Should persecution against Christians in Nigeria continue, the West African nation will have the highest number of people killed because of their faith in the 21st century, the Rector of St. Augustine Major Seminary Jos has said.
Formators at Good Shepherd Major Seminary of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna are risking their lives every day as they travel to and fro the formation facility that does not have adequate accommodation for them.
Last year, 2023, was a difficult year for Br. Peter Olarewaju, a postulant at the Benedictine Monastery in Nigeria’s Ilorin Diocese, who was kidnapped alongside two others at the monastery. Br. Olarewaju underwent different kinds of torture. He watched as his companion, Br. Godwin Eze, was murdered.
Contemplative Nuns from some 35 Monasteries in eight Anglophone African countries have been beneficiaries of a training on safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults aimed at creating “a safe church for everybody”.