NEWS ALERT: Finnish Christian Workers Killed In Afghanistan (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian community was left in shock Friday,  July 25, after two Finnish Christian aid workers were shot dead, officials confirmed. The two women were killed by gunmen in the western city of Herat, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Westerners, including Christian believers.

NEWS WATCH: European Journalists Condemn Killing Pulitzer Photographer In Afghanistan

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By BosNewsLife News Center reporterssKABUL/BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) on Friday, March 4, condemned "the cold blooded killing" of a prominent German photographer in Afghanistan, ahead of Saturday's presidential elections.

Concerns Mount Over Kidnapped Catholic Aid Worker In Afghanistan

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Corresponjudith-PTI-380dent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- An abducted Catholic aid worker from India remained missing in Afghanistan Thursday, June 23, despite fresh appeals for her release. Judith D'Souza, 40, was reportedly kidnapped in the capital Kabul on June 9 by a crime group specialized in abducting foreign nationals.

Detained Afghanistan Christians Facing Death Penalty

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By BosNewsLife News Center KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two Afghan Christians who were arrested for their conversion to Christianity remain behind bars despite diplomatic efforts by the United States to secure their release, a Christian rights group said Wednesday, February 23.

NEWS ALERT: Afghan Man Beheaded For Faith In Christ

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By Marshall Ramsey II, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HERAT PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants in Afghanistan have beheaded what is believed to be a Christian convert and warned other Afghani Christians of "dire consequences" for leaving Islam, after American forces withdraw from Afghanistan, BosNewsLife learned Sunday, July 3.

U.S. Commander Urged To Help Free Detained Afghan Christians

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By BosNewsLife News Center KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Human rights campaigners on Friday, December 17, urged the U.S. commander in war-torn Afghanistan, David Petraeus, to pressure the Afghan government to release two detained Christians who face the death penalty for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam.

Afghanistan Debates Execution Christian Converts

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian minority faced more danger Monday, September 23, after a key legislator suggested that those who convert from Islam to Christianity "are to be executed," Catholics familiar with the situation said.

NEWS ALERT: Released Christian Convert Flees Afghanistan

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has fled Afghanistan where he was released on bail after international pressure, his friends said Wednesday, April 20.

Afghan Christians Mourn Americans Killed At Hospital

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By BosNewsLife News Center afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghan Christian were mourning Sunday, April 27, three Americans who were shot and killed at a Kabul hospital funded by an American Christian charity.

NEW EUROPE: Refugees Rushing To Reach Hungary Ahead Of Fence

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Hungarian-Serbian border area torAsotthalom8ÁSOTTHALOM, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Macedonia has seen fighting among migrants at a train station as they rush to reach Serbia and from there Hungary, a European Union member state. Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations are racing to reach Hungary before it finishes building a fence to keep them out.

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