Released Colombia Guerrilla Leader Searching For Murdered Pastor’s Widow

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BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- A guerrilla leader who was responsible for the murder of a Colombian pastor has been released from prison, and is now seeking to find the pastor's grieving widow, Christian rights investigators say. The killer returned to the remote community where Luz and her children were residing, telling neighbours that he wanted to find her, said Christian support group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC).

Pope to Visit One of Saddest Places on Earth (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
Central African Republic violenceBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Pope Francis plans to visit the Central African Republic this month and you do not have to be Catholic to want to pray for him. For this country – a land-locked former French colony situated between Cameroon and South Sudan – has to be one of the saddest places on earth.

Persecution Fatigue – Can We Mourn Every Murdered Christian? (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

MELBOURNE/NAYPYIDAW (BosNewsLife Columns)-- On my blog some weeks ago I reprinted portions of a speech given in the Australian Parliament by a politician who had secretly travelled into a rebel-held region of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Pro-Russian Rebels Give Presents To Enemy On Christmas Day


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

UkrainiansoldierdecoratesKIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Some pro-Russian rebels have used the Orthodox Christmas to reach-out to their enemy in eastern Ukraine. With Jesus saying in the Bible: "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," they gave Christmas presents to Ukrainian troops. It happened while they provided safe passage to some 50 Ukrainian soldiers.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine foils Russian-backed terror plot

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KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine’s security service says it has foiled a Russian-backed terrorist plot aimed at causing mass casualties in the capital Kiev. The alleged plot added to tensions between the West and Russia, which on Saturday threatened to retaliate for new sanctions and warned it would never give up the Crimean Peninsula it annexed from Ukraine.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine: 'Russia Open For Peace Plan Amid New Fighting'


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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KIEV , UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A town in eastern Ukraine has came under heavy shelling by pro-Russian seperatists,  a day after the Russian and Ukrainian leaders met in Belarus, to discuss the escalating crisis in east Ukraine.