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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, 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.
By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Vatican, Africa, Asia and Middle East
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, 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.
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.
By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, 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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA,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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, 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.
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.
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.