NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Mother's Death Sentence Sparks Outrage In Europe, Churches


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

bibinowBRUSSELS/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for "blasphemy" was upheld by a Pakistani court.

BREAKING NEWS: Hungary Police Raid "Racist" Gathering; American Detained (Update)

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian police raided a gathering in Budapest of an extremist U.S.-based group, detaining its leader and interrogating other participants, BosNewsLife learned.

Rebels Release Polish Priest Amid Fighting In East Ukraine


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

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KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- An ethnic Polish priest who was abducted by armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has been freed, but his release did little to ease tensions as Ukrainian government forces advanced to the rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Parliament Ousts President, Releasing Tymoshenko

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presidentoustedKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)--Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych after the leader said he would not step down and described events in Kiev as a coup. Legislators also agreed to release opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

NEWS WATCH: Many Injured In Bosnia's Worst Unrest Since War


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

bosnia-4SARAJEVO/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Violent anti-government protests are spreading throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina with reports that more than 150 people have been injured in the worst unrest since the end of the 1992-1995 Bosnian War.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Prays, Remembers Victims Of Clashes

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Linda Bordoni.
protestersmournKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Ukrainians have commemorated as many as four anti-government protesters killed in recent clashes with police. Sunday's massive prayer service in the capital Kiev came just hours after opposition leaders rejected an offer by the president to lead an interim government, as protests spread throughout the country.

Ukraine Church Concerned Over Escalating Violence

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bishopKYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The head of Ukraine's Greek-Catholic Church urged his nation on Tuesday, January 21, to unite in prayers for peace and unity amid government threats to outlaw his denomination and days of unrest between anti-government protesters and police.