Pope Prays As Niger Violence Kills 15, Destroys 70 Churches

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Linda Bordoni

Baptist_Church_MainVATICAN CITY/NIAMEY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has appealed for "peace and reconciliation" in Niger where anti-Christian violence killed at least 15 people and more than 70 churches were reportedly torched in what believers called the "greatest loss" in the African nation's recent church history.

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.

Pakistan Christians Facing Death Penalty


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

pakistanchurchLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Three Pakistani Christians face a possible death sentence on what a lawyer says are "trumped up charges" of "blasphemy" against Islam, while other Christians are reportedly forced to become Muslims.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Overturns Death Sentence Of Christian; Younis Masih Released


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service

Younis MasihLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani appeals court on Wednesday, April 3, overturned the conviction and death sentence of Younis Masih, a Christian man who spent nearly eight years behind bars on charges of 'blasphemy', a lawyer involved in the case told BosNewsLife. Masih, 32, was sentenced in May 2007 in the city of Lahore for making "derogatory remarks" about Islam's Prophet Mohammad.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy’ Girl Facing Prison; Mother Death Sentence


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Photo0282LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities have reopened the trial against a mentally challenged Christian girl on charges of "blasphemy" while a Christian mother faces a possible death sentence for allegedly making "derogatory remarks" about Islam's prophet Mohammed, lawyers told BosNewsLife Saturday, March 23.

Pakistan ‘Blasphemer’ In Jail After Riots Rock Lahore; 180 Christian Homes Burned

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Xavier P. William in Lahore, Pakistan
LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A rights group has defended its controversial decision to help police detain a Christian man whose alleged offensive remarks about Islam's Prophet Muhammad prompted angry Muslims to torch as many as 180 Christian-owned homes, shops and two churches in eastern Pakistan.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians In Crossfire Amid Deadly Turmoil Over Anti-Muslim Film


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting from the Middle East, Asia and Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BEIRUT/CAIRO/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Christians across the Muslim world faced turmoil Friday, September 14, as deadly protests against an anti-Islam film spread across the Middle East, Africa, and south and east Asia.