“We lost three of our parishioners, and 36 people were kidnapped, the majority of whom were Catholics,” a Nigerian pastor says.
The claim that the Pentecost Sunday attack was related merely to resources, land, or climate change is "absurd," Stephen Rasche says.
The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’
Pope Francis has encouraged the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo in Nigeria and the people of God there to remain faithful to the Gospel message, which they need to continue defending with courage.
Radical Islamists in Egypt are using mothers and their children to wage war against Christianity in the Northern African country where religious persecution is said to be high.
The decision to remove Nigeria from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” was “totally unjustified,” and a backwards step in the fight against religious persecution, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said in a speech Nov. 23.
Christians all over the world continue to be persecuted on the basis of their faith, a Catholic Pontifical organization has said while announcing this year’s global call for religious freedom.