Pope And Evangelicals Tackle Persecution Of Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Philippa HitchenVATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis and leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) group agreed Thursday, December 14, to cooperate on tackling the "worst persecution" of Christians in church history despite "major theological differences", officials said following talks in the Vatican.

Christians Struggling In Ukraine’s Wartorn East

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. BosKIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christians are among those needing "urgent help" this winter in war-torn eastern Ukraine as churches, homes, and businesses are in ruins, and more than 1.5 million people have been displaced, locals and aid workers say.

‘Pakistan Christian Inmate Dies After Torture’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man accused of involvement in the lynching of two Muslims after church bombings has died in a Pakistani prison under suspicious circumstances; an advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

‘30,000 Eritrean Christians Face Prison And Poverty In Israel’ (UPDATE)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
JERUSALEM/ASMARA (BosNewsLife)-- International aid workers say nearly 30,000 Eritrean Christian refugees are struggling to survive in Israel and many may soon be moved to jail due to new government policies. "Next year the limited periods in the Holot detention center may, if the Israeli government is successful in its current negotiations, be replaced with indefinite periods in a real prison," warned Barnabas Fund, a Christian relief, and advocacy group.