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.

NEWS ALERT: Former Jailed Cuban Pastor, Family, Escape To US

By BosNewsLife Americas Service Pastor-Omar-Gude-Perez-with-his-wife-150x150 HAVANA/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor who was jailed for leading independent churches in Cuba has arrived with his wife and children in the United States "as refugees", the church leader and activists said Friday, February 1.

Cuba Pastor Asks Government To Let Him Leave

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a major network of independent churches was awaiting an answer from Cuba's leadership Wednesday, October 31, after urging the government to let him leave the Communist island with his family after years of imprisonment and reported harassment.

Cuba Frees Catholic Dissident Ferrer

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Catholic dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer was free Monday, August 6, after he was detained for some 36 hours in Cuba's eastern city of Holguin.

NEWS ALERT: Cuba Detains Prominent Catholic Rights Activist, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian advocacy group urged Cuba on Wednesday to release prominent rights activist Jose Daniel Ferrer, a devoted Catholic, who went missing this week in the Communist island nation.  

NEWS ALERT: Cuban Christian Activist Caballero Arrives In US

By BosNewsLife Americas Service MIAMI/HAVANA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Christian rights activist and independent journalist from Cuba is spending her first weekend in freedom after arriving in the United States to escape reported persecution at home, her supporters confirmed.

NEWS ALERT: Hundreds ‘Accept Christ’ At Cuba’s First Evangelistic Outdoor Rally

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SANTA LUCIA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 10,000 people attended Cuba's first evangelistic outdoor rally in decades with many accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at the event, where a huge storm miraculously passed, an evangelical aid and mission group said Thursday, June 28.

Cuba Reluctant To Detain Suspects In Attack On Pastor, Christians say

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Over two months after a Cuban pastor was beaten and left unconscious in eastern Cuba, officials have still no suspects in the case, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Wednesday, April 10.  

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 Detains Christian Dissidents Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian dissidents in Cuba were under house arrest or  detained elsewhere Sunday, ahead of a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the Communist-run island, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife.