Thousands at Beautification of Lithuania's Catholic martyr Matulionis

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

VILNIUS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people have gathered in Lithuania's capital Vilnius to attend the official beautification ceremony of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, whom became a symbol of persecution endured by Christians when the country was still part of the Soviet Union.

'Saint Nicholas' Bones In Russia After 1,000 years

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- For the first time in nearly 1,000 years bone fragments of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, have been moved from an Italian church to Russia where huge crowds of Orthodox faithful were expected to visit the relics. The historic move follows talks between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill.

Persecuted Bible Translators To Receive Special Printing Equipment


By BosNewsLife News Center

ORLANDO/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world’s leading Bible translation groups says it is introducing technology to "keep Bible translators safe" in areas "where the church and Christians are in hiding due to intense persecution."

Czech Republic Mourns Former Clandestine Priest Miloslav Vlk

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The mortal remains of Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, a devoted believer who washed windows and ministered underground during communism, were placed in a tomb at St Vitus’ Cathedral in Prague Saturday, March 25, following a funeral service.

Sudan Frees Christian Czech Missionary After International Pressure

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic's Foreign Ministry says a Czech Christian who was sentenced to a stiff prison term in Sudan last month has been released and returned home late Sunday, February 26, with the Czech Foreign minister. The release of Petr Jašek followed international pressure.