Cuba Harassing Evangelical Leader Amid Broader Concerns

By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos with BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent evangelical official in Cuba says security forces harass him as part...

White House Prayer Vigil As Obama Visits Cuba Amid ‘Crackdown On Christians’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife indexWASHINGTON/HAVANA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists planned prayers near the White House Sunday to express concern that Barack Obama will be the first American president visiting Cuba in nearly 90 years, despite a reported crackdown on churches and other rights abuses on the Communist-run island.

Cuba Detains Baptist Pastor Ahead Of Summit

By BosNewsLife Americas Service Mario Felix Lleonart (1)HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Baptist pastor remained under house arrest in central Cuba Monday, January 27, after he was reportedly detained by the Communist island's political police and state security forces as part of a larger crackdown on dissidents, ahead of a regional summit. The troubles began Sunday, January 25, after police surrounded the home of Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, who is pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Taguayabon, Christian rights investigators said.

NEWS ALERT: Hundreds ‘Accept Christ’ At Cuba’s First Evangelistic Outdoor Rally

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SANTA LUCIA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 10,000 people attended Cuba's first evangelistic outdoor rally in decades with many accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at the event, where a huge storm miraculously passed, an evangelical aid and mission group said Thursday, June 28.

Cuba Reluctant To Detain Suspects In Attack On Pastor, Christians say

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Over two months after a Cuban pastor was beaten and left unconscious in eastern Cuba, officials have still no suspects in the case, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Wednesday, April 10.  

Cuba Frees Catholic Dissident Ferrer

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Catholic dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer was free Monday, August 6, after he was detained for some 36 hours in Cuba's eastern city of Holguin.

Cuba Releasing “Hundreds” Of Dissidents As Pope leaves Cuba

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and reports from Cuba Pope Benedict XVI attracted huge crowds during visit in Cuba.HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- As Pope Benedict XVI was leaving Cuba, "hundreds of dissidents", including devoted Christians, were released after spending the week in prison or under house arrest to stop them from attending any religious activities surrounding his visit, rights activists confirmed Friday, March 30.

Cuba Targets Religious Rights Activists, Christians

HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuban authorities are targeting a top religious rights advocate and other activists as well as Christian leaders with travel bans and visits by security agents amid growing tensions with Washington, BosNewsLife established Thursday, June 22.

Cuban Pastor’s Wife Receives High Fine For “Disturbing Order”

By BosNewsLife News Center CUBAHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor’s wife who lost her baby after a neighbour attacked her on the street, is being fined the equivalent of over two months salary on charges of "disturbing the public order" on that day, Christian trial observers said Friday, August 21.

NEWS ALERT: Former Jailed Cuban Pastor, Family, Escape To US

By BosNewsLife Americas Service Pastor-Omar-Gude-Perez-with-his-wife-150x150 HAVANA/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor who was jailed for leading independent churches in Cuba has arrived with his wife and children in the United States "as refugees", the church leader and activists said Friday, February 1.

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