North Korea Underground Christians “Omitted” From Church Summit

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service north-korea1PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's "underground Christians" were "omitted" from a "historic" North-South church summit involving church leaders from South Korea and dozens of other countries in Geneva, Switzerland, a mission official complained Tuesday, August 12.

Global Gospel Broadcaster TWR’s Asia Broadcasts Threatened By Earthquake, Flooding

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service podcast-of-guam-transmitter-dedicationHAGATNA, GUAM (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio was struggling Friday, September 20, to keep its programs to North Korea, China and other Asian nations on the air following an earthquake, heavy rains and storms around its transmitters on the Pacific island of Guam, an official said.

North Korea, Iran World’s “Top Persecutors” Of Christians, Report Says

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By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands korea_north_kimjongilAMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".

BREAKING NEWS: North Korean Christians: ‘Children Die On Streets’ (UPDATE)

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(ADDS BACKGROUND, DETAILS, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar reporting from the Netherlands and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center 1557583344_l1PYONGYANG/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in North Korea said Wednesday, November 25, a massive famine has broken out in their autocratic-ruled nation with many children "dying" while security forces send malnourished people to labor camps for allegedly refusing to join the "100-Day Battle."

American Christian Detained In North Korea

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service christiansnownowSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- An American, who has been linked to a Protestant group spreading Christianity, was expected to spend New Year behind bars in North Korea on charges of "hostile acts against the republic".

Pope Francis Korea Visit Highlights Christian Persecution

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL, KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day visit by Pope Francis to South Korea has highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians in the region, including two detained Americans and a South Korean, who have been held in neighboring North Korea for their Christian activities, activists said.

Pope Hopeful About Trump-Kim Meeting Despite Rights Abuses

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife VATICAN CITY/PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has expressed hope that a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump...

American Missionary Detained In North Korea Inspired By Biography (BosNewsLife Investigation)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_korea_Robert_Park_26dec09_eng_480SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A young American missionary, who has reportedly been detained for illegally entering North Korea on Christmas Day, was inspired to go there by a biography about the "first Christian martyr" of present day North Korea, suggested an e-mail obtained by BosNewsLife Sunday, December 27.

NEWS ALERT: North Korea Executes 3 Christians, Detains 20 Others

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior International Correspondent SEOUL/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has reportedly executed three Christians who were meeting in an underground church, BosNewsLife monitored Monday, August 16. Twenty others attending the same worship service were sent to notorious labor camps, said well-informed Catholic news service AsiaNews.

NEWS ALERT: North Korea Releases Detained Australian Missionary

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife missionaryBEIJING/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released an elderly Christian missionary who was jailed for promoting Christianity in the isolated Communist-run nation after he allegedly "apologized" for his actions.