Vietnam Christian Prisoner Dies After Torture
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A young Montagnard Christian man has died in a Vietnamese prison because of torture and abuse, the latest in a series of attacks on Christian prisoners in the communist-run nation, representatives said Wednesday, April 28.
Vietnam Christian Dissident Released; Evangelist Palau On “Historic” Visit
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Vietnamese Christian lawyer and dissident has pledged to continue her fight for more democracy in the Comnunist-run Asian nation, after leaving prison where she spent three years for challenging the authorities and advocating a multi-party government, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, March 30.
NEWS ALERT: Vietnam Priest Released After Three Years Imprisonment
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists on Wednesday, March 16, welcomed the early release by Vietnam of a prominent Catholic priest from prison after he served just three of an-eight year sentence, but they expressed concerns over his health.
NEWS ALERT: Thousands To Attend Vietnam’s Historic Christmas Eve Celebration
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians are to attend an evangelical Christmas eve celebration in Vietnam despite difficulties with authorities, the latest in a series of "historic" Christian gatherings in the Communist-run nation, organizers said Wednesday, December 23.
NEWS ALERT: Thousands Accept Christ At Vietnam’s “Unprecedented” Christmas Gathering
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Up to 8,000 people came forward to "accept Christ" andfollow Him at an "unprecedented" massive Christmas gathering in Communist-run Vietnam,Vietnamese Christians confirmed Saturday, December 12.
NEWS ALERT: Vietnam Catholic Prisoner Suffers “Serious Stroke”
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Catholic priest who is serving a long prison term in Vietnam on charges that Christians link to his fight for religious freedom and democracy has suffered another "serious stroke," his supporters told BosNewsLife late Thursday, November 19.
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Declares All Properties Belong to Government
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, 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 House Churches Report Police Crackdown
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, 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 Continues Crackdown On Protestant Christians, sources
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, 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.
Vietnam Authorities “Halt” Construction Work On Church Land
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent Santosh Digal reporting from Manila HANOI, 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.