Activists: ‘Palestinian Authority Hindering Trials Of Abused Nuns’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian officials are hindering court cases involving Coptic nuns attacked in the Westbank town of Bethlehem, activists say. The trials relate to violence on April 30 last year in and around the St Mary's Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem, the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ, explained advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC).

BosNewsLife Covering Plight Of Persecuted Christians in Indonesia

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting from BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos from Jakarta

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of people in Indonesia are becoming Christians, despite efforts by authorities and militants to halt this trend, according to an extensive BosNewsLife investigation. Amid the turmoil, the world's largest Muslim nation experiences unprecedented church growth. Following are links to the SEVEN latest stories about the trials and triumphs of those seeking Christ or who raise debate about Indonesia's attitudes towards minorities. Click on the headline or read more. Media can reach reporter Stefan J. Bos for interviews or additional audio via bosnewslife@gmail.com or +36 70 31 71 611

BREAKING: ‘Executed Jesus Christ Risen From Death, Tomb Empty’, Friends Say

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
emptyJERUSALEM (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A man claiming to be the Messiah rose up from death Sunday, March 27, after He died at a cross on Golgotha hill near Jerusalem's walls, friends said. Jesus Christ had been tortured and crucified to death Friday, March 25, by Roman forces, after Jewish crowds rallied against him for claiming he is the Heavenly King who will sit "at the right hand" of his Heavenly Father, giving eternal life to everyone who believes in Him.

Thousands Attending Beatification Of Albanian Martyrs

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Linda Bordoni in Romealbaniamartyrs

SHKODER/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)--Dozens of Catholic martyrs who were killed between 1945 and 1974 by Albania's Communist regime for their devoted faith in Jesus Christ have been "beatified" according to Catholic tradition in the northwestern Albanian city of Shkodër.

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.

Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Say Experts (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

IRAQBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Is it now time for Christians to accept defeat in the face of the Islamic State group's genocidal onslaught in Iraq, and admit that our faith has no viable future – in the short term, at least – in that country? Certainly – and sadly - that's the message that is increasingly being heard from experts.

BREAKING NEWS: Ethiopia Mourns 30 Christians Killed By Islamic State


By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

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By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

ADDIS ABABA/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- Ethiopia began three days of national mourning Tuesday, April 21, for dozens of Ethiopian Christians who were shown being killed by Islamic State (IS) group militants in Libya after they apparently refused to convert to Islam.