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Holy Ghost Cathedral in Nigeria's Enugu Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Week of Prayer Declared in Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese after Desecration by Priest’s Followers

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria has announced a week of prayer of atonement and reparation following a desecration incident by people reportedly linked to a member of the Clergy of the Nigerian Diocese.

St. Peter’s Low-Level Parish in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese. / Makurdi Diocese/Facebook Page.

Attempt to Desecrate Recently Reconsecrated Church in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese Thwarted

A fresh attempt to desecrate St. Peter’s Low-Level Parish in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese was thwarted Wednesday, October 21 by security officials guarding the church.

The Parish of Les Rois Mages, Akebe Ville in the Archdiocese of Libreville desecrated Saturday, September 12.

“Our Parish has been stabbed in the heart”: Parish Priest of Gabon’s Desecrated Church

The Priest in charge of a parish in Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese has described the September 12 desecration of the Church in which the man involved made away with the monstrance and the lunette as being “stabbed in the heart.”

Following Desecration of Convent Chapel in Malawi, Bishop Announces Novena Prayer

Following the desecration of chapel at the convent of Poverelle Sisters (PS) in Malawi’s Mangochi Diocese just over a week ago, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has announced a novena to “pray for those involved to be found and for justice to flow like a river.”

St. Mary’s Modeco Parish in the Catholic Diocese of Morogoro, Tanzania, closed this week following an incident of desecration on Monday, April 27. / Fr. Pius Onyango

Parish Church in Tanzania’s Morogoro Diocese Closed Over Desecration

St. Mary’s Modeco, one of the parishes in Tanzania’s Catholic diocese of Morogoro was closed early this week following an incident of desecration during the early hours of Monday, April 27, and Mass is being celebrated at the parish hall, Priests ministering at the parish have told ACI Africa.