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Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Crisis in Nigeria “increasingly looks like a jihad against Christians”: Catholic Bishop

Dec 19, 2021

The crisis in Nigeria seems to be a war against Christians in the West African nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Makurdi Diocese has said. 

Map showing Nigeria's Zamfara State. Credit: Public Domain

Close Churches or Risk Attacks, Nigerian “Fulani association” Warns Christians in a Letter

Dec 1, 2021

Christians in Nigeria’s Zamfara State have, in an “anonymous letter” circulated by the office of the State Commissioner of Police, been cautioned against public worship in churches lest they be attacked, abducted, and their places of worship torched.  

Sulieman Buhafss. Credit: CSW

Human Rights Body Demands Release of Algerian Christian Detained for Abandoning Islam

Sep 5, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, is demanding the release of an Alafia Christian man who has been on the wrong side of the government for abandoning Islam in favor of Christianity.

Flag of Nigeria on soldiers arm. Credit: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock

Over 3,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2021, Highest in Years: Intersociety Report

Jul 30, 2021

Thousands of Christians have been hacked to death by militants in Nigeria in the first 200 days of 2021, a recent investigation has established, further revealing that the number is the highest in years.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges Muslims, Christians to Reflect on Peace on “Eid al-Adha”

Jul 19, 2021

Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have been urged to reflect on the need for peace and peaceful coexistence during Eid al-Adha, the annual Islamic celebration to be marked in the West African nation and other countries around the world this year on Tuesday, July 20.

Coptic Cross/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Few Still Regard Christians in Egypt as “second-class citizens”, Catholic Charity Told

Jun 28, 2021

A Religious leader in Egypt has reported “few incidents” where Christianity is regarded as an inferior religion in the Northeast African nation despite the country having made what has been referred to as immense progress in religious freedom.

Some beneficiaries of the Hungarian Scholarship for “Christian Young People” with the staff of EWTN Hungary. Credit: EWTN Hungary

Kenyan Beneficiaries of Hungarian Scholarship for Christians Eager to Transform Societies

Jun 10, 2021

Kennedy Mutua, a Kenyan postgraduate student pursuing climate change at a University in Hungary is eager to implement top-notch technologies in environmental conservation when he returns to Kenya.

Map for Somalia, a territory under the jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu. Credit: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

“Christians have gradually been marginalized”: Apostolic Administrator in Somalia

Apr 29, 2021

The minority Christian population in Somalia has been gradually marginalized, the Apostolic Administrator of the country’s only Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu has said.

Late Sheikh Aima Mamadou Traore Boikary who died April 13 reportedly after a long illness. He was 77 years old. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Clergy in Ivory Coast Eulogizes Muslim Leader as Interreligious Dialogue “ardent artisan”

Apr 14, 2021

Following the death of the President of the Higher Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs (COSIM) in Ivory Coast, members of the Clergy in the West African country have expressed their condolences to the Muslim community, describing the late religious leader as an “ardent artisan” interreligious dialogues, particularly between Muslims and Christians.

Fr. Bonaventure Kwofie, outgoing parish Priest of St. Stephen Catholic Church at Darkuman in Accra with Children of the Catholic Youth Organisation (CYO) during his send-off Mass on Sunday, September 20, 2020. / ACI Africa.

“We must fight societal indiscipline with zeal,” Cleric in Ghana Urges Christians, Muslims

Sep 22, 2020

A Catholic Priest in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has expressed concern over rising cases of indiscipline and lack of respect for elders and family values, a situation he says calls for total change of heart of the people of God in the West African country who he says go to churches and mosques in large numbers.

The Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi.

Address Christians, Muslims “antagonism” in Nigeria: Papal Representative to Government

Aug 20, 2020

The Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria has called on the government to address the “antagonism” between Christians and Muslims in the West African country and enforce the rule of law saying the faithful of both religions suffer equally from the reported skirmishes in the country.

Resurrection of the Flesh, fresco by Luca Signorelli in the San Brizio chapel of Orvieto Cathedral (1499-1502) / Catholic News Agency

Why Christians Believe in Resurrection, Not Reincarnation

Apr 12, 2020

Every time Christians recite the Apostles’ Creed, they affirm their belief in what will happen to them after death: “'I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.”

Bishop Georges Varkey Puthiyakulangara of Port-Bergé Diocese, in the North of Madagascar. He is concerned about islamization in Madagascar / Aid to the Church in Need International

Threat of Islamization to Church in Madagascar, Women Paid to Wear Islam Garments

Mar 1, 2020

Radical Islamization in Madagascar is at the heart of the emerging challenges that the island country in the Indian Ocean is battling with amid high levels of corruption, illiteracy and poverty, a native Bishop has disclosed in a recent interview.