NEWS ALERT: Baghdad Church Bombing Injures 7

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A roadside bomb exploded near the rear entrance of a Catholic church in Iraq's capital Baghdad after Easter Mass Sunday, April 24, injuring at least seven people, Christians said.

Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani ‘Still Alive’, Awaiting Verdict

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who faces execution for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and embrace Islam was still alive Thursday, March 29, "through the power of Jesus Christ and prayers", an official assisting him told BosNewsLife.

Iraq Christians In Czech Republic Amid EU Tensions Over Refugees

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.

Iraq Police Find Killed Kidnapped Christian

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service KIRKUK, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians and Muslims on Tuesday, May 31, prayed for an end to violence and released doves "for peace" in the northern city of Kirkuk, where police found the mutilated body of a kidnapped Iraqi Christian, catholic news agency AsiaNews reported.

Author: ‘Mideast Christians Pathologically anti-Semitic’; Secret Sin Revealed (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnistlumasimms BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is “the secret sin” that no one wants to talk about, according to one Iraq-raised Christian. It's, she says, “the elephant in the room in the Arab Christian sub-culture.”

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen Kidnap Christian Female Doctor

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ap_iraq_christians_081031_mn1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Gunmen have kidnapped a Christian doctor from her home near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul overnight in front of her four children, police said on Sunday, September 27.

Feeling of Peace And Joy Amid Iraq’s Bloodshed

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- We do not hear much good news for Christians from Iraq nowadays, so I was encouraged to learn about a new school there that, against all odds, is achieving great success in turning angry and confused young refugee kids into enthusiastic students.

Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Say Experts (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist IRAQBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Is it now time for Christians to accept defeat in the face of the Islamic State group's genocidal onslaught in Iraq, and admit that our faith has no viable future – in the short term, at least – in that country? Certainly – and sadly - that's the message that is increasingly being heard from experts.

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Ruins Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service monasteryBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraq's oldest Christian monastery has been reduced to rubble as part of the Islamic State group's crackdown on Christianity and relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers contrary to Islam, according to satellite images released Wednesday. January 20.

Iraq Christians Fear More Violence After Church Attacks, Killings

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Iraq feared more violence Saturday, June 29, after several Assyrian Christian shops and one church were attacked, killing two people and injuring a dozen others, church representatives said.

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