The Cozy Church (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

FatherHamelMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The recent murder of a Catholic priest at his church in northern France, by two young men claiming allegiance to Islamic State, brings starkly to Europe a morbid taste of the horrors that have terrorized the church in parts of the Middle East for the past several years.

Hundreds Killed In Nigeria Anti-Christian Violence


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

nigerian-churchABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militant group Boko Haram is stepping up attacks in heavily Christian towns and village in Nigeria's troubled northeast, killing more than 750 people since May 29, Christian rights activists say. News of the violence came after Boko Haram militants were pushed back by Nigeria's military when they tried to to gain access to Maiduguri, Borno State's largest city.

BREAKING NEWS: 100 Killed, Churches Torched In Cameroon


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

565-Boko-Haram-insurgents (1)ABUJA/YAOUNDE (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants fleeing a three-nation offensive took revenge Thursday, February 5, by shooting and burning to death as many as 100 people while attacking churches and other sites in northern Cameroon, officials said.

Nigeria Christians Flee Amid Female Suicide Attacks


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bosnigeria_christians11

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamist militant group Boko Haram increasingly uses young girls to carry out suicide bombings and hundreds of thousands of people, including Christians, remain displaced within Nigeria Christian aid workers and officials said Tuesday January 13.

Nigeria Christians Plunged Into Uncertainty As Boko Haram Kills Dozens, Kidnaps 200


By BosNewsLife Africa Service
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ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria were among those plunged into uncertainty Friday, December 19, after Islamic militants stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200 other people, survivors said.