“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.
A Nigerian government official has laid blame on an Islamic militant group for the deadly church shooting on Pentecost that left dozens dead.
Nigeria’s Federal government needs “to double efforts” at all levels to stop the threat posed by terrorism and banditry in the country, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.
Catholic Journalists in West Africa have been cautioned against a journalism practice that seems to promote activities of terrorism in the Sahel region.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has condemned the sharp increase in attacks targeting Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau State since the August 14 attack and killing of 23 commuters in the Nigerian State, saying that those behind the subsequent killings appear to be enjoying high level support to advance their agenda.
Father Joseph Bature Fidelis of the Diocese of Maiduguri is aware of the danger priests face from local Islamist terror groups.
At the Eucharistic celebration organized at the Vatican to pray for peace in Burkina Faso, Francis Cardinal Arinze reflected on terrorism in Africa, delinking the menace from religion.
A Catholic Priest in Ivory Coast is advocating for collaborative strategies in the fight against terrorism following last weekend’s attack on Solham village in Burkina Faso during which at least 160 people lost their lives.
Pope Francis will meet with families of the victims of the Nice basilica attack, the city’s mayor said Saturday at the national memorial service for the victims.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have outlined four conditions that could guarantee peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections in the West African nation slated to take place on November 22.
Pope Francis Tuesday marked the first anniversary of the joint signing of the Abu Dhabi document on human fraternity with a video message urging an end to extremism and terrorism.
Following the murder of two Salesian Missionary priests working in Burkina Faso earlier this year, members of the Catholic Press Union in the west African nation of Togo (UCAP-Togo) have, on the occasion of their annual recollection day Sunday, December 1, offered special prayers for Fr. César Antonio Ferdnandez and Fr. Fernando Hernàndez as well as other victims of terrorism across the globe.
A group of gunmen burned down a Catholic Church during Sunday Mass and killed at least six people, including a priest, in the west African nation of Burkina Faso this morning.