By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Coptic Christian was believed to remain under police surveillance Friday, November 6, after he was reportedly detained for two days in central Egypt for "praying without a license."
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NOAUKCHOTT, MAURITANIA (BosNewsLife)-- An American aid worker has been shot and killed in Mauritania by suspected Islamic militants of the Al-Qaida network because he was involved in spreading Christianity in the African nation, several Christian groups confirmed Friday, June 26.
Listen to Linda Bordoni via Vatican Radio: By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Linda Bordoni VATICAN 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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian boy in northeastern Nigeria was still recovering of serious injuries Thursday, December 11, after Islamic militants attacked him for holding onto his Children's Bible, well-informed sources said.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)–- Hundreds of Christians were preparing Monday, July 30, for a massive protest outside Egypt's Constitutional court to demand the dissolution of what they view as an Islamist-dominated assembly tasked with writing the country’s new constitution, rights activists said.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The exciting but controversial discovery of what could be the oldest known fragment of a Christian gospel – scraps of recycled papyrus used to make an Egyptian mummy’s mask – puts the spotlight on Egypt’s Coptic Christians.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian Christians hope Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who was sworn in Sunday, June 8, as the country’s new president, will combat Islamic extremism and release those jailed or kidnapped for expressing faith in Christ or support for Israel.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE (BosNewsLife)-- An umbrella group of church leaders in Mozambique has condemned spreading violence in the southeastern African nation, after the killing of a Catholic missionary by armed robbers.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in civil-war ravaged Central African Republic plunged into grief on Thursday, May 29, after as many as 30 people were feared dead in an attack on a Catholic church in Bangui, the capital. Muslim gunmen sprayed bullets and hurled grenades at Bangui's 'Our Lady of Fatima' church, home to some 5,000 Christians displaced by violence, church officials and witnesses said.