URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Nepal Church Collapse Kills 24; Dozens Injured

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from the region

ap-nepal-people-crowd-around-site-in-katmandu-eng-210-30sep09_11MANILA/KATHMANDU-- A makeshift three-storey church building has collapsed on attendees of a major Christian conference in eastern Nepal, killing at least 24 people, and injuring over 60 others, police said Wednesday, September 30.

Pope Asks Czech Republic to 'Return to God'

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife

foto_071BUDAPEST/BRNO (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Benedict XVI urged Czechs on Sunday, September 27, to "return to God" during a mass in the Czech Republic that was attended by an estimated 120,000 people. The mass was the highlight of the pontiff's three day visit to the strongly secular nation.

Pope Benedict Urges Czechs to Rediscover Christian Roots

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ap_pope_prague_-czech_republic_26sep09_eng_2103PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Benedict XVI began a three day visit to the Czech Republic Saturday, September 26, with a call for the nation to rediscover its Christian roots. Forty years of communist rule in the country stifled religious activities and left the number of Catholics in decline and religious practice in general at historic lows.

India Court Acquits Politician In Killing Of Catholic

By Ajaya K. Singh reporting from Orissa, special to BosNewsLife

m_id_53700_orissa_violence1KANDHAMAL, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Indian court on Thursday, September 24, acquitted a prominent legislator and another suspect in the killing of a Catholic Christian in a trial that underscored concerns over sectarian violence in the Indian state of Orissa.