Iran: ‘Nine Christians Jailed For Leaving Islam’

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian court has sentenced a pastor and eight...

Syrian Christians Pray As Turkey’s Invasion Continues

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISTANBUL/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- Turkey's Syrian Christians urged prayers on Friday, October 11, as Turkish forces pounded northeast Syria...

Iran Sentences Christians To Prison For Faith, Friends Say

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christians in Iran urge believers to pray for them as they and another Christian convert each...

Iran Ethnic Group Facing Church Closures

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian minorities in Iran have appealed for prayers amid ongoing...

Iran Jails Evangelicals; Christians Ask Prayers

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran have urged prayers for fellow believers Saheb Fadaei and Fatemeh Bakhteri...

BREAKING: Christ Jesus Alive After Crucifixion; Rome Army Concerned

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By Stefan J. Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Jerusalem and RomeJERUSALEM/ROME (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The man claiming to be the Messiah miraculously appeared before his friends and followers Sunday, April 1, after He died at a cross on Golgotha hill near Jerusalem's walls.

Iran Launches New Crackdown On Devoted Christians; Several Detained

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns are mounting over devoted Christians in Iran after three more believers were detained in the city of Rasht in Gilan province, as part of what activists view as an "ongoing official campaign of repression" against the country's Christian community.

Activists: ‘Palestinian Authority Hindering Trials Of Abused Nuns’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from Bethlehem BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian officials are hindering court cases involving Coptic nuns attacked in the Westbank town of Bethlehem, activists say. The trials relate to violence on April 30 last year in and around the St Mary's Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem, the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ, explained advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC).

Iran Christians Sentenced To Combined 45 Years Jail; Amnesty Demands Release

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- Advocacy group Amnesty International (AI) says four Iranians have been sentenced in Iran to a combined total of 45 years in prison “solely for practicing their Christian faith” and has launched an Urgent Action for their release.

Vatican and Aid Group Urging Halt to ‘Apocalyptic’ Bombing in Syria

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by Philippa Hitchen in Vatican City and Stefan J. Bos DAMASCUS/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- The Vatican and aid workers have urged the world to help end an "apocalyptic" bombing campaign in Syria where "thousands of families" live in underground shelters and "millions of children" are malnourished.