By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife, reporting from Budapest MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Russian Orthodox Church enthroned Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Sunday, February 1, the 16th patriarch of at least an estimated 75 million followers, amid pressures to overcome internal divisions and to reach out to non-Orthodox believers.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian Catholic Priest Imre Kozma seems a humble man. Yet the priest made world news when his Budapest church and the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service he founded accommodated tens of thousands of East German refugees in 1989, when Germany was still a divided nation.
By BosNewsLife News Center WASHINGTON/TOKYO/BUDAPEST-- Officials on Monday, March 23, began investigating plane crashes in three countries which killed 16 people, most of them in United States, where aviation experts wanted to know why a single-engine plane plunged into a cemetery in the northwestern state of Montana.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's elected official for defending fundamental civil rights has asked the country's top court to overturn controversial church legislation, amid concerns the law violates religious freedom and the constitutional separation of church and state.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Belarus has denied allegations of large-scale torture in a secret service jail for political prisoners. The statement comes after a just-released former presidential candidate and a leading activist spoke to reporters about the alleged mistreatment of inmates.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's new parliament has adopted a controversial law that will grant citizenship to ethnic Hungarians living in neighboring nations nearly nine decades after the country lost two-thirds of its territory. The law came Wednesday, May 26, despite a major diplomatic row with neighboring Slovakia immidiately retaliated with legislation banning double citizenship.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Leaders and elected officials from European countries and the United States have remembered how Hungary, exactly 20 years ago, helped to remove the Iron Curtain, which divided Eastern and Western Europe for decades. But the celebrations on Saturday, June 27, were overshadowed by concerns over Europe's future.