Egypt Detains Christian For “Praying Without License”

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service copticeaster1CAIRO, 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."

Egypt Christian Dies After Libya Attack

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansegypt CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian Christian who was shot in the head by a suspected Islamic extremist in Libya has died of his injuries, family members said.

NEWS ALERT: Al-Qaida Kills US Christian Aid Worker In Mauritania

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 0216-mauritania-mosque1NOAUKCHOTT, 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.

Pope Prays As Niger Violence Kills 15, Destroys 70 Churches

Listen to Linda Bordoni via Vatican Radio:  By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Linda Bordoni Baptist_Church_MainVATICAN 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.

Nigeria Christian Boy Attacked For Holding Onto Bible

By BosNewsLife Africa Service childrenbibleABUJA, 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.

Christians Protest Egypt’s ‘Islamic Constitution’

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.

Egypt’s Coptic Church – Inspiration for West (Column)

Martin Roth 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.

Egypt’s New President Pressured To Release Christians

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

Concerns Over Mozambique Violence After Murder Missionary

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Muslim Gunmen Blamed For Church Massacre In CAR

By BosNewsLife Africa Service Central African Republic violenceBANGUI, 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.

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