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“Praise be to our God”: Nigeria Christian Leaders on Rhoda Jatau Release after 18 Months

Dec 11, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have welcomed the release of Rhoda Jatau Ya'u from Bauchi Prison after 18 months of detention.

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Nigerian Teen Whose Christian Conversion Triggered Death Threats Granted Restraining Order

Aug 28, 2023

An 18-year-old Nigerian Christian convert has been granted a court order protecting her from her father and brothers, who have been threatening to kill her for leaving the Islamic religion.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Kukah Foundation

In Nigeria, “there is no problem between Christians and Muslims”, Catholic Bishop Says

Sep 5, 2022

There is no problem between members of the two major religious groups in Nigeria, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in the West African nation has said in reference to Christians and Muslims.

President Muhammadu Buhari/Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Double Efforts to Halt Menace of “terrorism, all banditry in Nigeria”: Christian Leaders

Oct 24, 2021

Nigeria’s Federal government needs “to double efforts” at all levels to stop the threat posed by terrorism and banditry in the country, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

Logo of the Society of African Missions (SMA). Credit: SMA

Catholics, Muslims in Collaboration to Build New Catholic School in a Liberian Diocese

Sep 14, 2021

Catholics and Muslims are collaborating in the ongoing construction of a Catholic school under the auspices of members of the Society of African Missions (SMA) at a village in Liberia’s Gbarnga Diocese.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges Muslims, Christians to Reflect on Peace on “Eid al-Adha”

Jul 19, 2021

Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have been urged to reflect on the need for peace and peaceful coexistence during Eid al-Adha, the annual Islamic celebration to be marked in the West African nation and other countries around the world this year on Tuesday, July 20.

Frontpage of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Constitution Favors Muslims, Puts Christians “at disadvantage”: Catholic Bishops

Jun 11, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have calling for a review of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution saying it favors Muslims, puts “Christians and adherents of other religions at a disadvantage,” and does not augur “well for the unity and progress of the country.”

Marie-Catherine Persévérance Kingbo. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Charity Mourns Missionary Nun Who Served the Poor in Muslim Dominated Niger

May 28, 2021

The Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is mourning the passing on of a Catholic missionary Nun who dedicated her life to the service of the poor in Niger, a country with a tiny percentage of Christians.

Archbishop Djalwana Laurent Lompo of Niger presenting a goodwill message to the Muslim faithful. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Niger Send “best wishes” to Muslims Ending Holy Month of Ramadan

May 12, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Niger have extended their goodwill message to the Muslim faithful in the West African nation for concluding the Holy Month of Ramadan, marked by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr (the festival of breaking the fast). 

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Mauritian Cardinal Expresses “closeness, solidarity” with Muslims Ahead of Ramadan

Apr 17, 2021

The Local Ordinary of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat, has expressed solidarity with the Muslims in the Indian Ocean Island nation ahead of the holy month of Ramadan scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 13 evening.

Late Sheikh Aima Mamadou Traore Boikary who died April 13 reportedly after a long illness. He was 77 years old. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Clergy in Ivory Coast Eulogizes Muslim Leader as Interreligious Dialogue “ardent artisan”

Apr 14, 2021

Following the death of the President of the Higher Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs (COSIM) in Ivory Coast, members of the Clergy in the West African country have expressed their condolences to the Muslim community, describing the late religious leader as an “ardent artisan” interreligious dialogues, particularly between Muslims and Christians.

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga with late Imam Omar Kobine Lamaya.

Cardinal in Central Africa Pays Tribute to Imam Who Worked to Unite Christians, Muslims

Dec 2, 2020

The Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has eulogized the late Imam Omar Kobine Lamaya, acknowledging his tireless work for unity and as one who had “respect and appreciation” for all people.

Fr. Bonaventure Kwofie, outgoing parish Priest of St. Stephen Catholic Church at Darkuman in Accra with Children of the Catholic Youth Organisation (CYO) during his send-off Mass on Sunday, September 20, 2020. / ACI Africa.

“We must fight societal indiscipline with zeal,” Cleric in Ghana Urges Christians, Muslims

Sep 22, 2020

A Catholic Priest in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has expressed concern over rising cases of indiscipline and lack of respect for elders and family values, a situation he says calls for total change of heart of the people of God in the West African country who he says go to churches and mosques in large numbers.

The Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi.

Address Christians, Muslims “antagonism” in Nigeria: Papal Representative to Government

Aug 20, 2020

The Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria has called on the government to address the “antagonism” between Christians and Muslims in the West African country and enforce the rule of law saying the faithful of both religions suffer equally from the reported skirmishes in the country.

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop of Port-Louis Diocese Mauritius.

“I fully understand your disappointment,” Mauritian Cardinal to Muslims on Eid Celebration

May 22, 2020

As Muslims around the world prepare to mark Eid al-Fitr, the celebration of the end of the dawn-to-sunset month-long fasting of Ramadan, the head of the Catholic Church in the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius has expressed his solidarity with the Muslim faithful in the country, regretting COVID-19 related restrictions that will limit gatherings.

Bishop Nicolas Pierre Jean Lhernould of the Diocese of Constantine in Algeria.

Christians and Muslims in Algeria “maintain links” despite Lockdown: Bishop of Constantine

May 7, 2020

Christians and Muslims in the North African nation of Algeria have sought to maintain interpersonal connections going beyond religion amid COVID-19 restrictions and the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, the Bishop of Constantine told Vatican News in an interview.

Bishop Georges Varkey Puthiyakulangara of Port-Bergé Diocese, in the North of Madagascar. He is concerned about islamization in Madagascar / Aid to the Church in Need International

Threat of Islamization to Church in Madagascar, Women Paid to Wear Islam Garments

Mar 1, 2020

Radical Islamization in Madagascar is at the heart of the emerging challenges that the island country in the Indian Ocean is battling with amid high levels of corruption, illiteracy and poverty, a native Bishop has disclosed in a recent interview.