Iran Christians Behind Bars This Easter Amid New Concern


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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians have expressed concern about detained Christians who spent Easter behind bars amid including two Christian converts who were tried on charge of organizing house churches after eight months of uncertainty.

BREAKING NEWS: Syria Rebels Release Greek Orthodox Nuns

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Lydia O'Kane

PhotoDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christians were rejoicing Monday, March 10, after rebels freed more than a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns ending their near four-month captivity in exchange for Syrian authorities releasing dozens of female prisoners.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Christians Urge Prayers As Clashes Kill 278, Churches Destroyed (Update)


By BosNewsLige Middle East Service

egypttanksCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian Christians appealed for prayers Wednesday, August 14, as dozens of churches were attacked by furious Islamic mobs in response to a deadly government crackdown on protests in the capital Cairo that killed at least scores of people.

Iran Jails Iranian-American Pastor; Mistreatment Reported


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

pastornowTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The U.S. State Department says it is in contact with the family of an Iranian-American pastor who activists say is jailed and mistreated for his Christian faith in Tehran.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Iran Supreme Court Sentences Pastor To Death


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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence of an Iranian pastor for leaving Islam and he was under pressure Saturday, July 2, to recant his faith in Christ, trial observers told BosNewsLife.

 

Violence Overshadows Re-opening Of Egypt Churches


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The re-opening of churches that had been closed under ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is overshadowed by violence, according to rights activists.