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Catholic Film on Rwandan Genocide Reveals Mary’s Unheeded Warning ahead of Killings

The mention of the 1994 Rwandan genocide ignites memories of one of the world’s worst genocides in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed. Not many, however, are aware that the Virgin Mary warned of the disaster through a series of apparitions.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerians Must Seek Help Through Rosary to Counter Killings, Catholic Archbishop Says

The apprehension and suffering that Nigeria is experiencing including what has been described as irrational killings and attacks can be countered by seeking perpetual help through praying the rosary, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Religious leaders in South Sudan's Western Equatorial state addressing journalists on the state of insecurity in their region/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Put a complete stop to ongoing killings”: South Sudan’s Equatoria State Religious Leaders

Religious leaders in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State are calling on the country’s government to intervene and put an end to what they have described as “the continuous culture of killings going on the State”.

The Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Youth Wing (YOWICAN). Credit: YOWICAN

“Enough is enough”: Nigeria’s Youth Christian Leaders Say Following Plateau State Killings

Christian youth leaders in Nigeria have condemned the increased killings in the country’s Plateau State and called for an end to the bloodshed. 

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Life has never been so cheap”, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Decry, Call for Responsibility

The rise in cases of abductions, killings, and property destruction in Nigeria is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops who, in a collective statement, are calling upon the government to “take full responsibility for the present culture of violence.”

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Urge Military to End Killings, Destruction of Farmlands

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the military and other security agencies to end killings and destruction of farmlands in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau State.

Fr. Norbert-Éric Abekan/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ivorian Priest Calls for Collaboration in Tackling Terrorism after Burkina Faso Killings

A Catholic Priest in Ivory Coast is advocating for collaborative strategies in the fight against terrorism following last weekend’s attack on Solham village in Burkina Faso during which at least 160 people lost their lives.

Archbishop Anthony Obinna of Nigeria’s Owerri Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Stop killings, convoke a Ceasefire Meeting”: Nigerian Archbishop to Imo State Governor

The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Owerri Archdiocese, which covers Imo State, has expressed concerns about killings of innocent citizens by “known and unknown gunmen” and called on the Governor of the Nigerian State to “convoke a Ceasefire Meeting.”

A map of Kaduna State in Northwest Nigeria/ Credit: Bioreports

Nigeria’s Church Leaders Condemn Sunday Killing, Abduction of Christians in Kaduna Region

Church leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna region have condemned the Sunday killing and abduction of Christians of a local church, saying the incident is an expression of the “sorry state of the security situation in the country and in particular, Kaduna State.”

Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province with the Chiefs of Kagoro and the Emir of Jama’a in Southern Kaduna Saturday, August 22.

“End senseless killings, not tomorrow but now”: Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Province

The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province within the territory of Kaduna State have expressed their pain over continued “senseless killings” in their pastoral jurisdiction and urged the people of God in the affected areas to end “the culture of death” immediately.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bishops in DR Congo Decry Renewed Conflict, Killings, want “cycle of violence” Prevented

Following incidences of renewed violence in the Eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in the killing of civilians, Bishops in the central African nation have expressed concern that, if not addressed urgently, their country could plunge “into a cycle of violence” that risks worsening the already deplorable living conditions of the Congolese.