Rome’s Colosseum Turns Red For Persecuted Christians; Asia Bibi ‘Expected To Be Released’

By Philippa Hitchen reporting from Vatican City VATICAN CITY/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Rome's most famous landmark, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red on Saturday, February 24, as a sign of solidarity with all those facing persecution for their faith. They include a Pakistani mother of five on death row who is expected to be released soon amid international pressure, family and organizers said.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Church Attack Kills 22; More Unrest Reported

By BosNewsLife Africa Service nigeria_christians1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants armed with guns and explosives attacked a busy church service in a northeastern Nigerian village, killing at least 22 people, witnesses and church officials said Monday, January 27. The attackers reportedly set off bombs and fired into the congregation in the Catholic church  in Waga Chakawa village in Adamawa state on Sunday, January 26, before burning houses and taking residents hostage during a four hour siege.

Global Christmas Celebrations Overshadowed By Violence (ROUND-UP)

By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Vatican, Africa, Asia and Middle East
VATICAN CITY/MANILA/ABUJA/BAGHDAD/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Christmas celebrations have been overshadowed by deadly violence against Christians in Africa and Asia, while several church services in the Middle East were canceled due to concerns over terror attacks.

Two Nigeria Christian Girls Escape Boko Haram Abduction

By BosNewsLife Africa Service vomso_201405_02_photo1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two teenage Christian girls who were recently abducted by Islamic militants in Nigeria have escaped, Christian aid workers say. The Voice Of the Martyrs (VOM) aid and advocacy group said it is providing assistance to the two sisters, identified as Kamka, 19, and Naya, 16.

BREAKING NEWS: Warnings Of Nigeria Civil War After Violence Kills Dozens Of Christians

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria are mourning dozens of believers killed since Thursday, January 5, amid warnings from the head of Nigerian Christians that the violence is reminiscent of the outbreak of the 1960s civil war.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Militants Bomb Church, Attack Christians; Several Killed

By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria   nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Catholic Church was bombed in Nigeria's troubled northern Kano state, killing five people while injuring eight people, including police, Christians said Sunday, July 27.

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Christians, Children Torched (UPDATE)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service jihad-1024x819ABUJA,NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northeastern Nigeria were among those facing a new wave of Islamic violence as the Boko Haram terror group killed 86 people, including children, who were heard screaming as they burned to death after militants torched huts, survivors and officials said Sunday, January 31.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Church Bombings Kill Dozens

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 3107news1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- As many as 45 people were killed when bomb blasts rocked churches and the surrounding Christian area of northern Nigeria's largest city in the latest setback for government forces fighting a spreading Islamic insurgency, officials and Christians said Tuesday, July 30.

300 Suicide Bombers to Attack Nigerian Churches, Group Warns

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– Militants of the Nigerian Islamic group, Boko Haram, plan to make June their bloodiest month yet as they prepare hundreds of suicide bombers to attack Christians and already bombed several churches, rights group International Christian Concern (ICC) has warned.

BREAKING NEWS: 38 Killed In Easter Bombing Near Nigerian Churches (Update)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A car bombing in the northern Nigerian town of Kudana killed dozens of people and damaged the All Nations Christian Assembly Church during an Easter worship service Sunday, April 8, officials and Christians said.