China Shuts Down Church-Run Acadamy Amid Tougher Religious Policies

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese Christians say authorities in China have shut down a church-run academy in the central Henan province as the ruling Communist Party has intensified government control over religious activities ahead of an important political meeting next month.

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.

Pope Urges World To Tackle Christian Persecution


By BosNewsLife News Center

tic_udienza_generale_01VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis urged the world on Easter Monday not to remain “silent and inactive” amid the "unacceptable crime" of the persecution of Christians around the world.

Canada Law Society Rejects Christian Graduates (Update)

(Following article updates a previous version and makes clear that it is a proposed law school).
By BosNewsLife Americas Service

UniversitySTREETSVILLE, CANADA (BosNewsLife)-- A Canada-based Christian rights group has urged Canadian believers to pray for religious freedom in their country after British Colombia Law Society refused to accredit graduates of a major Christian university. The Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC) said graduates of Trinity Western University (TWU) law school would "not longer be able to practise law" in Canada's western British Columbia province.

Two Nigeria Christian Girls Escape Boko Haram Abduction


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

vomso_201405_02_photo1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two teenage Christian girls who were recently abducted by Islamic militants in Nigeria have escaped, Christian aid workers say. The Voice Of the Martyrs (VOM) aid and advocacy group said it is providing assistance to the two sisters, identified as Kamka, 19, and Naya, 16.