Pope And Evangelicals Tackle Persecution Of Christians

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Philippa HitchenVATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis and leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) group agreed Thursday, December 14, to cooperate on tackling the "worst persecution" of Christians in church history despite "major theological differences", officials said following talks in the Vatican.

NEWS WATCH: Latvia in Mourning After Supermarket Collapse (Update)

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: Listen to Stefan Bos' report: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife superrmarket RIGA, LATVIA (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say at least 51 people are now known to have died in the collapse of a supermarket roof late on Thursday in the Latvian capital, Riga. The Prime Minister has announced three days of mourning amid a police investigation into the worst disaster to hit the small Baltic nation in decades.

Europe Court Hears Appeal Request Of Dismissed British Christians

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By BosNewsLife News Center chaplin LONDON/STRASBOURG (BosNewsLife)-- The European Court of Human Rights will decide Monday, May 27, whether to allow the final appeal of three British Christian professionals who were dismissed from their duties for wearing a cross and expressing Biblical views about marriage and sexual ethics, an advocacy group supporting the plaintiffs said. .

NEWS WATCH: Romania Presidential Poll Overshadowed By Political Turmoil

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
ap_romania_voting_ballots_elections_22nov092BUCHAREST, ROMANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Romanians vote Sunday, November 22, in a presidential election with president Traian Basescu and his main left-wing challenger tied in opinion polls. The international community hopes the vote will resolve a government crisis that has paralyzed Romania, which is facing a major economic crisis.

FBI To Help Hungary Solve Deadly Roma Attacks (Special Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Tatárszentgyörgy, Hungary kep-139TATARSZENTGYORGY, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, to help solve a series of deadly attacks against the country's gypsies, who prefer to be known as Roma. At least seven people have died and many more injured in what rights groups describe as Hungary's worst anti-Roma violence in recent years and the most serious in Eastern Europe.

‘Death Brigade’ Killing Roma In Hungary, police

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife romaBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian authorities say a death brigade may have been responsible for several deadly attacks against Hungarian Gypsies, also known as Roma, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, February 28. The revelations came just days after a father and his young son were shot and killed as they tried to escape from their burning home in a village near Budapest.

NEWS WATCH: UN Warns Of Global Water Shortages

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Listen to this BosNewsLife report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 WATERSUMMIT By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives from more than 100 United Nations member states and organizations have appealed to world leaders to urgently tackle expected water scarcity around the world.

NEWS WATCH: Man Shoots Czech President Klaus With Plastic Gun; Security Questioned

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BosNewsLifeRadioCzechPresident listen to BosNewsLife's report via Vatican Radio By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Politicians and experts raised questions Saturday, September 29, about national security in the Czech Republic after a man was able to fire a replica pistol at President Václav Klaus and calmly walk away.

Britain’s Prince Charles Says Christianity “Under Threat ” At Report Launch

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Prince-Charles-persecution2LONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Britain's Prince Charles says it is of an "indescribable tragedy" that "Christianity is now under such threat in the Middle East" and he urged Muslims and other religious leaders to respect other faiths.

‘Saint Nicholas’ Bones In Russia After 1,000 years

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- For the first time in nearly 1,000 years bone fragments of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, have been moved from an Italian church to Russia where huge crowds of Orthodox faithful were expected to visit the relics. The historic move follows talks between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill.