The funeral of Father Vitus Borogo in the Archdiocese of Kaduna, June 30, 2022. Photos courtesy of the Archdiocese of Kaduna

Why Nigerian Militants Appear to Target Catholic Priests for Kidnapping

Jul 15, 2022

Father Peter Amodu was supposed to say the 5 p.m. Mass at Holy Ghost Parish in southern Nigeria on July 6.

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Christian in Nigerian Village Claim Military Helicopter Fired on Them, Not Bandits

Jul 4, 2022

Authorities deny the charge and have tried to reassure villagers the government is on their side.

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.

A photo of Deborah Emmanuel's photo on her Facebook page. Emmanuel, a Christian student in Nigeria, was killed by an Islamic mob on her college campus on May 12, 2022. CNA

Eyewitnesses Detail Last Month Stoning and Murder of Nigerian Christian Student

Jun 23, 2022

A close friend who was with Deborah Emmanuel when she died describes her final hours.

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Catholic Parish in Kaduna, Nigeria, Hard Hit in Last Sunday Attack

Jun 21, 2022

“We lost three of our parishioners, and 36 people were kidnapped, the majority of whom were Catholics,” a Nigerian pastor says.

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Recent Church Massacre in Nigeria Not Linked to Climate Change: Bishop to Irish President

Jun 13, 2022

The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’

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ISIS Affiliate Group Suspected as Perpetrators of Ondo Church Massacre in Nigeria

Jun 10, 2022

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 prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. | Alan Holdren.

“Continue to live Gospel message with fidelity, courage”: Pope to Ondo Diocese, Nigeria

Jun 7, 2022

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.

Newly named Cardinals from Africa: Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese (left) and Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Names 21 New Cardinals, Including Two from Africa

May 29, 2022

Pope Francis has said that he will create 21 new Cardinals, including two Bishops from Africa, one from Nigeria and the other from Ghana.

Newly named Cardinal from Nigeria, Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Bishop Who “resigned” amid Sustained Opposition among 21 Newly Named Cardinals

May 29, 2022

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.

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.

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“Be warned”, Archbishop in Nigeria Cautions Public against Priest Fueling Tribal Remarks

Feb 23, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese in Nigeria has told the people of God in his Metropolitan See to stay away from a Priest who “sneaked into” the Nigerian Archdiocese where he is said to be fueling tribal utterances.

Nigerian Teen Leah Remains “fragile and abandoned” amid Rescue Promises: Catholic Charity

Feb 22, 2022

The parents of Leah Sharibu, a Nigerian teenager who was kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Northeastern Nigeria, are suffering, knowing that their daughter remains “fragile and abandoned” in captivity, Catholic Pontifical and charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said.

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Nigerians Must Be Forgiving to Overcome “brewing political tensions”: Catholic Archbishop

Feb 21, 2022

The people of God in Nigeria need to embrace forgiveness and dialogue to deal with political tensions that are brewing in the West African nation ahead of 2023 elections, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Nigerians Suffering Terribly Because of “skin deep” Religiosity, Catholic Archbishop Says

Feb 15, 2022

The people of God in Nigeria are suffering because of their beliefs of excessive religiousness manifested in their uncharitable treatment of each other and discriminations based on faith, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Evangelize Culture to Counter Threat to Faith, Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Says

Feb 15, 2022

Nigeria needs deeper evangelization to rid it of cultures that are threatening the faith of the people of God in the West African country, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State Encourage Voter Registration Ahead of 2023 Poll

Feb 15, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are encouraging eligible voters to register massively for general elections scheduled for 2023.

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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.

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Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Highlight Four Pillars of Successful Dialogue

Feb 12, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have highlighted four pillars, which they say are essential in interreligious dialogue.

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

Nigeria’s Current Trying Moments Need “true valentine love,” Catholic Bishop Says

Feb 11, 2022

Nigerians can wade through the challenges facing the country by embracing “true valentine love”, which is characterized by self-denial and sacrifice, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country has said.