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NEW EUROPE: Refugees Overwhelm Hungary; Country Wants Anti-Migrant Fence

June 26, 2015
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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Ásotthalom

refugeesfilenowÁSOTTHALOM, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- More than 60,000 refugees arrived in Hungary this year, mostly through the unprotected border with Serbia. Overwhelmed by the mass influx of migrants, Hungarian authorities said they want to install a four-meter fence along this stretch of border to keep the migrants out. A recent poll indicates most Hungarians support the fence.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Sentences Eight Over Embryo Trade

May 19, 2015
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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-abortion activists have welcomed a ruling by a Hungarian court which found eight people guilty over harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue for use in cosmetics, amid government efforts to protect life from the moment of conception.

Perilous Future For Turkey’s Christians After Murders Anniversary

May 3, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from Turkey

malayta-victims-300x156ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- The recent eight anniversary of the torture and slaying of three men at a Turkish Christian publishing house – for which no one has ever been convicted - has raised questions about the future for Christianity within Turkey, commentators say.

Albania Opens Communist Secret Service Files To Public

May 1, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

images (1)TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Victims of Albania's former Communist regime will finally be able to see who spied on them, after Parliament passed a law opening up communist-era secret police files. The decision came more than two decades after protests ended nearly half a century of dictatorship in what Pope Francis called "a land of martyrs" when devoted Christians and political opponents were being persecuted.

Turkey Holiday shows Hope amid Persecution (Column)

April 29, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Covering the Christian persecution “beat” as a writer can be depressing. On a near-daily basis I receive newsletters from Christian groups such as Voice of the Martyrs and Barnabas Fund, and I scan the Internet regularly to check the latest developments. The news invariably seems to be bad, and getting worse. So it's refreshing to gain a different perspective.

NEWS WATCH: Macedonia Mourns 14 Migrants Killed By Train

April 25, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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SKOPJE, MACEDONIA (BosNewsLife)-- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is planning to bury 14 undocumented migrants from Africa and Asia who died Thursday after they were hit by an overnight passenger train. Investigations are ongoing into the latest deadly tragedy involving young people on the Balkan route to Western Europe.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Disabled Orphans Face Abuse, New Report Shows

April 20, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
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KIEV, UKRAINE-- With the world focused on war in Ukraine, many disabled children living there are apparently forgotten. International rights activists have expressed concern that thousands of minors are being condemned to live in orphanages and institutions where they face neglect and abuse.

NEWS ALERT: Italy Police Say 12 Migrants Drowned For Faith In Christ

April 18, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center

REUTERS753883_ThumbnailTRIPOLI/ROME/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Italian police say they have detained 15 Muslims who allegedly threw 12 Christians from an overcrowded migrant boat after they expressed faith in Jesus Christ. Vatican Radio, citing survivors, reported that the Christians had been praying for their lives during during a recent crossing from Libya.

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Calls Mass Killings Armenians ‘First Genocide’ Of 20th Century

April 12, 2015
By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- In historic remarks Pope Francis marked the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of mainly Christian Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century," a move that was expected to provoke anger in Turkey.

Pope Urges World To Tackle Christian Persecution

April 6, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center

tic_udienza_generale_01VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis urged the world on Easter Monday not to remain “silent and inactive” amid the "unacceptable crime" of the persecution of Christians around the world.
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