Survivors of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that left 39 Catholics killed and more than 80 injured have recounted their experiences in the church on the fateful day.
A Nigerian Catholic Priest has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International shared with ACI Africa, recounted his experience of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that reportedly left dozens killed.
The chapel at the prison of Port-Bergé located in the North of Madagascar has been witnessing a rising number of “religious conversions”, with most of them joining the Catholic Church, a Catholic Bishop in the Island country in the Indian Ocean has said.
The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is completing the construction of an educational and pastoral center to support the learning of South Sudanese refugees at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in the Catholic Diocese of Arua, Uganda.
Pope Francis is scheduled to be in South Sudan in July, an Ecumenical visit that has raised expectations for a swifter peace process in the embattled African country.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kikwit in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has expressed joy as the Central African nation awaits the visit of Pope Francis, noting that the visit signifies the coming of St. Peter “to confirm us in the faith”.
The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan has recalled the 26 April 2021 incident when he was attacked and shot in both legs and attributed his survival to divine intervention.
In Burundi, Carmelite Sisters of the Infant Jesus are referred to as “mothers” owing to their relationship with locals who are still healing from decades of civil strife.
Cases of kidnapping in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province are on the rise, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Portugal, has reported, adding that the situation that also involves deep indoctrination of victims of militant attacks in the country is a matter of concern to the Catholic Church.
Boko Haram militants are expanding their operations to rural villages in Nigeria and on the border with other countries, a Catholic Priest in Cameroon has said, adding that the militants have paralyzed pastoral activities in a huge chunk of his Parish.
Two siblings who survived a kidnapping by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have narrated their harrowing encounter in the hands of their abductors, with one of them being shot and left for dead.
The parents of Leah Sharibu, a Nigerian teenager who was kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Northeastern Nigeria, are suffering, knowing that their daughter remains “fragile and abandoned” in captivity, Catholic Pontifical and charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said.
Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has joined other Christian entities in mourning the passing on of a renowned Eritrean Christian leader who has been held captive by the country’s authorities since his arrest in 2007.
A community in Egypt’s Diocese of Minya has embarked on a 15-day commemoration of the martyrdom of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians who were murdered in 2015 by Daesh jihadists.
Radical Islamists in Egypt are using mothers and their children to wage war against Christianity in the Northern African country where religious persecution is said to be high.
Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez, the Colombian Catholic Nun who was released in October last year in Mali after spending close to five years in captivity has recalled the testimony she gave about her faith that touched the hearts of her kidnappers.
Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has highlighted a number of African countries on the list of many countries in the world where Priests, Religious and Lay missionaries are facing the danger of killings, kidnappings and other forms of persecution.
The crisis in Nigeria seems to be a war against Christians in the West African nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Makurdi Diocese has said.
Displaced Christians in Burkina Faso are remembering with nostalgia how joyfully they celebrated Christmas before militants uprooted them from their homes, forcing them to seek refuge elsewhere.
Fr. Christopher, a Catholic Priest from the Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria, faces danger every time he travels to Pulka, a small town in the country’s Borno state to serve hundreds of refugees in the small town.