BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Islamic Militants Open Fire On Catholic School; Three Injured


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Anarkali-St-Francis-SchoolLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants opened fire on a Catholic school in Pakistan's city of Lahore Friday, April 17, injuring a Christian student and two security guards, church sources and rights activists said.

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.

BEST OF BOSNEWSLIFE: Massive Exodus Of Street Children Into Western Europe

(Following is a report first published by BosNewsLife September 25, 2009, which prompted many reactions. Amid a fresh discussion on migration in Europe, and whether or not Romania and Bulgaria should join the EU's passport-free Schengen zone, the theme remains very actual).

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

street-childrens-of-romania-150x150BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Key non-governmental groups and officials have urged the European Union to urgently tackle the "growing problem" of street children moving from Eastern to Western Europe, by improving cross-border cooperation and child protection.

US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

christiansegyptWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A key rights official has "praised" a U.S. House of Representatives resolution for the creation of a special diplomatic envoy for religious freedom in the Middle East.

Hungary Roma Group Welcomes Ban Of 'Nazi' Guard By Europe Court


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Hungary

magyargardanowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- An influential group defending the rights of gypsies, also known as Roma, has welcomed a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that banning a Hungarian "far-right, anti-Roma and anti-Semitic" paramilitary group is lawful.

India Hindu Militants Crackdown On Evangelical Meetings; Pastors Detained


By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

hindunowCHHATTISGARH, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in India's central state of Chhattisgarh urged the government on Sunday, March 3, to provide protection to churches after Hindu militants broke up evangelical meetings and local police detained four pastors.