Pope Francis Prays for Persecuted Christians in Iraq
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has visited Iraq to reassure the nation’s dwindling Christian community of his...
Author: ‘Mideast Christians Pathologically anti-Semitic’; Secret Sin Revealed (Column)
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist 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.”
Kidnapped Girl Reunited With Christian Parents In Iraq
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A girl kidnapped in Iraq three years ago by Islamic State group militants reunited with her Christian parents, friends, and activists involved in finding her confirmed to BosNewsLife.
Iraq Christians Facing Crucifixions, Torture By Islamic State Militants
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians are facing crucifixions, torture and sex slavery in areas controlled by the Islamic State group, but at least some of them have forgiven those who persecuted them, according to testimonies seen by 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.
BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Ruins Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, 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.
Christian Twitterstorm: Why Every Christian Should Be Grieving (Column)
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I found myself in a mild Twitterstorm the other day, if Christians politely disagreeing with one another can be called a Twitterstorm on social networking service Twitter...
New Movie Spotlights Christian Persecution – Too Late for Mideast (Column)
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist TOKYO, JAPAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A forthcoming film from famed director Martin Scorsese is set to confront the movie-going public with the persecution of Christians. It's “Silence,” based on the celebrated 1966 historical novel by Japanese Christian writer Shusaku Endo, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.
Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Say Experts (Column)
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist BAGHDAD, 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.
Feeling of Peace And Joy Amid Iraq’s Bloodshed
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist BAGHDAD, 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.