China Frees Rights Lawyer But Removes Crosses From Churches

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

indexBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Zhang Kai, who was detained last year after defending some 100 churches affected by an ongoing cross demolition campaign in China, has been released and can celebrate Easter with his family, BosNewsLife learned.

India Police Investigate Murder Of Seminary Rector K.J. Thomas

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

PRIESTKILLEDBANGALORE, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in India's southwestern city of Bangalore continued searching Thursday, April 4, for murder suspects after the priest and rector of a major Catholic seminary was found beaten to death.

NEWS ALERT: Belarus Not To Evict Massive Evangelical Church

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

MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- One of the largest evangelical congregations in Belarus confirmed Wednesday, December 5, that authorities at the last moment decided not to evict them from their building, following years of judicial wrangling.

Laos Fires Christian Converts From Security Forces

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have dismissed two members of a village security force because they and their families "accepted the Christian faith", a well-informed rights group said Friday, June 22.

Tanzania Christians Seek Justice After Destruction Churches

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ZANZIBAR CITY, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tanzanian Christians were seeking justice Thursday, June 14, after hundreds of supporters of a separatist Islamic group burned two church buildings in the East African nation's semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar.


BREAKING NEWS: Macedonia Police Detain 17 Monks, Nuns, Believers

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

SKOPJE/BELGRADE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Macedonian security forces have detained 17 monks, nuns and other believers on tax evasion charges as part of a fresh crackdown on the Serbian Orthodox Church in Macedonia, representatives and investigators told BosNewsLife Tuesday, May 22.