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Emergency aid for displaced families in Pemba. Credit: Johan Viljoen /

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Calls for Spiritual Solidarity amid Fear of Fresh Attacks

There is mounting fear of terrorist attacks in Pemba, the capital of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, a Catholic Priest and Communications official in the Diocese of Pemba has said.

Catholic Priest in CAR Nursing “serious injuries” After Mission Vehicle Hits Landmine

A Catholic Priest in the Central African Republic (CAR) is nursing “serious injuries” at a mission hospital after the vehicle he and two others were travelling in hit a land mine Wednesday, May 5.

A little girl of Ethiopia's Desanetch tribe poses at the entrance of a makeshift house/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

Catholic Priest in Troubled Tigray Region Says Ethiopia’s Situation Worsening Day by Day

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region that has been in war since last November is deteriorating each passing day, a Catholic Priest ministering in the country’s Northernmost region has said.

The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room/ Vatican Media. /

Priest with Cancer Dies 23 days After his Hospital Room Ordination

Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani, who was ordained to the priesthood in his hospital room on Holy Thursday with special permission from Pope Francis, has died of leukemia at the age of 31.

Fr. Izu Marcel Onyeocha who was kidnapped on April 10. He regained his freedom on April 12. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Abducted Nigerian Catholic Priest Freed After Weekend Ordeal “in stable condition”

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been abducted Saturday, April 10 has been freed and is “in stable condition,” the leadership of his Religious Order has confirmed.

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu who was kidnapped Monday, March 15 in Nigeria's Warri Diocese. / Courtesy Photo

Appeal for Prayers, Speedy, Safe Release of Nigerian Catholic Priest Kidnapped March 15

Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Warri Diocese for the safe and “speedy release” of the member of the Clergy who was abducted Monday, March 15.

Fr. Richard Oduor, Kenyan-born priest incardinated in South Sudan's Torit diocese who was arrested April 9, 2020 after he was discharged from hospital where he was being treated for COVID-19 / Fr. Richard Oduor

Prosecutor Asks More Time “to complete investigations” in Kenyan Cleric Case over COVID-19

The government of Kenya through the Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking more time “to complete investigations” in the case of the Kenyan-born Catholic priest, Fr. Richard Oduor, over allegations that he “knowingly” spread COVID-19.

Caption: Fr. Samuel Agwameseh, released after spending 3 days in captivity. / Fr. Charles Uganwa

Catholic Priest of Nigeria’s Issele-Uku Diocese, Freed by Abductors

A week after two Nigerian Catholic priests from Awka Diocese were released unharmed by abductors, another priest from Nigeria’s Issele-Uku Diocese in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Fr. Samuel Agwameseh has also been set free after three days with abductors, ACI Africa has been told. 

Fr. Arinze Madu, Vice Rector at Nigeria’s Queen of Apostles Spiritual Year Seminary, Enugu, kidnapped outside seminary gate on Monday, October 28, 2019 / Communications office Enugu Diocese, Nigeria

Nigerian Catholic Priest Kidnapped Outside Seminary Gate, Whereabouts Unknown

A couple of days since unknown gunmen “whisked away” Nigerian Fr. Arinze Madu, a diocesan Catholic priest serving at Nigeria’s Queen of Apostles Spiritual Year Seminary, Enugu diocese, there are concerns about the priest’s whereabouts as kidnappings targeting Church leaders seem to multiply in Africa’s most populous country, a source in Enugu diocese has told ACI Africa.