In the rural part of Laos, Buddhist villagers destroyed a church and burned Bibles during a Sunday gathering.
Government authorities in Laos are investigating the situation.
In rural areas, house churches are forced to meet in secret since they are considered “illegal gatherings.”
A Lao pastor who was arrested by the authorities after he refused to cease worship early last year was finally released.
On the night of Dec. 13, 2020, an unknown gunman shot the ethnic Hmong Christian Cha Xiong.
Farmer Sithong Theppavong was seized by authorities last March after starting a small church on his property.
Many local authorities at lower level in Laos still do not respect religious freedom for Christians.
This year, four Christian families had to leave different towns in Laos because they converted to Christianity.