EU Concerned Over Detention Of Christian In Vietnam

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife benita-ferrero-waldner-th-001HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The executive branch of the European Union is "closely monitoring" the case of detained Vietnamese Christian Puih H´Bat amid mounting concerns over her whereabouts, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, March 14.

Catholics Protest Vietnam Sewage Plant On “Church Land”

By Voice of America (VOA) Correspondent Marianne Brown reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam, special to BosNewsLife. HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to the streets of Vietnam's capital Hanoi after hundreds of people marched through the center in an ongoing dispute between the state and the Catholic Church over the use of land.

Widow Of Murdered Vietnam Christian “Forced” To Hand Over Children

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 7798HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- There was international concern Monday, May 31, that the widow of a murdered Vietnamese Christian will be forced to give up her children to the Communist-run state, rights activists said.

Vietnam Continues Crackdown On Protestant Christians, sources

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos degarchurch1HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Several Protestant Christians in Vietnam, including Degar-Montagnards, were uncertain Monday, June 22, where to worship as government forces raided and destroyed churches in recent weeks, church sources and rights investigators said.

NEWS ALERT: Vietnam “Massacre” Of Hmong Christians; Pastors “Beheaded”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Vietnamese security forces beheaded pastors and shot to death "many" other Hmong Christians who gathered to await Jesus Christ's return after a false prophecy by an American preacher, according to a leading advocacy group's leader.

Christian Hmong Tribesmen Detained Amid Questions Over Massacre

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Eight ethnic Hmong tribesmen remained in prison Thursday, May 3, after a court in northwestern Vietnam sent them to 30 months imprisonment for what the government called "disturbing social order and inciting separatist unrest last year."  

Vietnam Pastors Survive Attack; Recovering Of Injuries

By BosNewsLife Asia Service vietnamese_church_06-07-09HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Two Mennonite church leaders have survived an attack by five men in Vietnam but are still recovering of their injuries, Christians told BosNewsLife. Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang and his associate pastor were reportedly assaulted with bricks and rocks and, after collapsing to the ground, kicked relentlessly near their Bible college north of Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam House Churches Report Police Crackdown

By BosNewsLife Asia Service vietnamese_church_06-07-091HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Vietnam anticipated more raids on house churches Saturday, August 8, after a police crackdown on several congregations in recent weeks.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Evangelist Palau Cancels Festival In Hanoi Amid Government Pressure

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Luis Palau was welcomed by large crowds when he arrived at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City last week. Via Luis Palau Evangelistic AssociationHANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Luis Palau, the first American evangelist to openly preach in Vietnam since the Vietnam War, has cancelled his massive evangelism 'festival' in the capital Hanoi after authorities delayed permissions and local churches were no longer able to organize the event in time.

Vietnam Sentences Pastor To 11 Years Imprisonment

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Despite international condemnation a Mennonite pastor remained behind bars Saturday, April 14, after a Vietnamese court sentenced him to 11 years imprisonment for allegedly creating division between the Communist government and its people.