Laos Detaining Seven Christians For ‘Illegal’ Christmas Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

Mexico Authorities Cut Water Supplies To Evangelicals


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

250px-Puebla_en_MexicoMEXICO CITY, MEXICO (BosNewsLife)-- Local authorities in southern Mexico have threatened to cut water supplies to additional evangelical Christian families because they refuse to actively participate in traditional religious Catholic ceremonies, investigators said Tuesday, April 29.

NEWS WATCH: 19 Miners Rescued From Poland Mine

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

minersWARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Nineteen miners have been pulled alive from a copper mine in southern Poland after a small earthquake trapped them.

BREAKING NEWS: Lao Christians ‘Reclaim’ Confiscated Church Buildings (BosNewsLife Exclusive)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

 
VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Members of three evangelical churches in southern Laos began reclaiming their church buildings confiscated by Lao authorities in a daring move to worship during Palm Sunday, the countdown to Easter, a representative told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Bhutan Gives Christian 3 Years Jail For Showing Christian Films (UPDATE)


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By BosNewsLife Asia Service

NEW DELHI/THIMPHU (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Bhutan has sentenced a Christian to three years imprisonment for "attempting to promote civil unrest" by showing films about Christianity, underscoring international concerns about the situation of religious minorities in the heavily Buddhist Himalayan nation, BosNewsLife learned Friday, October 29.