A Catholic Priest in Nigeria is urging authorities in the West African nation to be more strategic in addressing insurgency in the country, and not to only rely on the military approach.
The Church in Nigeria has distinguished herself as the voice of the people, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation and researcher on insurgency has said, and challenged religious leaders to do more especially in articulating the depth of Christian persecution in the country.
Christians in Burkina Faso who had abandoned the Church are coming back much stronger, a Catholic Priest serving in the West African nation that is experiencing a high level of persecution has said.
A missionary priest working in one of the most dangerous countries in the world said this month that “immense” work from religious leaders and mediators is needed to heal the “physical and psychological” damage wrought by years of anti-Christian Islamic violence there.
The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) has condemned the criminalization of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Monday ‘sit-at-home’ order in Nigeria’s Enugu State, saying that the move amounts to impunity.
Over 50 armed groups, most of them jihadist movements, have sprung up in Nigeria since 2015 targeting Christians, a new report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) has established.
Some Nigerian State officials are working in cahoots with jihadist mercenaries to grab land from Christians in the West African country, researchers at the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) have established.
The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) is petitioning for the prosecution of over 30 top current and former government officials in Nigeria for killings of Christians in the West African country.
Pope Francis has urged Christians not to be afraid of suffering criticism, economic loss, and persecution for being faithful to what the Church teaches.
Nigerian bishop Wilfred Anagbe recently sat down with CNA in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ongoing persecution and killings of Catholics in his country, which has grown so much in recent years that, he said, “it has become a daily occurrence.”
Many individuals and organizations who vehemently spoke against Christian persecution in Nigeria are now silent, a Catholic human rights defender has said, noting that most activists no longer criticize the government amid increasing violation of rights because “they have been bought”.
Outside St. Hillary Nursery and Primary School of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, a middle-aged Priest gathered teachers and older learners and gave them general absolution. Everyone in the school thought they were going to die.
Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari’s hand-over on May 29 will be followed by the launch of a report detailing his government’s failure to address attacks against Christians in the West African nation, and “aiding” most of the persecution.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has termed as “unacceptable” the continued holding in captivity of Leah Sharibu, the only remaining student who has not been released since the 2018 Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapping.
“Oh, what sorrow to have watched three of my parishioners shot dead in cold blood, right before my eyes — and I couldn’t do anything,” Nigerian parish priest Father Bako Francis Awesuh, 37, shared in a new Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) report published Friday.
As President Joe Biden welcomes leaders from over 40 African nations this week, religious freedom advocates are calling for the U.S. government to recognize the rising persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
Pope Francis in his Angelus address on Sunday honored an Italian missionary sister who was killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique.
Luka Binniyat, a Catholic human rights reporter, is facing prison after writing an article in which the Nigerian government was criticized for its inaction in the face of an ongoing threat to Christian communities.
Christians in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and in many other African countries experiencing religious persecution are being forced to practice their faith in hiding for fear of attacks, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.