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.

Armenia Remembers Mass Killings


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

rememberingYEREVAN, ARMENIA (BosNewsLife)-- Ceremonies have begun in Armenia to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of as many as 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. Several leaders remembered what Pope Francis and other officials view as the first genocide of the 20st century. There was a moment of reflection when a giant church bell reverberated over the square.

NEWS WATCH: Putin: ‘Ceasefire Agreed’ In Ukraine After Talks In Minsk


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KIEV/MINSK (BoputinnsNewsLife)-- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, February 12, that a ceasefire had been agreed in eastern Ukraine, starting February 15.

Pope Prays As Niger Violence Kills 15, Destroys 70 Churches

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

Baptist_Church_MainVATICAN CITY/NIAMEY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has appealed for "peace and reconciliation" in Niger where anti-Christian violence killed at least 15 people and more than 70 churches were reportedly torched in what believers called the "greatest loss" in the African nation's recent church history.

NEWS ALERT: French Jihadist Detained Over Deadly Attack On Jewish Museum


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BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A suspected French jihadist who spent time in Syria has been detained over his alleged involvement in the shooting deaths of three people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum, police said.

NEWS WATCH: Germany To Prosecute 30 Auschwitz Guards

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
campBERLIN/WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Prosecutors in Germany have called for dozens of former Nazi guards to be tried for facilitating mass murder at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland during World War Two.

Central African Republic Christians Trapped In Deadly Clashes, Looting


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

Central-African-Republic-coupBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC  (BosNewsLife)-- Christians feared more violence Thursday, March 28, as army chiefs pledged allegiance to the Central African Republic's self-proclaimed president Michel Djotodia whose rebels seized the capital, triggering deadly violence, looting and attacks against churches.