Concerns Mount Over Kidnapped Catholic Aid Worker In Afghanistan


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Corresponjudith-PTI-380dent BosNewsLife
NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- An abducted Catholic aid worker from India remained missing in Afghanistan Thursday, June 23, despite fresh appeals for her release. Judith D'Souza, 40, was reportedly kidnapped in the capital Kabul on June 9 by a crime group specialized in abducting foreign nationals.

Groups: 'India Hindu Militants Attack Children, Villagers, For Christian Faith'

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

India-677649NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Children are among dozens of Christians who have been beaten and driven from their homes in central India by Hindu militants because they refused to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ, activists and Christians have told BosNewslife.

Lost As We Once Were And In Need Of A Saviour (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
MuslimsMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The annual Ramadan observance has begun, and Muslims around the globe are fasting during daylight hours. At the same time, our church is participating in the “30 Days of Prayer” worldwide movement that prays “with faith, hope and love for the Muslim world” during this period.

Islamic Militants Hack To Death Christian Grocer In Bangladesh

By BosNewsLife Asia Serviceisis
DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the murder of a Christian grocer who was hacked to death Sunday, June 5, after Sunday prayers near a church in northwest Bangladesh. The Islamic State (IS) group said the attack was "part of a series of operations" targeting Christians and other religious minorities in the impoverished Asian nation.

Vietnam Frees Long-Time Jailed Priest, But Pastor "Killed" By Military

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

indexpriestHANAOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Church officials in Vietnam say one of the country's longest serving prisoners of conscience was released under pressure from the United States, but Christians remain concerned about an alleged Communist government-led crackdown on devoted believers, which included killing an evangelical pastor and a Christian convert.

Pakistan Teenager "Murdered" For Christian Faith

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeSuleman7

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- New details have emerged about a murdered Christian teenager in Pakistan with investigators saying he was killed this month for "wasting horse food" and then hung from the rafters of a barn where he was employed, to create the impression of a suicide.