BREAKING NEWS: Priest Shot Dead In Zanzibar; Pastor Beheaded On Mainland

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service 300px-fort-zanzibarZANZIBAR, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Catholic priest was shot dead Sunday, February 17, on his way to church in Tanzania's semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, just days after a pastor was beheaded by suspected Muslim extremists on the mainland, officials and Christians said.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Top Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies At 98 (Breaking)

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News story via the Voice of America. Click: VOAHungaryiWarCrimes By Stefan J.Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife scatarynowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A 98-year-old Hungarian man who topped the dwindling list of surviving Nazi war crimes suspects has died in the hospital while awaiting trial for allegedly sending nearly 16,000 Jews to the death camps. The announcement about László Csatáry's death was made on Monday, August 12, in Budapest.

Aid Workers: ‘Hundreds of Christians Slaughtered In Ethiopia’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- Muslim militants have killed hundreds of Christians, including pregnant women, children, and whole...

Egypt Urged To Protect Christians After Murder Orthodox Priest

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have urged Egypt's government to increase the security of Christians and other minorities after a 50-year-old Coptic Orthodox priest from Upper Egypt was stabbed to death, and another was wounded, by a suspected Islamic militant.

Breaking News: Dozens Killed In Israeli Strike; Christians Concerned

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By BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos and BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent George Whitten reporting from Israel dotz06010906katavasmall_cropped2JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) –- At least 40 people were killed and over 50 injured when the Israeli Air Force struck a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip in what it said was a response to repeated mortar and rocket attacks from militants of the Hamas group.

Iraq Christians Caught In Middle After Provincial Poll

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By Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent with reporting from Iraq iraqiMOSUL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made a strong showing in Saturday's provincial elections, but it was unclear whether life would improve for the country's embattled Christian minority.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Refuses To Abandon Crimea

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 crimeapic By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)--Ukraine's interim government has warned that it will not give up the Crimean Peninsula where Russian forces have surrounded military bases and other sites, but that it will try to resolve the crisis there peacefully. The announcement comes after Russian forces attempted to occupy a Ukrainian air force base and amid concerns over plans by Russian legislators to annex the region.

Eritrea Detains 122 Christians In Latest Crackdown

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- More than 120 Christians have been detained in Eritrea in a government-backed crackdown on unregistered denominations across the troubled African nation, Christian activists told BosNewsLife Thursday, June 15.

Hungary’s Orbán Meets Pope Francis After Pledging To Tackle Christian Persecution

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest orbanpopeBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Pope Francis last week after he pledged that his nation wants to tackle the persecution of Christians at a time when Europe faces a massive refugee crisis.