Minna Diocese

Fr. Paul Sanogo (left) and Seminarian Melchior Maharini (right) who were kidnapped from their community of Missionaries of Africa (M.Afr.) in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Minna. Credit: Vatican Media

“We came back stronger”: Priest, Seminarian Abducted in Nigeria Recall Three-week Ordeal

Sep 4, 2023

Fr. Paul Sanogo and Seminarian Melchior Maharini who were kidnapped from their community of Missionaries of Africa (M.Afr.) in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Minna came back to the community on August 23 weary, traumatized, and sick.

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Priest, Seminarian Released after “traumatizing experience” with Kidnappers in Nigeria

Aug 24, 2023

The Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers/M.Afr) have announced the release of two of their members who were kidnapped from a Nigerian Diocese on August 2, noting that the two are in good health despite their “traumatizing experience”.

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Prayer Appeal Sent for Missionary Priest, Seminarian Abducted from Nigerian Diocese

Aug 3, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria has sent out a prayer appeal for the safe release of a Priest and seminarian reportedly abducted from the Diocese on Thursday, August 3.

Bishop Luka Sylvester Gopep addresses participants during the annual meeting of the Family, Health and Human Life Unit (FHLU) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Bishop Decries Negative Effects on Marriage Institution, Authentic Love

Jun 4, 2023

Negative tendencies including “selfishness and destructive ambitions” have negatively impacted on the institution of marriage, a Nigerian Catholic Bishop has said.

Fr. Leo Raphael Ozigi, kidnapped in NIgeria's Minna Diocese on 27 March 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest among 45 People Kidnapped from Parish of Minna Diocese, Nigeria

Mar 28, 2022

A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria’s Minna Diocese is among 45 people who were reportedly abducted Sunday, March 27 evening, Nigeria Catholic Network (NCN) has reported.