November proved to be an especially deadly month in Central Nigeria, leaving Catholics like Matthew Onah and his family struggling to cope with their losses.
Details are still emerging after a violent raid by Fulani herdsmen Oct. 19 in Benue State, Central Nigeria, reportedly left dozens of Catholic villagers killed.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on “political and traditional” leaders in the West African nation to find inspiration in the prayer attitude of Old Testament rulers and pray for the Nigerians under their care.
Armed men kidnapped more than 80 Christians last week in attacks on two separate churches in north-central and northwest Nigeria, reported Morning Star News.
Father Stephen Ojapah had fallen fast asleep late on May 25 after an exhausting day of parish work when two men with rifles ordered him to get out of bed and follow them.
Luka Binniyat, a Catholic human rights reporter, is facing prison after writing an article in which the Nigerian government was criticized for its inaction in the face of an ongoing threat to Christian communities.
From May 1 to June 30, 70 unarmed persons across Benue State in north-central Nigeria were killed in attacks by Fulani herdsmen, a Catholic bishop says.
Forty-one people were killed by gunmen who opened fire during a Pentecost Sunday Mass.
The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Nigeria has asked for prayers after two Catholic priests were kidnapped Friday, July 15 evening.
Father Peter Amodu was supposed to say the 5 p.m. Mass at Holy Ghost Parish in southern Nigeria on July 6.
Authorities deny the charge and have tried to reassure villagers the government is on their side.
“People are tired of the killing," a priest from the Archdiocese of Kaduna told CNA.
A close friend who was with Deborah Emmanuel when she died describes her final hours.
“We lost three of our parishioners, and 36 people were kidnapped, the majority of whom were Catholics,” a Nigerian pastor says.
The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’
A Nigerian government official has laid blame on an Islamic militant group for the deadly church shooting on Pentecost that left dozens dead.
Pope Francis has encouraged the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo in Nigeria and the people of God there to remain faithful to the Gospel message, which they need to continue defending with courage.
Pope Francis has said that he will create 21 new Cardinals, including two Bishops from Africa, one from Nigeria and the other from Ghana.
Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke who resigned in 2018 following sustained opposition to his Episcopal appointment for Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese is among the 21 new Cardinals that Pope Francis named on Sunday, May 29.
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed sadness over persistent attacks and killings in the West African nation.