URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Nepal Church Collapse Kills 24; Dozens Injured

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from the region ap-nepal-people-crowd-around-site-in-katmandu-eng-210-30sep09_11MANILA/KATHMANDU-- A makeshift three-storey church building has collapsed on attendees of a major Christian conference in eastern Nepal, killing at least 24 people, and injuring over 60 others, police said Wednesday, September 30.

Nepal Frees Pastor After Two Years Jail For Eating Beef

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian pastor was free Wednesday, September 10, after spending nearly two years behind bars in Nepal "for eating beef" amid growing pressure on Christians in the predominantly Hindu nation, rights activists confirmed.

Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Nepali Christians say proposed amendments to the country's new constitution, expected to come into effect this August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could render all Christian activity illegal.

Nepal Churches Growing Despite Persecution, Tensions, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian advocacy group said Thursday, June 3, that Nepal's churches are experiencing "unprecedented growth" despite reported political turmoil and persecution.

Nepal Christians Accused Of “Witchcraft” Released From Prison

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Four Nepali Christians who were sentenced in December 2016 to five years imprisonment for "violence and witchcraft" after praying for a mentally ill woman have been released, rights activists confirmed Friday, October 6.

Nepal Rocked By Church Bombings Amid Concerns Over Constitution

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By Mark H. Junayed, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nepal christians-in-nepal-550x350KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)— Christians in Nepal flock to prayer services after several church bombings, carried out by suspected Hindu militants, injured at least three people in recent days, church leaders told BosNewsLife.

Nepal Detains “Mastermind” Of Deadly Church Bombing

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service artchurch1KATMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Nepal say police have detained an alleged leader of a feared militant group who was seen as the mastermind of a deadly attack on a church and other institutions.

MISSION WATCH: Nepal Missionaries Evangelize Despite New Constitution And Unrest

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service christians-in-nepal-550x350KATHMANDU,NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Native Christian missionaries in Nepal say they will continue evangelism despite unrest over a newly constitution that enshrined a long-time ban on proselytizing. The new constitution signed by Nepal's president on September 20 outlaws "any act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of another," with violations punishable by prison and/or fines.

Nepal Detains Suspect In Deadly Church Blast

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos childshoeonbloodshedcarpet1KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nepal tried to worship Saturday, June 13, after police detained a Hindu militant for alleged involvement in a bomb blast that killed three people and injured over a dozen others at a Roman Catholic Church, and the prime minister pledged to end political strife in this impoverished mountainous nation.

Nepal Defends Law Against Evangelism

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Nepal's government has defended a proposed law that Christians say effectively bans evangelism and could lead to a crackdown on devoted believers. Under the new legislation, anyone who preaches or tries to persuade others to change religion could receive up to five years imprisonment and receive a fine of 50,000 Nepalese Rupees (some $700).