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Late Fr. Alphonsus Bello (right) whose lifeless body was found in a farmland near the St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, Katsina State within Nigeria's Diocese of Sokoto. The whereabouts of Fr. Joe Keke (left) is still unknown after gunmen attacked their parish on 20 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Nigerian Catholic Priest Found Murdered Hours after Parish Attack, Another Missing

Hours after gunmen attacked a Catholic Parish in Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese, kidnapping two Priests, one of them has been found murdered, Clerics in the Diocese have confirmed.

Church leaders in Nigeria demonstrate against kidnappings targeting priests /

After Days with Abductors, Two Nigerian Priests Released Unharmed

Two Catholic priests from Nigeria’s Awka Diocese, Fr. Felix Efobi and Fr. Joseph Nweke, who were kidnapped December 6 while on their way to a wedding have been released unharmed.

This unique role for a select few men offers a profound lesson for our society today. / Pixabay

Why Catholic Priests Must Be Men

The argument usually focuses on Jesus having picked only men to be his Apostles, in spite of the fact that he clearly felt free to defy contemporary customs in a whole range of other areas of his ministry.