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).
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from Bethlehem
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting from BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos from Jakarta
JERUSALEM (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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Linda Bordoni in Rome