Concerns Mount Over Kidnapped Catholic Aid Worker In Afghanistan

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Corresponjudith-PTI-380dent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- An abducted Catholic aid worker from India remained missing in Afghanistan Thursday, June 23, despite fresh appeals for her release. Judith D'Souza, 40, was reportedly kidnapped in the capital Kabul on June 9 by a crime group specialized in abducting foreign nationals.

Groups: ‘India Hindu Militants Attack Children, Villagers, For Christian Faith’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife India-677649NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Children are among dozens of Christians who have been beaten and driven from their homes in central India by Hindu militants because they refused to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ, activists and Christians have told BosNewslife.

India Lutheran Pastor Killed; Christians Fear More Attacks

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service mournersNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India's eastern state of Jharkhand say the murder of a Lutheran pastor by suspected Hindu militants marks a new chapter in an ongoing crackdown on devoted Christians in the region.The body of Pastor Abraham Soreng of Goosner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jharkand's Khunti district was reportedly found with several injuries on May 6. His funeral was held the next day in nearby Kadma village.

India Pastor, Pregnant Wife Attacked For Refusing To Praise Hindu god

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service indexnowNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Indian pastor and his pregnant wife are reportedly recovering after they were attacked by Hindu militants for refusing to praise a Hindu god.

India Missionary Killed For Faith In Christ

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_stop_killing_christiansNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- New details have emerged about the circumstances surrounding the death of an Indian missionary who friend say was killed for his faith in Jesus Christ by members of India's Koya tribe amid mounting attacks in India against devoted Christians.

India Police Attack Christian Missionaries

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_stop_killing_christiansNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Christian missionaries in India are recovering after they were attacked by police and local residents over evangelism activities, BosNewsLife learned.

Former Jailed Widow Evangelist Dies In India

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos. VaniNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A young widow who was jailed in India for her evangelistic activities has died of a heart attack, BosNewsLife learned Friday, March 27. Vani, 31, was reportedly detained early last year on what her supporters viewed as trumped up charges of "kidnapping a teenage girl" and "forcing" her to convert to Christianity.

Report: Thousands Of Christians Attacked In India; 5 Killed

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos latestattackNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians faced severe persecution and at least five believers were murdered in India last year, a Catholic body said in a report monitored by BosNewsLife Tuesday, February 10. The report released by the India-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) documented 120 attacks on Christians and their institutions, including churches, across India in 2014 alone.

NEWS ALERT: India Police Detain Hundreds Of Christians

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service ChristianNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian police have detained hundreds of Christians demonstrating against attacks on churches in New Delhi and nearby areas amid concerns over a wider crackdown on Christianity in this predominantly Hindu nation.

India Christians Jailed Over Conversions (Update)

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(UPDATE, CHANGING LEAD, ADDING EVANGELISM DETAILS) By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in India have expressed concern about an ongoing crackdown on evangelism after several believers, including children, were detained for "forcing" conversions.