Vatican and Aid Group Urging Halt to ‘Apocalyptic’ Bombing in Syria

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by Philippa Hitchen in Vatican City and Stefan J. Bos
DAMASCUS/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- The Vatican and aid workers have urged the world to help end an "apocalyptic" bombing campaign in Syria where "thousands of families" live in underground shelters and "millions of children" are malnourished.

200 Christians Killed In Syria Bombardments; Hope Remains

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and local sources
ChristiansDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers have urged prayers after up to 200 Christians were reportedly killed in sustained bombardments of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, as the country's civil war enters its sixth year.

BREAKING NEWS: 11 Syrian Missionaries Beheaded, Crucified For Faith In Christ


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

expertsDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Eleven Syrian Christian missionaries have been killed by beheading and crucifixion near Syria's war-torn city of Aleppo after they refused to deny their faith in Jesus Christ, colleagues told BosNewsLife Tuesday, October 6.

Syria Bishop Fears For Lives Of Kidnapped Christians, Condemns Monastery Destruction


SyrianChristianstargetsDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)— One of Syria’s most respected church leaders has condemned the destruction of an ancient Catholic monastery by the Islamic State (IS) group and expressed concern that hundreds of kidnapped people, many of them Christians, may have been killed and Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo spoke hours after news emerged that IS had destroyed the monastery in the Syrian town of Qaryatain dating back to the 5th century after Christ, and is located in central Homs province.

Syria Christians Concerned Over Fate Kidnapped Bishops


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

SyrianChristianstargetsDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in war-torn Syria have marked one month since the kidnapping of two bishops near the Turkish border with a new appeal for their release, amid mounting concerns about the leaders' safety and health.

NEWS ALERT: Syria Closes Evangelical Churches In Crackdown


By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent


JERUSALEM/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)- At least eight house churches in northern Syria have been closed down by the government as part of a crackdown on evangelical Christians in country, a Washington-based rights group said Tuesday, September 28.