Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia

By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos iraq_cristiani_1_(400_x_280)BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.

Nigeria Churches Challenged As Dozens Die In Plateau State

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Churches in central Nigeria have to decide whether to reopen this weekend for worship after dozens of Christians were killed since last week, prompting the military to step up security and impose a curfew, locals said.

BosNewsLife Week In Review: Christians Battle Nazism, Starvation, Deadly Attacks (Dec.2-8)

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in Hungary and the Middle East stood up against Nazism or Islamic extremism this week, while others worshiped Christ behind bars, between bomb explosions and in bitter cold conditions.

Militants Launch “Reign of Terror” Againt Christians In Central Africa Republic

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent centraltroopsBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)– Islamic militants have launched a "reign of terror" against Christians in Central African Republic after Seleka rebels took control of the country in a March 24 coup, rights activists said.

Egypt Churches Call President “Incompetent” After Dozens Die In Protests

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Mohammed-MorsiCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian church leaders have accused the country's Islamic president, Mohamed Morsi, of "gross incompetence" after more than 50 people died in protests against his leadership and separate anti-Christian violence.

People Traffickers Kill Orthodox Christians In Sinai Desert

By BosNewsLife Middle East and African Services with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- People traffickers have killed two Orthodox deacons who were among hundreds of African refugees held as hostages in the Sinai Desert, a Christian rights group said Monday December 13.

10 Killed As Muslim-Christian Clashes Rock Nigeria Town

By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian authorities say the death toll of sectarian riots in central Nigeria has risen to 10, fueling concerns of a widening conflict involving Muslims and Christians in this African nation.

Christians Expect More Persecution After ‘Arab Spring’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly a year after uprisings tumbled repressive governments in North Africa and the Middle East, there are warnings the region's minority Christians will face more persecution in 2012.  

Egypt’s Law On Approval 70 Churches Clouded By Attacks

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt’s government has recognized an additional 70 churches, but minority Christians fear more violence...

Pope Condemns Persecution Christians Amid Nigeria Bloodshed

By BosNewsLife News Center VATICAN CITY/ABUDJA/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Benedict XVI on Easter Sunday condemned discrimination and persecution of Christians around the world, just as news emerged that dozens of people were killed in an attack near Nigerian churches.