Diocese of Maiduguri

A victim of Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno State. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Held by Boko Haram for Nine Years, Victim Seeks Help at Catholic Trauma Healing Center

May 21, 2023

About a month ago, Susan Swa escaped Kangarwa, an Island on Lake Chad where Boko Haram militants had held her captive for nine years.

Fr. Joseph Bature Fidelis the Director of the Human Resource and Skills Acquisition for Trauma Healing Center of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri. Credit: Fr. Joseph Bature Fidelis

Priest Providing Trauma Therapy in Nigeria Recounts Near-death Experiences with Militants

May 18, 2023

Outside St. Hillary Nursery and Primary School of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, a middle-aged Priest gathered teachers and older learners and gave them general absolution. Everyone in the school thought they were going to die. 

Late Bishop Senan Loius O’Donnell. Credit: Courtesy Photo

May Former Bishop of Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese “rest now in the peace of the Risen Lord”

Apr 14, 2023

Officials of the Order of St. Augustine (OSA/Augustinians) have announced the passing on of their confrere, the former Bishop of Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese, and implored that his soul rests “in the peace of the Risen Lord”. 

Bishop Oliver Doeme inspecting a burnt church in Bahuli, Maiduguri. Credit: ACN

Nigerians Hoping for “a compassionate new president” to End Religious Intolerance: Bishop

Aug 1, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria has expressed optimism that Nigerians will get a president who has the needs of the people at heart in the country’s general elections.

Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi . Credit: CBCN

“Material means must never obscure supernatural dimension of Church”: Nuncio in Nigeria

Jul 9, 2022

Exposure to means of livelihood by world standards, including physical structures, material riches, and power “must never obscure” the people of God from heavenly values that define the “Church’s life and action”, the Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria has said.

Mons. John Bogna Bakeni, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese in Nigeria on 12 April 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints University Chaplain Auxiliary Bishop in Nigeria

Apr 12, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Chaplain of the All Saints Catholic Chaplaincy of the University of Maiduguri Auxiliary Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese in Nigeria.

Ash Wednesday celebration at St. Patrick cathedral in Maiduguri, Feb. 26, 2020/ AFP/Getty

Despite Danger, Clergy of Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese Ministers to Refugees of Terrorism

Jul 17, 2021

Father Joseph Bature Fidelis of the Diocese of Maiduguri is aware of the danger priests face from local Islamist terror groups.  

Fr. Elijah Juma Wada abducted last week in Nigeria's Maiduguri Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Prayer Appeal for Quick, Safe Release of Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese

Jul 6, 2021

Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese for the speedy and safe release of Fr. Elijah Juma Wada who was abducted last week.

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese.

Despite Boko Haram Insurgency, Christian Faith on the Rise in Nigeria: Catholic Bishop

Jan 8, 2021

Increased Boko Haram attacks meted against Christians in Nigeria are not undermining the practice of Christian faith in the West African country, a Catholic Bishop in one of the worst hit regions of the country has said.

“Shocked, disturbed, saddened”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria Following Killing of Farmers

Dec 8, 2020

Christian leaders in Nigeria have, in a collective statement circulated Sunday, December 6, expressed their shock and sorrow following last month’s killing of dozens of rice farmers in Borno State, located within the country’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri.