BREAKING NEWS: US Pastor Abedini Receiving Medical Treatment After Release From Iran


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

downloadTEHRAN/BERLIN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian-born American Pastor Saeed Abedini was expected to receive medical attention in Germany on Sunday, January 17, after he was released by Iran following more than three years of imprisonment in what his wife said were harsh circumstances. Naghmeh Abedini told reporters that after she learned Saeed Abedini was released early Saturday, January 16, she woke their two children saying: "Daddy is coming home."

Britain Pentecostal Prison Chaplain Dismissed Over ‘Homophobic’ Bible Verses

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

LONDON, BRITAIN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecoctal pastor faced a British employment tribunal Monday, November 2, after he was allegedly forced to resignbarry_trayhorn_video_web_alt
from his job at a sex offenders' prison because Bible verses he quoted were deemed "homophobic". Ahead of Monday's hearing, Reverend Barry Trayhorn said the troubles began while he was leading "worship at a chapel service in May 2014" at the HMP Littlehey detention facility in Cambridgeshire where he spoke about "the wonder of God's forgiveness for those who repent".

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.

Pope Francis Korea Visit Highlights Christian Persecution


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL, KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day visit by Pope Francis to South Korea has highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians in the region, including two detained Americans and a South Korean, who have been held in neighboring North Korea for their Christian activities, activists said.

BREAKING NEWS: China’s Popular Pastor Zhang Sentenced To 12 Years Imprisonment


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

zhang shaojie in prisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Zhang Shaojie, the popular pastor of 'Nanle Country Christian Church' (NCCC) in China's central Henan province, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on charges of "fraud" and "gathering a crowd to disturb public order”, Christians confirmed Friday, July 4.

BREAKING NEWS: China Pastor Gong’s Health “Deteriorating” In Prison (BosNewsLife In-Depth)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

House-church-movement-leader-Gong-ShengliangBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The health of the jailed founder of one of China's largest evangelical house-church denominations is "rapidly deteriorating" and he may die due to a lack of medical care, his daughter and other Christians confirmed Thursday, July 3.