Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani ‘Still Alive’, Awaiting Verdict

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who faces execution for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and embrace Islam was still alive Thursday, March 29, "through the power of Jesus Christ and prayers", an official assisting him told BosNewsLife.

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

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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.

U.S. Condemns Iran For Threatening To Execute Pastor

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The United States has condemned reported plans by Iran to execute an Iranian pastor if he does not abandon his faith in Christ, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, July 12.  

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Church and Market Blasts Kill Dozens

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christians BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants targeted Christians in two seperate bomb attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Christmas Day, killing at least 37 people and raising fears that the embattled Christian minority will face a new wave of extremism, officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Churches Cancel Christmas Services Amid Security Fears

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iraq have canceled several church services, including traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses, amid fears of more violence after more than a dozen bonbings in the capital Baghdad killed some 60 people this week and other violence claims at least 7 lives elsewhere, Catholic and other church officials said.

Putting a Face to Suffering (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin Roth BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Assyrian Christians continue to suffer at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State, a newly published book of images is set to raise awareness in the West of their plight.

Pope Francis Prays for Persecuted Christians in Iraq

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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...

EU Urged To Make Religious Freedom Priority After Deadly Clashes

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian member of the European Parliament has urged the European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, to make more rights for Egyptian Christians, also known as Copts, a policy priority and to develop an EU strategy for religious freedom.

NEWS ALERT: Iraq Churches Cancel Christmas Services After Violence, Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- "Many" church services have been canceled in Iraq over the Christmas period following deadly attacks and new terror threats, several church groups said Friday December 24.

Author: ‘Mideast Christians Pathologically anti-Semitic’; Secret Sin Revealed (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnistlumasimms 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.”