By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent
Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Members of one of Belarus' largest evangelical churches continued a five-day “fasting and prayer” action, Friday, January 30, amid attempts by authorities to seize their place of worship as part of an alleged crackdown on non-Orthodox groups.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- There was uncertainty about the future of one of the largest evangelical churches in Belarus Tuesday, June 2, after authorities ordered it to abandon its building in the capital Minsk.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent at BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Belarus have ordered the country's largest evangelical congregation to evict its building in Minsk and there are concerns over the health of its pastor, the church confirmed Friday, June 14.
By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christians say a pastor in southeast Belarus may face criminal charges after police raided his church venue during a Sunday worship service as part of a wider government crackdown on devoted believers in the autocratically-ruled former Soviet nation.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- European ambassadors to Belarus have met with the leader of New Life Church in the capital Minsk to discuss “threats” from authorities to "destroy" one of the country's largest evangelical churches by confiscating its building, a former cowshed, church officials said in a statement obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, August 27.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in eastern Ukraine are mourning the death of four local church workers and a pastor who were killed in separate attacks by pro-Russian separatists as part of a wider crackdown on evangelicals in the war torn region, BosNewsLife learned.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Belarus has denied allegations of large-scale torture in a secret service jail for political prisoners. The statement comes after a just-released former presidential candidate and a leading activist spoke to reporters about the alleged mistreatment of inmates.
BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/MINSK (BosNewsLife)-- Two Danish men are being deported from Belarus on charges of expressing "ideas of a religious nature", after dozens of foreign Christians were already expelled from the former Soviet republic.
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