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Concerns Over Kidnapped Polish Priest In Central African Republic

October 20, 2014
By BosNewsLife Africa Service

imagespriestBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists expressed concern Monday, October 20, over the ongoing kidnappings of clergy in Central African Republic (CAR) after a Polish Catholic missionary was abducted in Baboua, some 550 kilometers (342 miles) north-west of the capital Bangui.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Sentences Church Leaders To Long Prison Terms (Update)

October 20, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife  behnam-irani-249x158

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)- An Iranian Islamic court has sentenced three leaders of the country's largest evangelical house church movement to six years imprisonment each on charges linked to their Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned Monday, October 20.

BREAKING NEWS: Hope Fading For Release 200 Nigeria Schoolgirls

October 19, 2014

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

BOKO-HARAM_ENCLAVE_1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hope was fading Sunday, October 19, that more than 200 Christian schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria would be released by the Islamist Boko Haram group, as violence continued despite an announced ceasefire agreement with the government.

NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Mother’s Death Sentence Sparks Outrage In Europe, Churches

October 17, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

bibinowBRUSSELS/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for "blasphemy" was upheld by a Pakistani court.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Mother Asia Bibi Sentenced To Death By Appeals Court

October 16, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

asiabibiLAHORE PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An appeals court in Pakistan upheld a death sentence against a devoted Christian mother for "blasphemy" against Islam, sparking calls for prayers amid concerns a Supreme Court case may take years, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 16.

Muslim Militants Release 20 Christians In Syria; Priest Under House Arrest

October 13, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

syria-priest-717x450-440x276DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 20 Christians kidnapped by fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida in Syria have been released but their priest remained under house arrest Monday, October 13, awaiting an Islamic court trial, church sources said.

BosNewsLife MISSION WATCH: Papua Tribe To Receive New Testament After Decades Of Struggles

October 12, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

waxePORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BosNewsLife)-- A tribe in Papua New Guinea will for the first time receive the Bible's New Testament in its own language after more than three decades of translation work amid persecution and disappointments, missionaries told BosNewsLife Sunday, October 12.

Turkey Threatens Deportation Of American Pastor

October 9, 2014

By BosNewsLife News Center


ChurchISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- An American evangelical pastor in Turkey faced uncertainty Thursday, October 9, after authorities reportedly cancelled his long-term residence permit and ordered his deportation.

NEWS ALERT: Militants Kidnap Priest, 20 Christians, In Syria

October 8, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

syria-warDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Syrian priest and some 20 other Christians remained missing Wednesday, October 8, after they were kidnapped by Islamist militants near Syria's border with Turkey, church officials said.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Releases House Church Christians, But Pastor Detained

October 7, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service


VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos released six Christians who were detained after attending a house church service, but the pastor remained behind bars Tuesday, October 7, and faces torture, an advocacy official said.
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