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Father John Mark Cheitnum, left, and Father Denatus Cleopas, right. Photos courtesy of Archdiocese of Kaduna.

Nigerian Diocese Seeking Prayers for “unconditional release” of Two Kidnapped Priests

Jul 16, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Nigeria has asked for prayers after two Catholic priests were kidnapped Friday, July 15 evening.

Priests protest at the funeral of Father Vitus Borogo in the archdiocese of Kaduna on June 30, 2022. Photos courtesy of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna

Nigerian Archbishop Cries at Gravesite of Slain Prest as Catholics Protest Violence

Jul 2, 2022

“People are tired of the killing," a priest from the Archdiocese of Kaduna told CNA.

Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. | CSW.

Catholic, Baptist Churches in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Attacked During Sunday Worship

Jun 20, 2022

Gunmen have reportedly attacked worshippers at Catholic and Baptist churches in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in Nigeria, the Nigerian State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs has confirmed.

Kaduna State CAN Chairman, Pastor Joseph Hayab. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State “grieving” amid Persistent Attacks, Killings

Mar 26, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed sadness over persistent attacks and killings in the West African nation.

Headquarters of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State. Credit: CAN Kaduna State/Facebook

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Central Bank Leadership to Investigate Loan Sharks

Mar 24, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to look into loan sharks who are taking advantage of the economic challenges in the West African nation to extort money from innocent Nigerians.

Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. Credit: CSW.

We Must Not Pass Crime to Future Generations: Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Mar 14, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are calling for a break in the cycle of banditry, murders and other forms of crime that have affected the State saying the vices should not be passed on to future generations. 

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Christian Entity Concerned about Severity of Kidnapping in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Feb 13, 2022

The recent kidnapping and release of a Catholic Priest and the abduction of an intermediary who was delivering ransom payment in Nigeria’s Kaduna State indicate the severity of kidnappings in Nigeria, officials of the UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), have said.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Urge Immediate End to “new wave of killings”

Jan 27, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling for an immediate end to the renewed cycle of killings, reportedly occasioned by the murder of a herder in the State. 

Kaduna State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Growing “beyond our imagination”: Christian Leaders

Nov 14, 2021

The heightened level of insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is a cause for concern for members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the region who are saying the security crisis has gone “beyond our imagination.” 

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Nigeria’s Religious Leaders Blame Church Attack on Move to Shut Communication Services

Nov 10, 2021

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has blamed the reported killing and kidnappings in a church in Kaduna State on the government’s closure of telecommunication services in some parts of the Nigerian State.