NEWS ALERT: Priest Missing In Syria As Islamic State Frees Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christians fear that a prominent priest has become the latest victim of ongoing kidnappings by Islamic militants, though dozens of believers were reportedly released by the Islamic State group on Christmas Day.

NEWS ALERT: Islamic State Publishes Execution Photos Of 21 Christians

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

imagesNOWCAIRO/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group has published a report with photos suggesting the possible execution of 21 Coptic Christian construction workers from Egypt who were kidnapped while working in Sirte, Libya, BosNewsLife established Sunday, February 15.

NEWS WATCH: Prayers At Funeral Of Poland’s Last Communist Leader

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

protestersatfuneralWARSAW, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Lech Walesa, head of the Solidarity movement that ended Communism in Poland, has knelt in prayer at a Catholic funeral mass for General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the Communist leader who for decades was his sworn enemy

Peru Urged To Investigate Massacre Christians and Other Civilians

By BosNewsLife Americas Service Shining Path rebels, 24/8/05

LIMA, PERU (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have urged Peru to properly investigate the mass killings of Christians and other civilians, ahead of the 10th anniversary of a historic report by the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC

Australian Evangelist Trip To Vietnam Sparks Debate On Faith

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

EvangelistHANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day tour by Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic in Vietnam has sparked discussion about faith among Vietnamese youth and could pressure the government to rethink the state’s tight control of religious activities, rights activists said in comments seen by BosNewsLife Monday, June 17.

Activists Condemn Jail Term For Egypt Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have condemned the sentencing of two Coptic Christians to three years imprisonment for "seizing" a soldier's rifle during a deadly October 2011 crackdown on Coptic protesters in Egypt.

Cuba Frees Catholic Dissident Ferrer

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Catholic dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer was free Monday, August 6, after he was detained for some 36 hours in Cuba's eastern city of Holguin.