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Father John Mark Cheitnum, left, and Father Denatus Cleopas, right. Photos courtesy of Archdiocese of Kaduna.

Nigerian Diocese Seeking Prayers for “unconditional release” of Two Kidnapped Priests

Jul 16, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Nigeria has asked for prayers after two Catholic priests were kidnapped Friday, July 15 evening.

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Christian in Nigerian Village Claim Military Helicopter Fired on Them, Not Bandits

Jul 4, 2022

Authorities deny the charge and have tried to reassure villagers the government is on their side.

Priests protest at the funeral of Father Vitus Borogo in the archdiocese of Kaduna on June 30, 2022. Photos courtesy of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna

Nigerian Archbishop Cries at Gravesite of Slain Prest as Catholics Protest Violence

Jul 2, 2022

“People are tired of the killing," a priest from the Archdiocese of Kaduna told CNA.

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins, pictured on Oct. 13, 2018. Damien Storan via Shutterstock.

Recent Church Massacre in Nigeria Not Linked to Climate Change: Bishop to Irish President

Jun 13, 2022

The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’

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

Aug 15, 2020

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.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

European Bishops Call for EU Support of Persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Jul 4, 2020

The president of the European bishops’ commission has promised persecuted Christians in Nigeria that he will advocate for increased support from the European Union.