WORLD WATCH: Israel Condemns Poland’s Holocaust Vote

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

WARSAW/BUDAPEST  (BosNewsLife)-- Israel has condemned a vote by Polish legislators to regulate Holocaust speech. The announcement came after Poland's Senate backed controversial legislation about the mass killings of millions of Jews, and others the Nazi's didn't like, during the Second World War.

EU Legislators Urge Pakistan To Halt Execution Of Christian Woman

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- European legislators have visited Pakistan amid concerns that Christian Asia Bibi, a married mother of five, may become the first woman to be executed by the State on controversial charges of 'blasphemy against Islam.'

70th Anniversary Liberation Auschwitz Held Amid Controversy


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

AuschwitznowOSWIECIM, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Government leaders and survivors are among those marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet forces of Nazi-death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in ceremonies overshadowed by new concerns over rising anti-Semitism in Europe, and a row between Poland and Russia. Tuesday's event in Poland was expected to be the last big anniversary in which remaining elderly survivors would be able to come and pay their respects at the former camp, which became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Rebels Release Polish Priest Amid Fighting In East Ukraine


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

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KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- An ethnic Polish priest who was abducted by armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has been freed, but his release did little to ease tensions as Ukrainian government forces advanced to the rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk.

Swedish, Polish Christian Medics Fired For Refusing Abortions


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ellinor-grimmarkSTOCKHOLM/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian nurse is taking legal action against the Swedish government after she was fired for refusing to perform abortions. A doctor in Poland, who was dismissed on similar grounds, is considering an appeal.

NEWS WATCH: Prayers At Funeral Of Poland’s Last Communist Leader


Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

protestersatfuneralWARSAW, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Lech Walesa, head of the Solidarity movement that ended Communism in Poland, has knelt in prayer at a Catholic funeral mass for General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the Communist leader who for decades was his sworn enemy

MISSION WATCH: Africa Peacekeepers Reach Embattled Polish Missionaries


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

peacenowBANGUI/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- International peacekeepers have reached Polish Christian missionaries who were trapped in weeks of looting and violence in troubled Central African Republic, Polish media reported Friday, February 14.