BREAKING NEWS: 100 Killed In Ukraine; Church Cancels Prayers For Government


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

clashKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- The influential Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) says it has removed prayers for the government from its liturgy, after as many as 100 people died when a truce broke down between security forces and anti-government protesters.Thursday's clashes came while European Union ministers attempted to talk with the embattled president Viktor Yanukovich.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Church Praying As Violence Kills Dozens; Hundreds Injured

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Charles Collins and Christopher Wells, Vatican Radio
KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, whose denomination has been threatened with closure by authorities, appealed for peace Wednesday, February 19, after at least 25 people died and over 240 others were injured in the worst violence in Ukraine's post-independence history.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Prays, Remembers Victims Of Clashes

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Linda Bordoni.
protestersmournKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Ukrainians have commemorated as many as four anti-government protesters killed in recent clashes with police. Sunday's massive prayer service in the capital Kiev came just hours after opposition leaders rejected an offer by the president to lead an interim government, as protests spread throughout the country.

Ukraine Church Concerned Over Escalating Violence

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Christopher Wells
bishopKYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The head of Ukraine's Greek-Catholic Church urged his nation on Tuesday, January 21, to unite in prayers for peace and unity amid government threats to outlaw his denomination and days of unrest between anti-government protesters and police.

Nigeria Christians Mourn Victims Of New Attacks


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of Christian families in Nigeria have marked the country's 53 years of independence with little to celebrate as they mourned those who died in a new wave of Islamic attacks that killed more than 120 people in recent days.

BREAKING NEWS: Pastor Among Hostages Held By Muslim Rebels In Philippines; 8 Killed


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

philippines460_794328cMANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife)-- About 200 Muslim rebels were holding a pastor and nearly 300 other people hostage on Monday, September 9, in the southern Philippines following fierce clashes with government forces that left at least eight people dead, officials and a Christian aid group said.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic Detains 100 In Massive Anti-Roma Protests

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antiromaPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to the Czech Republic where officials say some 100 far-rights activists have been detained in violent demonstrations against gypsies, also known as Roma.