.

BREAKING NEWS: Belfast Pastor McConnell Acquitted Of Hate Speech After Calling Islam “Satanic”


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

James McConnellBELFAST/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- An outspoken evangelical pastor who called Islam "satanic" and a "doctrine spawned in hell" has been found not guilty of broadcasting hate speech by a Belfast court. The acquittal of Senior Pastor James McConnell was welcomed by the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland, part of a group representing two million British evangelical Christians. "Today's verdict is a victory for common sense and freedom of speech," the group told BosNewsLife in a statement. However it also cautioned that "until the law is changed or clear guidance is issued, there will still be concern about further prosecution" of Christians.

Ethiopia Destroys Evangelical Church Building; 100 Christians Forced Underground

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

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 100 evangelical Christians in eastern Ethiopia were without a central place for worship Friday, December 5, after local authorities destroyed their church building, a church official and rights activists said.

Nigeria Churches Ask Protection After Militants Kill Dozens Of Christians


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

1_22_022306_nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in Nigeria have urged their government to protect citizens in the country's troubled central and northern regions after scores of Christians, including pastors, were among those killed by Islamic militants in the latest reported crackdown on Christianity.