Nigeria Girl Kidnapped For Refusing To Convert To Islam; 18 Killed In Clashes

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam, while extremists killed more than a dozen people during the holiday, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 2.

Rome’s Colosseum Turns Red For Persecuted Christians; Asia Bibi ‘Expected To Be Released’

By Philippa Hitchen reporting from Vatican City

VATICAN CITY/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Rome's most famous landmark, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red on Saturday, February 24, as a sign of solidarity with all those facing persecution for their faith. They include a Pakistani mother of five on death row who is expected to be released soon amid international pressure, family and organizers said.

NEWS ALERT: Attacks Kill 21 Christians In Nigeria

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has urged an end to communal violence after Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state killed 20 Christians, including children, in an apparent reprisal attack, while elsewhere a priest was shot outside his church.