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Logo of Christ the King Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

All Three Seminarians Abducted from Nigerian Major Seminary Freed

The three Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Theology in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese who were abducted Monday, October 11 after their seminary came under attack have been released, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed. 

Entrance to the Christ the King Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese where three seminarians were abducted. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Major Seminary in Nigeria Attacked, Three Theology Seminarians Abducted

Three Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Theology at a Seminary of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese were abducted Monday, October 11 after the Catholic institution came under attack, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed. 

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Governors’ Hateful Utterances “not a good example for our people”: Nigerian Archbishop

The hateful utterances between two Governors in Nigeria are a cause for concern for a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation who has said such “confrontation” is not a good public show to ordinary people.

Fr. Benson Bulus Luka, freed Tuesday, 14 September 2021 after 24hours in captivity in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese. Credit: Kafanchan Diocese

Nigerian Catholic Priest Regains Freedom “barely 24 hours after his kidnap”

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who was kidnapped from his Parish residence in the Diocese of Kafanchan on Monday, September 13 has been freed.

Fr. Benson Bulus Luka, kidnapped from his Parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese on 13 September 2021. Credit: Kafanchan Diocese

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

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

Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province with the Chiefs of Kagoro and the Emir of Jama’a in Southern Kaduna. Credit: Archdiocese of Kaduna

Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Province Deplore Religious Extremism, Urge “nobility of faith”

The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have bemoaned the heightened insecurity orchestrated by religious extremists in the West African nation and called on the people of God in the country to stand together and reclaim “nobility of faith.” 

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Burial of Murdered Nigerian Priest, Archbishop Prays for “repentance, conversion"

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has, at the burial ceremony of Fr. Alphonsus Bello who was murdered May 20, invited the people of God in the West African nation to pray for  the conversion of the Priest's killers. 

Map of Nigeria showing the various states including Kaduna where 11 people including a Catholic Priest were recently kidnapped. Credit: Public domain

Catholic Priest among 11 people Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese

A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese is among eleven people who were reportedly kidnapped by bandits on the morning of Monday, May 17 in an incident in which eight people lost their lives. 

Fr. Habila Daboh - Rector of Nigeria's Good Shepherd Seminary / Fr. Habila Daboh

Nigeria’s Seminarians “more determined to study for priesthood” Since Murder of Colleague

A year after gunmen attacked the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Kaduna, kidnapped four Seminarians and later killed one of them, the Rector of the formation center says Seminarians there are “more determined than ever” in their journey to Priesthood.

The Zamfara Girls received at a State Government Building after their release / Courtesy Photo

Hundreds of Nigerian Schoolgirls Abducted Last Week Released Safely, Governor Confirms

The Nigerian schoolgirls who had been, last Friday, abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS) Jangebe in Zamfara State within Nigeria’s Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna, have been released.

Late Michael Nnadi / Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria

Nigeria in Need of Fearless Preachers of Gospel: Bishop at Late Seminarian’s Memorial

At the celebration of Holy Eucharist marking the first anniversary since Seminarian Michael Nnadi was murdered, the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Minna Diocese has underscored the need for fearless preachers of the Gospel in the example of the late Seminarian.

Nigeria's Kaduna State and other neighboring states / Public Domain

Call for Prayer after Bandits Torch Church, Kill Three in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese

A Priest in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has asked for prayers after the attack that saw bandits torch a Catholic church, kill three people, and kidnap another three over the weekend. 

Nigeria's Kaduna State and other neighboring states / Public Domain

Reports of Arson Attack on Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese Church “not true at all”: Cleric

Reports that the Holy Family Catholic Church in Kikwari village of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Kaduna has been torched are false, the Priest in-charge has told ACI Africa in an interview. 

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, speaking during the Kaduna Archdiocesan Pastoral Council meeting Wednesday, November 25. / Kaduna Archdiocese Facebook Page.

“Too much concentration of power has made governors lazy”: Nigerian Archbishop

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has attributed the seeming lack of creativity on the part of Governors to take control of their respective State resources, arguing that devolution has not been realized in the West African nation.