Church Bombings In Philippines Kill 20, Injure Dozens

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Linda Bordoni and Robin Gomes

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife) -- Two bomb blasts shook a Catholic cathedral in the troubled southern Philippines where Islamic militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding some 80 others, police officials said.

Britain Urged To Defend Religious Freedom After Pakistan Easter Bombing

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
cameron1LAHORE/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The persecution watchdog of Britain's largest body of evangelical Christians has condemned the deadly Easter bombing in Pakistan and urged the British government to act immediately to "enshrine freedom of religion or belief" in its foreign policy.

300 Suicide Bombers to Attack Nigerian Churches, Group Warns

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– Militants of the Nigerian Islamic group, Boko Haram, plan to make June their bloodiest month yet as they prepare hundreds of suicide bombers to attack Christians and already bombed several churches, rights group International Christian Concern (ICC) has warned.

Pope Condemns Persecution Christians Amid Nigeria Bloodshed

By BosNewsLife News Center

VATICAN CITY/ABUDJA/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Benedict XVI on Easter Sunday condemned discrimination and persecution of Christians around the world, just as news emerged that dozens of people were killed in an attack near Nigerian churches.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria President Declares State Of Emergency After Anti-Christian Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency as northern parts of Africa's most populous nation amid mounting concerns about attacks by Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, against especially the Christian population.

BREAKING NEWS: Libya Rebels Capture Gadhafi; Christians Concerned (Update)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libyan rebels reportedly captured ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi Thursday, October 20, but minority Christians  remained concerned about their future. In a statement the National Transitional Council (NTC) said revolutionary fighters detained Gadhafi Thursday, October 20, shortly after they gained control of his hometown of Sirte.