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Latest stories: Christian persecution

Nigerian security operatives during a military operation. / Oluwafemi Dawodu/Shutterstock

Knights of Columbus Praise US Listing of Nigeria as 'Country of Particular Concern'

The Knights of Columbus has praised the United States for listing Nigeria as among the worst countries for religious freedom, and calling renewed attention to the mass killings of Christians in Nigeria.

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Pope Francis Asks Mary "Mother of Hope" to Intercede for Nigeria's Persecuted Christians

Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Mother of Hope,” for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians and for peace in conflicts in Africa.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 8, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

Do Not Fear Persecution, Violence: Pope Francis to Catholics

Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged Christians to fear sin, not the hostility, violence, or persecution they may face when sharing the Gospel with the world.

A priest signs the forehead of a child as catholics take part in the Ash Wednesday celebration at the St. Patrick cathedral in Maiduguri on February 26, 2020. Credit: AFP/Getty /

Nigerian Priest: ‘I want the world to know of the suffering of our people’ 

“The underlying point of all these attacks is to drive away any Western ideology, Western form of living, and institute the caliphate,” Fr. Jospeph Bature said.

Nigerian Fr. Nicholas Oboh, kidnapped on February 14, 2020 and released February 18, 2020 / Augustine Mario/Twitter

Recently Abducted Nigerian Priest, Fr. Nicolas Oboh “has regained his freedom”

The Nigerian priest who had been kidnapped by gunmen Nigeria’s Edo State towards the end of last week, Fr. Nicolas Oboh, has been freed, a message from his diocese of Uromi has confirmed.

Fr. Nicholas Oboh. / Augustine Mario/Twitter

BREAKING: Nigerian Priest Abducted in New Attack

Fr. Nicholas Oboh of the Diocese of Uromi has been abducted by gunmen in the state of Edo in the southwest region of the country.

Thomas Heine-Beldern, President of Aid to the Church in Need /

“2019 one of the bloodiest for Christians in history”: Head of Global Catholic Charity

The President of the international Catholic pastoral charitable organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Thomas Heine-Beldern, has described the just ended year, 2019, as a year with a significantly high record of attacks targeting Christians across the globe, including Africa where Christians have been murdered in West Africa.

Pope Francis and UN Secretary General António Guterres in the Vatican Apostolic Palace Dec. 20, 2019. Credit: credit: EWTN-CNA/Evandro Inetti/Vatican Pool /

Pope Francis and UN Secretary General record video urging religious freedom, climate protection

Pope Francis and the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres recorded a video message together at the Vatican Friday in which the two leaders urge the importance of religious freedom, human dignity, and environmental protection.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 13, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Pope Francis Urges Dialogue in Face of Ongoing Jihadist Violence in Burkina Faso

Pope Francis urged interreligious dialogue in Burkina Faso Wednesday as ongoing violence by jihadist groups has killed more than 750 people in the West African country this year.