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 Christians Protest Closure Cemetery; Demand More Rights

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nepal have begun "emotional" protests, including hunger strikes, against the closure of the capital's only Christian cemetery, missionaries said, amid concerns religious freedom will be curbed by a new constitution.

Nepal Christians On Alert After Bombings

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Nepal remained on high alert Sunday, December 11, amid reports that militants claimed responsibility for an attack on a Christian aid group, while security forces defused a “powerful” bomb near the entrance of a Protestant church in the capital Kathmandu.  

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 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.

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 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.