Vietnam To Jail Frail Catholic Priest; Dissident Detained

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Vietnamese Catholic priest known for publicly expressing views on democracy and human rights faced a difficult month Tuesday, March 1, as he was due to be imprisoned again on charges of spreading "propaganda" against the state", despite international concerns over his health.

Vietnam ‘Destroys’ Churches of Hmong Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Vietnamese security forces have destroyed two churches of minority Hmong Christians in northwestern Vietnam and threaten to tear down a third, a Christian news agency said Wednesday June 27.

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.

Vietnam Authorities “Halt” Construction Work On Church Land

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent Santosh Digal reporting from Manila VIETNAM POPEHANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Amid protests against reported church destructions, the city of Hanoi has ordered one of its districts to stop construction work on land claimed by the Catholic church, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, May 7.

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.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Declares All Properties Belong to Government

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife vietnam1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung says his government will not accept demands from the Vatican to return confiscated properties to the Catholic Church in Vietnam. Mr Dung made the comments in Budapest Friday, September 18 following trade talks with his Hungarian counterpart Gordon Bajnai.

Vietnam Detains Christian Tribespeople

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christian ethnic minority tribespeople were reportedly in custody Thursday, May 10, on charges of "anti-state activity" as part what rights activists view as a wider government crackdown on indigenous Degar Montagnard people.

Vietnamese Christian Lawyer Fears Leaving Home After Attack

By BosNewsLife Asia Service aVietnamPolice HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Vietnamese Christian rights lawyer and Protestant church leader has been attacked when he left his home in Hanoi following years of house arrest and imprisonment, activists have told BosNewsLife.

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.

Vietnam Detains Dozens Of Pastors, Church Leaders

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos vietnam_-_montagnards_454_x_340HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- More than 60 Christian pastors and church leaders remained locked in "deplorable conditions" in four prison camps around Vietnam Monday, October 14, just days after religious leaders accused authorities of "attempting to destroy religions" in the Communist-run nation, activists and Christians told BosNewsLife.