Tajikistan Detains Christians For Evangelism Amid Wider Crackdown

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns remained Friday, August 24, about the plight of devoted Christians in Tajikistan amid fresh reports that the country's feared security police detained ten Christians for their involvement in evangelism.

BREAKING: Islamic State Claims Deadly Church Shooting In Russia’s Dagestan Region

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region that killed at least five people and injured five more. Video footage showed people panicking as gunfire reverberated around a Russian Orthodox church in the Dagestan city of Kizlyar.

Thousands at Beautification of Lithuania’s Catholic martyr Matulionis

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent VILNIUS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people have gathered in Lithuania's capital Vilnius to attend the official beautification ceremony of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, whom became a symbol of persecution endured by Christians when the country was still part of the Soviet Union.

Tajikistan Raiding Church, Fines Pastor

By BosNewsLife News Center DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Tajikistan have fined a pastor after secret police raided a church service as part of a government-led campaign against Christians and other religious groups in the former Soviet nation, representatives told BosNewsLife.

BosNewsLife’s Latest Twitter Feeds: Russia Plane Crash Kills 71, Christians Attacked

BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Here is a look at the latest Twitter Newsfeeds produced by BosNewsLife News Agency on Sunday 21:20 CET:

NEWS WATCH: Putin: ‘Ceasefire Agreed’ In Ukraine After Talks In Minsk

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KIEV/MINSK (BoputinnsNewsLife)-- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, February 12, that a ceasefire had been agreed in eastern Ukraine, starting February 15.

‘Russia Prosecuting Evangelical Christians’

By BosNewsLife News CenterMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The majority of those charged under "draconian religion laws" introduced in Russia in July last year have been devoted Christians, a new report claims.

‘Saint Nicholas’ Bones In Russia After 1,000 years

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- For the first time in nearly 1,000 years bone fragments of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, have been moved from an Italian church to Russia where huge crowds of Orthodox faithful were expected to visit the relics. The historic move follows talks between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill.

Hungary Blacklists Dutch Journalist Stefan J. Bos, Founder BosNewsLife

BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Central and Eastern Europe's first Christian news agency BosNewsLife has condemned Hungary's right-wing government for "blacklisting" eight journalists, including its founder Stefan J. Bos, who also reports for other media.

Armenia Remembers Mass Killings

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife rememberingYEREVAN, ARMENIA (BosNewsLife)-- Ceremonies have begun in Armenia to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of as many as 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. Several leaders remembered what Pope Francis and other officials view as the first genocide of the 20st century. There was a moment of reflection when a giant church bell reverberated over the square.

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