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.

African Man Turns To Christ Moments Before Beheading


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ghanaian-mat.-ayariga-isis-405x330 (1)TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- An African man acknowledged his faith in Jesus Christ just moments before he was beheaded by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya, according to new details revealed by several Christian sources. Mathew Ayairga, who well-informed Christians said originated from Chad but had also been linked to Ghana, was among 21 men killed by IS fighters for refusing to embrace Islam.

Poland's Cardinal Glemp Laid To Rest At Massive Funeral Mass

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

CARDINALGLEMPWARSAW, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Prayers reverberated throughout Warsaw's main cathedral Monday as the nation laid to rest Cardinal Jozef Glemp, who headed the Polish Catholic Church through the last years of Communism and the painful transition towards democracy.