NEWS ALERT: Vietnam House Church Attacked; 12 Injured

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- An unregistered house church in Vietnam's capital Hanoi faced uncertainty over where to worship Sunday, November 20, after armed men reportedly broke up their meeting, seriously injuring a dozen Christians, including women and children.

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.

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 Activists Fear New Religious Law

aVietnamPoliceBy BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)—Church leaders and rights activists fear that lawmakers in Vietnam will pass a new law on religion that would “likely worsen oppression” of minority Christians and other groups in the Communist-run Asian nation. Some 27 advocacy and religious groups have urged Vietnam's government to make necessary changes to the legislation to prevent “further abuse of religious” minorities.

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.

Man Dies In Vietnam Crackdown On Christian Villagers

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Eight arrested Christians remained in Vietnamese police custody Sunday, August 29, after a violent government crackdown on Christian villagers in which one person was killed and several others injured, including a pregnant woman who lost her child, rights activists said.

Vietnam High Lands Christians Attacked; One Church Leader Killed

aVietnamPoliceBy BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Vietnam's Central Highlands faced suffering on Good Friday as anti-Christian villagers and security forces killed at least one church leader and injured several families, local believers and rights activists said.

Vietnam Resettles Persecuted Christian Families, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service vietnam_-_montagnards_454_x_340 HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- In a rare such case in Communist-run Vietnam, five ethnic minority Christian families from the country's Central Highlands have been able to resettle with the help of Vietnamese authorities after they were forcibly evicted from their homes because of their faith in Christ, rights activists said Tuesday, July 2.

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 Pastors Receive Long Prison Terms; Elderly Christian Tortured

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists asked Vietnam Monday, November 29, to release pastors who received long prison terms on charges of “undermining national unity."