Czechs Welcome Home Late Cardinal Who Fought Communism

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife



PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has welcomed home the human remains of Cardinal Josef Beran, seen as a symbol of defiance of the former Communist government which forced him into exile in the Vatican. The cardinal, who died 49 years ago, always wanted to be buried in his homeland.

Pope And Evangelicals Tackle Persecution Of Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Philippa HitchenVATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis and leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) group agreed Thursday, December 14, to cooperate on tackling the "worst persecution" of Christians in church history despite "major theological differences", officials said following talks in the Vatican.

NEWS ALERT: Italy Police Say 12 Migrants Drowned For Faith In Christ


By BosNewsLife News Center

REUTERS753883_ThumbnailTRIPOLI/ROME/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Italian police say they have detained 15 Muslims who allegedly threw 12 Christians from an overcrowded migrant boat after they expressed faith in Jesus Christ. Vatican Radio, citing survivors, reported that the Christians had been praying for their lives during during a recent crossing from Libya.

BREAKING NEWS: Church: ‘Up To 2,000 People Massacred In Nigeria’ (Update)


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Stefan J. Bos and David Maggiore
OTHER360665_ArticoloABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of Africa's most influential church leaders has urged prayers after Islamist group Boko Haram killed as many as 2,000 people in northeastern Nigeria in what would be its worst single atrocity.

NEWS WATCH: Ukrainians Pray As Elections Begin Amid War


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Laura Ierbishopaci

KIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which suffered persecution under Communism, has urged voters to act against corruption and political candidates to stay away of populism.

BREAKING NEWS: Abducted Italian Priests, Canadian Nun Freed In Cameroon


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ANSA604346_ArticoloYAOUNDE/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been freed, two months after they were kidnapped in northern Cameroon by suspected Islamic militants, the Vatican and Italian officials said Sunday, June 1.

Philippines Concerns Over Christian Hostages As Fighting Intensifies

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Correspondent Alastair Wanklyn

philippinesZAMBOANGA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of residents, including many Christians, remained trapped or were held hostage as fighting intensified in the Southern Philippines Saturday, September 14, between government forces and Muslim separatists in suburbs of Zamboanga city.