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Diocese of Kafanchan

Late Fr. John Mark Cheitnum. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Diocese Announces “gruesome murder” of One of Two Abducted Priests

Jul 19, 2022

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.

Fr. Emmanuel Silas, freed in Nigeria's Kafanchan Diocese after 24 hours in captivity. Credit: Kafanchan Diocese

Nigerian Catholic Diocese Directs Offering “Mass of Thanksgiving” after Priest’s Release

Jul 5, 2022

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”.

Fr. Emmanuel Silas, abducted in Nigeria's Kafanchan Diocese on 4 July 2022. Credit: Kafanchan Diocese

Prayers Sought for “quick, safe release” of Catholic Priest in Kafanchan Diocese, Nigeria

Jul 5, 2022

Prayers are being sought for the “quick and safe release” of a Catholic Priest kidnapped from his Parish residence in Kafanchan Diocese, Nigeria.

Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Decries Government, International Laxed Response to Attacks

Mar 27, 2022

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.

Fr. Sam Ebute prays over a mass grave in Nigeria. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

“The blood of these martyrs will not be in vain”, Cleric on Killings in Nigeria

Sep 27, 2020

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.”