Egypt Jails 130 Christians, Including Children, Missionaries Say

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By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Some 130 Christian worshipers, including children, remain imprisoned in Egypt, a month after some 2,000 security forces attacked their church under re-construction, killing several people, American and local missionaries told BosNewsLife Friday, December 24.

Egypt Releases Christian Rights Activist

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BosNewsLife Middle East Service 12egypta190CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian human rights activist and Internet writer spent his first weekend in freedom Saturday, February 14, after he was suddenly released by Egyptian security forces.

BREAKING NEWS: 150 Killed In Attack On Nigeria Churches, Police (UPDATE)

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(ADDS NEW DEATH TOLL FIGURE, CHANGING LEAD, ADDS COMMENT PRESIDENT) By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants shouting "Allahu Akbar", or 'Allah is great', carried out coordinated gun and bomb attacks on churches and police stations in northern Nigeria, killing at least 150 people and injuring some 100 others, aid workers and witnesses confirmed Saturday, November 5.  

MISSION WATCH: Italian Nuns Murdered In Burundi

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service sistersvatiBUJUMBURA, BURUNDI (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis on Monday, September 8, expressed his condolences  for the violent deaths of three elderly Italian nuns in Burundi, underscoring the dangers of missionaries working in the region.

Persecuted Coptic Church: ‘Trusting God, Surviving, Thriving’ (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist stmaryCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As 2015 drew to a close, church leaders were expressing grave concerns about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. But such fears might be exaggerated, claims a writer for a British Christian website.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Christians Flee Deadly Violence In Ethiopia; Churches Burned

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians are fleeing violence in western Ethiopia where Muslim extremists killed several Christians and burned dozens of churches, rights activists and officials said Wednesday March 9.

Somalia’s Starving Christians Struggle After Beheading

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By Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Correspondents MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)–- Hungry minority Christians in Somalia faced another struggle Sunday, September 18, after suspected Islamic militants beheaded a Christian convert and foreign aid workers were banned from reaching a dying population.

Egypt’s Christians Fearful Of Outcome Presidential Vote

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's minority Christians were on edge Thursday, May 23, as voting continued in the first open presidential election since last year's ouster of leader Hosni Mubarak, amid fresh fears that hardline Islamists hold the key to more power.