Cuba Authorities Halt Church Demolition After Protests


By BosNewsLife Americas Service
cubachurchHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuban authorities have halted the demolition of an Assemblies of God church in the city of Santiago de Cuba after protesters, including the denomination’s regional head, held a spontaneous sit-in at the church, activists say. Christians said the demonstrators also participated in an unauthorised march through the city and a "peaceful demonstration" at the local Cuban Communist Party (CCP) offices to rally against "ongoing government confiscations" and destruction of church properties.

Pentecostal Pastor Remains Detained In Iran


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

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Iranian pastor detained during a Christmas celebration in his Tehran home and a fellow Christian remained behind bars Monday, February 2, amid a wider crackdown on evangelical believers, Christians said.

Mexico "Jails, Tortures" Four Evangelicals


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

evangelicalsMEXICO CITY, MEXICO (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have urged Mexico's government to prosecute local officials responsible for "the unjust imprisonment" and "torture" of four evangelical Christians from November 5-8 in the western state of Oaxaca.

BREAKING NEWS: Shot Swedish Missionary Dies After Pakistan Attack


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife correspondents in Pakistan and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center

swedenLAHORE/STOCKHOLM (BosNewsLife)-- An elderly Swedish missionary who was shot by a gunman while doing Christian work in Pakistan has died from her wounds, her Swedish church confirmed Thursday, December 13.

Indian Crowd Attacks Worship Service


By BosNewsLife Asia Service BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent Santosh Digal in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- The nephew of a pentecostal pastor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu was still healing from his injuries Wednesday, April 25, nearly two weeks after suspected Hindu militants attacked him with a sword during a worship service.