China Catholics Mourn Persecuted Bishop Zhang Huaixin Amid Concerns Over Detained Leaders

By BosNewslife Asia Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center and reporters in Hong Kong and mainland China dps-ch_anyang_thomas_zhang_huaixinBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in China are preparing for the funeral of Catholic Bishop Thomas Zhang Huaixin who died at age 90 after a turbulent life that included decades of persecution for his devoted faith in Christ and rejection of government control over church affairs.

NEWS ALERT: Tortured Bangladesh Christian Activist Hiding In Hong Kong (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HONG KONG, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- He was tortured for his Christian faith, but still wanted to "sing the songs of David." He was naked, but "Jesus Christ" clothed him "with His Love." Words of Christian rights activist William Nicholas Gomes, a former Muslim who fled rough police and Islamic extremists in his native Bangladesh.  

Catholic Group Says Christians Face Eradication In Several Nations

By Stefan J, Bos, Chief Internationalk Correspondent BosNewsLife aidtochurchLONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- An influential Catholic charity and advocacy group warns in a new report that Christianity may be "eradicated" in several nations as persecution of Christians has worsened over the last two years in countries such as China, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria.

China Expells Hundreds Of South Korean Christians

BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of South Korean Christians, including church leaders, have been expelled from northeastern China within the past year, BosNewsLife learned Sunday, December 10.

BREAKING NEWS: China Crackdown On Christmas Celebrations Of House Churches

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of China's largest house congregations planned to hold its last outdoor worship service on Christmas Day in the capital Beijing after months of detentions, while elsewhere several congregations were raided by Chinese security forces as part of a Christmas season crackdown, local Christians and activists said.

China House Church Pastor Sentenced To Prison For ‘Divulging State Secrets’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese house church pastor who has been detained since December 9, 2015, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a court in China’s central Guizhou province on controversial charges of “divulging state secrets,”, trial observers said.

China To Sentence Uyghur Christian To Labor Camp, Mother Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

sonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The mother of imprisoned Uyghur Christian Alimujiang Yimitihas urged the international community to help "rescue her son" after learning that China's main law enforcement agency plans to sentence her son "secretly to three years of re-education through labor" because of his Christian activities.

China Suspends Trial Of Detained Pastor; Lawyers “Mistreated”

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china_prayer_450x450BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in central China have suspended the trial of a prominent evangelical church leader, while lawyers investigating the jailing of Christians in an "illegal detention center" have been tortured, trial observers and rights activists said Thursday, April 17.

Health Scare Overshadows Release Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
Emaciated-Gao-ZhishengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of Chinese Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has urged the American government to allow him into the United States to receive medical treatment after years of alleged prison mistreatment.

BREAKING NEWS: China Topples Cross From Church In Massive Crackdown

By BosNewsLife Asia Service China_Christians_AP_360_1 (1)BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces took down a church's cross in eastern China early Monday, July 28, as part of a government crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity, Christians said.