Three Iran Christians Appealing Prison Sentence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
Three Iranian Christians were due to appear before Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court Sunday, February 4, to appeal against lengthy prison terms on charges of "conducting evangelism" and carrying out "illegal church activities."

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.

Tajikistan Raiding Church, Fines Pastor

By BosNewsLife News Center


DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Tajikistan have fined a pastor after secret police raided a church service as part of a government-led campaign against Christians and other religious groups in the former Soviet nation, representatives told BosNewsLife.

Hungarian Church Group Rushes Aid To Displaced Christians In Iraq

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A controversial Hungarian church group says it has delivered aid to thousands of displaced Christians living in war-torn northern Iraq as part of humanitarian efforts backed by Hungary's government.

Leaked Report: China’s Christians Face Worst Persecution In Decades

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who was jailed after defending prosecuted Christians and other minorities, says China now faces its “harshest and most brutal political oppression since the end of Mao Zedong’s rule.”