Cuba Detains Over 20 Christians In New Crackdown, Activists Say

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly two dozen Christians were briefly detained and prevented from attending a church service in Cuba which was held in support of pastor Pastor Yordi Toranzo who was removed from his post amid government pressure, rights activists confirmed Tuesday, June 28.

Two Cuban Pastors Released, But Crackdown Continues, Christians Say

By Stefan J. Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife raoul-castro-cuba1HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Baptist leaders who were detained in eastern Cuba while distributing humanitarian aid from American Christians were free Tuesday, October 27, after two weeks imprisonment Christians said.

Cuba Harassing Evangelical Leader Amid Broader Concerns

By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos with BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent evangelical official in Cuba says security forces harass him as part...

NEWS ALERT: Wife, Children Of Jailed Cuban Pastor Face Eviction

By BosNewsLife News Center HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of jailed Cuban Pastor Omar Gude Perez faced a difficult weekend after authorities reportedly told her that the family home is to be confiscated. The family will be relocated to a significantly smaller apartment in poor conditions outside the city of Camaguey, said advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), which has closely monitored the case.

Cuba Releasing “Hundreds” Of Dissidents As Pope leaves Cuba

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and reports from Cuba Pope Benedict XVI attracted huge crowds during visit in Cuba.HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- As Pope Benedict XVI was leaving Cuba, "hundreds of dissidents", including devoted Christians, were released after spending the week in prison or under house arrest to stop them from attending any religious activities surrounding his visit, rights activists confirmed Friday, March 30.

Cuba Christians Attacked Ahead Of Pope’s Visit, Group Claims

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists said Friday, March 9, they have detected an "increase in religious freedom violations" in Cuba ranging from preventing people to attend church services, to the seizure of church land, harassment, beatings and imprisonment of church leaders.

Cuba Detains Son Devoted Pastor

By BosNewsLife Americas Service gabrielHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The son of a devoted Christian pastor in Cuba has been jailed on false charges as part of a government effort to pressure his family to halt church activities, but locals call them a "powerful blessing" to the community, Christians say.

Cuba Secret Service Detains Protestant Pastors, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuba's secret service has detained several pastors of a thriving Protestant network of unofficial churches and told them to halt their activities, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, May 5.

NEWS ALERT: Cuba Pastor Banned From Preaching After Prison Release

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuba has released an evangelical pastor from a six-and-a-half year prison sentence under condition that he does not preach and remains confined to his home city of Camaguey, representatives said Monday, March 28.

Cuba Closing Evangelical Church Amid Wider Crackdown

By BosNewsLife Americas Service raoul-castro-cuba HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of Christians in Cuba were without a place of worship Thursday, March 14, after security forces closed down the Full Gospel Church as part of a government attempt to "destroy" evangelical congregations on the Communist-run island, rights activists said.