WASHINGTON (RNS) North Korea marks its 14th year atop the list of most dangerous countries to be Christian.
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SEOUL (Reuters) Hyeon Soo Lim, the head pastor at a Toronto church that is one of Canada’s largest, has been held by North Korea since February.
TORONTO (Reuters) The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim was making a routine visit to an orphanage in the Rajin area when an economic export bureaucrat asked him to visit Pyongyang. He has not been heard from since.
(RNS) Those who know Jeffrey Fowle say he was driven by a taste for adventure rather than religion or politics when he left a Korean-English Bible in a public restroom in North Korea, where proselytizing is a crime.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis said Asian governments should not fear Christians who did not want to “come as conquerors” — a message clearly targeted at countries including China, North Korea and Vietnam.
(RNS) At the end of his fourth trip to North Korea over the past 12 months, Rodman said, “I’m sorry that I couldn’t do anything,” when asked if had raised Christian missionary Kenneth Bae’s case with leader Kim Jong Un.
BEIJING (RNS) Former NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized to the family of missionary Kenneth Bae for comments Tuesday in a CNN interview that appeared to blame Bae for being jailed inside North Korea.
(RNS) The persecution of Christians “vastly rose” in Africa in 2012 as a result of power gains by radical Islamists, according to Open Doors, a Christian missionary organization which publishes an annual list of offending nations. By Lauren Markoe.