Cuba Pentecostal Pastor Injured In Violent Attack, Christians say

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecostal pastor in Cuba was recovering of brain damage Tuesday, March 13, after he was assaulted while trying to challenge the confiscation of a church truck by Communist authorities, Christians said.

Cuba Christians Attacked Ahead Of Pope’s Visit, Group Claims

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists said Friday, March 9, they have detected an "increase in religious freedom violations" in Cuba ranging from preventing people to attend church services, to the seizure of church land, harassment, beatings and imprisonment of church leaders.

Cuba Pastor Denied Visa To Leave Island For U.S.

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuban Pastor Omar Gude Perez, who was jailed on "trumped up charges" for leading a major network of independent churches, has so far been denied a visa to leave Cuba to seek asylum in the United States, a Christian rights group confirmed to BosNewsLife Thursday, January 19.

Cuba Urged To Let Church Leader, Family Leave Island

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a major Cuban network of independent churches and his family have urged Cuba's government to let them leave the Communist-run island following years of harassment, including imprisonment, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Monday, November 7.

Cuba Pastor Blocked From Leaving Country

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Cuban pastor who was imprisoned and then granted asylum by the United States has been denied permission to leave Cuba, BosNewsLife learned Monday, August 1.  

Cuba Detains Over 20 Christians In New Crackdown, Activists Say

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly two dozen Christians were briefly detained and prevented from attending a church service in Cuba which was held in support of pastor Pastor Yordi Toranzo who was removed from his post amid government pressure, rights activists confirmed Tuesday, June 28.

Cuba Secret Service Detains Protestant Pastors, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuba's secret service has detained several pastors of a thriving Protestant network of unofficial churches and told them to halt their activities, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, May 5.

NEWS ALERT: Cuba Pastor Banned From Preaching After Prison Release

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.

Cuba Communist Party ‘Confirms’ Church Crackdown In Leaked Video

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.

NEWS ALERT: Cuba Pastor Rodriguez Released

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.

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