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Fr. Oliver Buba, abducted Tuesday 21 May 2024 in Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Yola Diocese

Nigeria’s Yola Catholic Diocese Appeals for “quick, safe release” of Abducted Priest

May 21, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has, “with sadness”, announced the abduction of Fr. Oliver Buba in “the early hours” of Tuesday, May 21, and is appealing for his “quick and safe release”.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Yola Diocese

Nigeria’s Economic Situation “becoming worse day by day”: Catholic Bishop Decries High Cost of Living

May 6, 2024

The economic situation in the West African nation of Nigeria is worsening by the day, and ordinary citizens have difficulty making ends meet, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Yola has said. 

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Yola

“Nigeria is really sick, even food has become a luxury”, Catholic Bishop Laments, Highlights Insecurity, Inflation

Mar 20, 2024

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola is concerned about the state of the West African nation, where he says people’s livelihoods have been adversely affected amid “galloping inflation” and insecurity. 

Elderly Couple in Nigeria Lauded for “uncommon faith in the Eucharist” at Wedding

Mar 1, 2024

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has praised an elderly Catholic couple who he joined in Holy Matrimony for exhibiting immense faith in the Eucharist.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria. Credit: ACI Africa

Nowhere Safe, “nobody knows his fate”: Catholic Bishop on Insecurity in Nigeria’s Capital

Jan 30, 2024

Insecurity in Abuja, Nigeria, is worsening with residents of the West African nation’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fearing for their lives even in the confines of their houses, a Catholic Bishop has said.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza presenting the sum of 150,000 Naira to one of the Victims of Boko Haram Insurgency. Credit: Yola Diocese

Nigerian Diocese Reaches Out to Hundreds of Female Victims of Boko Haram Insurgency

Jan 23, 2024

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has reached out to 300 female victims of Boko Haram Insurgency in the country’s Adamawa State with financial support.

Bishop Stephen Mamza of Yola Diocese in Nigeria laying the foundation for a Chapel for Prison Inmates at the Yolde Pate Correctional Center. Credit: Yola Diocese

Catholic Diocese in Nigeria Constructing Chapel in Prison to Provide “solace” to Inmates

Dec 8, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria is constructing a Chapel at the Yolde Pate Correctional Center to provide a place of worship and solace to inmates.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria. Credit: ACI Africa

Despite Boko Haram Atrocities, “find a place in our hearts to forgive”: Nigerian Bishop

Nov 21, 2023

There is need for Christians in Nigeria to let go the pain they may be harboring against members of Boko Haram, who have caused them traumatic experiences, by making the decision to forgive, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has said.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza during the launch of the Green Revolution Tree Campaign in Yola Diocese. Credit: Yola Diocese

Catholic Diocese in Nigeria to “fight desert encroachment” in Tree Planting Initiative

Jul 21, 2023

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has launched a campaign to plant thousands of trees aimed at addressing the “desert encroachment” and other related challenges.