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BosNewsLife (4/14/12). 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. Nguyen Cong Chinh, 43, had been writing and spreading materials that slandered authorities,communicated with “reactionary groups” and incited ethnic minorities […]

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Islamic extremists in India attacked a Christian prayer meeting in West Bengal state, beating a 65-year-old widow and other women less than a month after they helped drive a young woman out of her home and village for her faith. Islamists in Nutangram, Murshidabad district forced their way into the home of Gaffar Shaike on […]

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In a rare victory, a Christian who sued the police in Lhasa for criminally detaining him for a month, forcing him to write a guarantee before releasing him, and confiscating church and personal items won compensation in an out-of-court settlement on Thursday. A hearing was scheduled for Friday in the suit filed by Song Kuanxin, […]

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A car bomb blast outside a church in northern Nigeria on Easter Sunday killed at least 20 people and put the country on alert over fears of further attacks, rescue officials and residents said. The explosion, a stark reminder of Christmas Day attacks that left dozens of people dead in Africa’s most populous nation and […]

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I am responding to the April 1 Seacoast Sunday op-ed “When we are willing to believe anything.” The writer, Robert Azzi, questioned whether a letter I wrote to the editor had any validity since he could not find a source on the Internet. I was referring to a Reuters article citing several Christian archbishops from […]

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Islamic fanaticism is casting a dark shadow over Easter celebrations this year in Pakistan. The country’s Christian community has already received threats and warnings against celebrating the occasion. Now sources in Sarghoda District in Punjab tell AsiaNews that someone tore down Easter signs and decorations at the Eidgah Christian colony. The unknown attackers also threw […]

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Kenya’s authorities confirmed that at least one person died while 26 others were injured in separate blasts in the coastal city of Mombasa on Saturday night. Coast Provincial Commissioner Ernest Munyi said three people were seriously injured in the first blast which took place in Mtwapa, about 15 kilometers north of Mombasa while two people […]

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