The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Nigeria has announced the “gruesome murder” of Fr. John Mark Cheitnum who kidnapped on July 15 alongside Fr. Denatus Cleopas, the latter having safely escaped from his captors.
Catholic Priests ministering in Kafanchan Diocese in Nigeria have been directed to celebrate Holy Mass in “Thanksgiving to God” following the safe release of Fr. Emmanuel Silas from captivity “barely 24 hours after his abduction”.
Prayers are being sought for the “quick and safe release” of a Catholic Priest kidnapped from his Parish residence in Kafanchan Diocese, Nigeria.
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan has decried the laxity in the government and international community’s response to the incessant attacks in the West African nation.
A Catholic Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Kaduna State that has experienced numerous attacks on innocent civilians has expressed the frustration of having to organize successive burials of victims of the violence in his parish and described those who have lost their lives as “martyrs” whose blood has not been shed “in vain.”