Islamic State

Turkish Police stand guard outside the scene of an armed attack at a Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey, on Jan. 28, 2024. Credit: Rudolf Gehrig/EWTN

Victim of Istanbul Attack was a Muslim Who Often Went to Catholic Mass

Jan 31, 2024

The sole victim of Sunday’s attack on a Catholic church in Istanbul was a Muslim man who regularly attended Mass, according to his relatives.

Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako | ACI MENA

Iraq’s President Revokes Recognition of Catholic Leader

Jul 17, 2023

Cardinal Louis Sako, patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, announced Saturday that he is withdrawing from his seat in Baghdad after Iraqi President Abdul Rashid revoked a decree recognizing him as head of the Christian Church in Iraq.

Pope Francis met Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege at the Vatican on 9 December 2022.

Pope’s Visit “strong signal, hope for peace” in Eastern DR Congo: Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Dec 11, 2022

The planned Papal visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) early next year signals peace for the people of God in the Eastern part of the country, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Denis Mukwege, has said.

St. Francis Xavier Owo Parish. Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC)

ISIS Affiliate Group Suspected as Perpetrators of Ondo Church Massacre in Nigeria

Jun 10, 2022

A Nigerian government official has laid blame on an Islamic militant group for the deadly church shooting on Pentecost that left dozens dead.

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Christian Entity Concerned about Sudanese Couple’s Prosecution for Converting from Islam

Jan 15, 2022

The leadership of the UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has expressed concern about the criminal prosecution of a Sudanese couple that converted from Islam to Christianity.

Fr. George Ehusani of Nigeria’s Lokoja Diocese, blessing some children during Holy Mass. Credit: Fr. George Ehusani/

Catholic Priest’s Psycho-Spiritual Initiative Seeks to Address Growing Trauma in Nigeria

Aug 5, 2021

Nigerians in the Northern part of the West African nation and other regions of the country that are experiencing militant attacks are traumatized, a Catholic Priest who spearheaded an institute that provides psycho-spiritual support for victims of religious extremism in the country has told ACI Africa.

Fr. George Ehusani of Nigeria’s Lokoja Diocese, the Executive Director and Lead Faculty of the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation
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How Sympathizers in Nigeria’s High-ranking Positions are Stalling Fight against Militants

Jul 23, 2021

Boko Haram sympathizers and other people who support the ideology of having Nigeria as an Islamic State are stalling the fight against militants in the West African country, an award-winning Catholic expert in the country has told ACI Africa.

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.  

Pope Francis is presented with an Aramaic prayer manuscript at the Vatican Feb. 10, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media/Ufficio Stampa FOCSIV.

Pope Francis Presented with Historic Prayer Manuscript Saved from Islamic State

Feb 10, 2021

Pope Francis was presented on Wednesday with a historic Aramaic prayer manuscript rescued from the Islamic State’s destructive occupation of northern Iraq.

Displaced persons in Maiduguri, who are being cared for by the local Church, in September 2014. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Islamists in Nigeria Kill Christian Hostages

Dec 27, 2019

The Islamic State group in Nigeria released a video Thursday claiming to show the killing of 11 Christian men.