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

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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.

Cuba Detains Son Devoted Pastor

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service gabrielHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The son of a devoted Christian pastor in Cuba has been jailed on false charges as part of a government effort to pressure his family to halt church activities, but locals call them a "powerful blessing" to the community, Christians say.

NEWS ALERT: Cuba Pastor Banned From Preaching After Prison Release

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuba has released an evangelical pastor from a six-and-a-half year prison sentence under condition that he does not preach and remains confined to his home city of Camaguey, representatives said Monday, March 28.

BREAKING NEWS: Cuba Prominent Church Leader On Trial

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By BosNewsLife News Center fidel-castroHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent evangelical church leader in Cuba will be put on trial next week and is facing a one-year prison sentence as part of what his supporters call "a government campaign to silence and discredit him," because of his refusal to work with the state-backed church organization, a Christian advocacy group confirmed Saturday, December 27.

Cuba – Waiting for a Real Revolution of Religious Freedom (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist pope-francis-reuters_650x400_71441536922HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Pope Francis arrives in Cuba this week for a short visit. Might it lead to an end to the persecution of Christians that is a feature of this Communist nation? Unfortunately, the signs are not hopeful.

Cuba Closing Evangelical Church Amid Wider Crackdown

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service raoul-castro-cuba HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of Christians in Cuba were without a place of worship Thursday, March 14, after security forces closed down the Full Gospel Church as part of a government attempt to "destroy" evangelical congregations on the Communist-run island, rights activists said.

Pastor’s Wife Facing Cuban Court

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By BosNewsLife News Center raul-castro-ruz_3001HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Pastor’s wife who miscarried after a neighbour attacked her was due to facing a Cuban court Monday, August 17, on charges of “disturbing the public order” on that day, an international advocacy group said.

Cuba Communist Party ‘Confirms’ Church Crackdown In Leaked Video

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By BosNewsLife Americas Services HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A leaked video appears to show a Cuban Communist Party official openly confirming a government strategy to target churches affiliated with the fast growing Apostolic Movement, a protestant network.

Mother Dead Dissident Prevented From Visiting Church, Cemetery

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service
BANES, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The devoted Catholic mother of late dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died in prison, prepared for another tense weekend Friday, August 20, after Cuban officials made clear she would not be allowed to attend Sunday Mass and visit the cemetery where her son is buried, rights activists said.

NEWS ALERT: Cuba Pastor Rodriguez Released

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior International Correspondent HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuba has released a well-known church leader -and dropped all charges of "threatening behavior" against him, after his accusers gave contradictory evidence, an international Christian rights group said Tuesday, September 7.