Pope to Visit One of Saddest Places on Earth (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
Central African Republic violenceBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Pope Francis plans to visit the Central African Republic this month and you do not have to be Catholic to want to pray for him. For this country – a land-locked former French colony situated between Cameroon and South Sudan – has to be one of the saddest places on earth.

Egypt Raids Christian Broadcaster; Director Detained

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

downloadCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian broadcaster SAT-7, which airs in the Middle East and North Africa, has urged for prayers after Egyptian authorities confiscated crucial equipment during a raid on its studios in Cairo and a local director was detained.

Catholic Group Says Christians Face Eradication In Several Nations

By Stefan J, Bos, Chief Internationalk Correspondent BosNewsLife

aidtochurchLONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- An influential Catholic charity and advocacy group warns in a new report that Christianity may be "eradicated" in several nations as persecution of Christians has worsened over the last two years in countries such as China, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria.

NEW EUROPE: Refugees Demand Safe Passage To West In Hungary

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest and border areasrefugeesnoww

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis call for solidarity with migrants fleeing war and poverty amid Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War Two comes while Hungary's government says it has completed a razor-wire barrier near the border with Serbia. It is among several measures Hungary is taking to halt back refugees after some 150,000 migrants reportedly entered the country illegally this year alone. In Budapest refugees have demanded safe passage to the West during spontaneous demonstrations over the weekend.

NEW EUROPE Hungary Detains 4 Suspect After 71 Migrants Die In Truck

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest and border areas
refugeesfilenow BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Four people remain detained after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants fleeing war and poverty, including eight women and four children, were found in a truck on Austria's main highway after apparently arriving from neighboring Hungary. Hungarian police said they detained the suspects as part of a wider investigation into human smuggling.

NEW EUROPE: Refugees Rushing To Reach Hungary Ahead Of Fence

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Hungarian-Serbian border area
torAsotthalom8ÁSOTTHALOM, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Macedonia has seen fighting among migrants at a train station as they rush to reach Serbia and from there Hungary, a European Union member state. Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations are racing to reach Hungary before it finishes building a fence to keep them out.