Migrants transiting through Niger after failing to make it from home undergo numerous challenges, including feelings of defeat and shame, a Catholic Priest in the West African country who interacts with the returnees on a daily basis has said.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has decried the increasing division in the country, noting that Catholic Priests are being killed “in the most barbaric manner” owing to what he describes as “religious fanaticism and ethnic bigotry” in the West African nation.
The Director of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) has said that the people of God in the region have welcomed the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality that is at the consultation phase at the level of the continent as “a gift from God”.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province are urging the government to strengthen security measures so as to protect the life and properties of Nigerians.
At least 11 people, most of them Catholics, were killed when alleged Fulani herdsmen attacked a village around Abagena camp of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese on the night of Thursday, January 19, a Catholic Priest has told ACI Africa in an interview.
Next month’s general elections in Nigeria offer the electorate “a long-awaited opportunity” to have a new crop of democratically elected leaders, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have said.
Pope Francis has invoked prayers for the soul of Fr. Isaac Achi, the Nigerian Catholic Priest who was murdered on Sunday, January 15 following an attack on Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of Minna Diocese in Nigeria.
Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Nigeria (CMSN) have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to “be proactive” in addressing to the challenges of the people of God in the West African country and secure the nation.
Nigeria has permitted violence to take root and to spread across the country, with vulnerable communities bearing the brunt, the leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has said.
The Local Ordinary of Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has cautioned the people of God in the West African nation against the tendency to passively consume “spiritual goods” in general and the message and person of Jesus Christ in particular.
The Catholic charity foundations, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), and Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, have condemned the Sunday, January 15 attack on Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria in which the Parish Priest was killed and his Assistant left in critical condition.
Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) are demanding the arrest of people who torched down Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in an attack that resulted in the death of the Parish Priest.
The Parish Priest of Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria was killed following an attack on the Nigerian Parish during the early hours of Sunday, January 15.
The Catholic Diocese of Ekiti in Nigeria is calling on the people of God to pray for the safe release of Fr. Michael Olubunmi Olofinlade who was kidnapped on Saturday, January 14.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for electoral reforms ahead of the elections slated for February 25.
Over 40 people have been killed in Nigeria’s Benue State in the two months that ended on January 9, a report shared by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi indicates.
Dozens of abductees are still being held in captivity following the Christmas Day attack on Angwan Aku Village in Kaduna, a state located in the North of Nigeria, a Catholic Priest in the West African country has told ACI Africa in an interview.
John Cardinal Onaiyekan has cautioned politicians against any attempts to manipulate the results of next month’s general elections to their favor “if not voted for”.
With high levels of insecurity, increasing poverty, amid the worst type of inflation that Nigeria has seen in years, the West African country has survived the worst year in recent history, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.
The Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese in Nigeria has declined the Maiden State of Honors award 2022 Commander, Ebonyi Hall of Fame (CEHF), which he was being offered by Ebonyi State government.