Jude Atemanke

Jude Atemanke

Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist with a passion for Catholic Church communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.

Articles by Jude Atemanke

Lifting of moratorium on death penalty in Congo ‘a step backwards,’ cardinal says

Mar 22, 2024 / 07:00 am

In a March 17 interview, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo said he finds it “abnormal that a government that claims to be responsible could take such a decision.”

African cardinal: Fiducia Supplicans seen as ‘cultural colonization, Western imperialism’

Mar 20, 2024 / 09:00 am

In a March 17 interview, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo deplored the lack of “synodality” in the release of the DDF document Fiducia Supplicans.

Two missionary priests who were kidnapped in Nigeria released

Feb 12, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Father Kenneth Kanwa and Father Jude Nwachukwu were taken from the rectory at St. Vincent de Paul Fier Parish in the Diocese of Pankshin on Feb. 1.

Nigeria fast becoming a hostile killing field, Catholic bishops in Ibadan province say

Feb 12, 2024 / 09:00 am

Following a recent two-day meeting, Catholic Church leaders said in a statement that “all is not well and positive change is needed.”

Two priests kidnapped from parish rectory in Nigeria

Feb 6, 2024 / 11:00 am

A religious missionary order in Nigeria is appealing for the safe release of two of its members who were abducted on Feb. 1.

Religious congregation grateful after release of abducted nuns, seminarian in Nigeria

Oct 19, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Three Catholic nuns, a seminarian, and their driver were abducted from Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese on Oct. 5 and released Oct. 13-14.

Sisters issue appeal for ‘safe release’ of 3 nuns who were abducted from Nigerian diocese

Oct 11, 2023 / 10:00 am

The vicar general of the Missionary Daughters of Mater Ecclesiae in Nigeria said five people were abducted Oct. 5 in Nigeria’s Imo State.

Suspects arrested in killing of seminarian in Nigerian parish rectory fire

Oct 5, 2023 / 10:45 am

Seminarian Na’aman Danlami died after Fulani bandits reportedly attacked St. Raphael Parish Fadan Kamantan on the night of Sept. 7 and set the rectory ablaze.

Abducted priest in Nigeria released, diocese ‘grateful’

Sep 25, 2023 / 15:00 pm

Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide, a parish priest at St. Mary Amofia-Agu Affa Parish in the Enugu Diocese, was set free on Thursday evening, Sept. 21.

Nigerian diocese calls for prayers for kidnapped priest

Sep 19, 2023 / 16:20 pm

Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide was on his way back to his parish in the Enugu Diocese on Sept. 17 when he was kidnapped along the road.

Ugandan diocese observes five-day prayer for victims of secondary school attack

Jun 27, 2023 / 10:30 am

On June 16, suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces reportedly attacked the school, killing some 41 people, including 38 students.

Missionary priest abducted in Nigeria’s Jos Archdiocese; security guard killed

Jun 19, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Father Marcellus Nwaohuocha, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, was kidnapped June 17.

Nigerian priest abducted on Corpus Christi Sunday regains freedom

Jun 14, 2023 / 09:00 am

Father Jeremiah Yakubu, who was kidnapped from his parish rectory in Karku, Nigeria, Sunday evening, has been released.

Nigerian priest returning from pastoral duties shot dead; archdiocese in ‘great shock’

Jun 12, 2023 / 12:15 pm

In a statement shared June 8 with ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner, Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze expressed shock at the news.

Catholic priest in Nigeria freed on Pentecost Sunday after three days in captivity

May 30, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Father Matthias Opara, a Nigerian Catholic priest who was abducted on May 26 while returning from a funeral, has been released.

Nigerian Catholic church attacked on Pentecost Sunday last year resumes public worship

Apr 14, 2023 / 13:45 pm

A parish church in Nigeria that was attacked on Pentecost Sunday last year reopened for Easter Sunday Mass on April 9.

Priest describes ‘horrifying’ new attack on Catholics in Nigeria that leaves at least 11 dead

Jan 20, 2023 / 18:15 pm

Alleged Fulani herdsmen on Jan. 19 attacked a village near Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.

Rwandan priest forgives his family’s killer: ‘We shared a drink and we were shedding tears’

Jan 17, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Father Uwineza said he was “invaded by something higher than him. It’s something we can’t forgive on our own. ... We’re empowered by God.”

Dozens still in captivity after Christmas Day attack in Nigeria, Catholic priest says

Jan 11, 2023 / 16:45 pm

On Christmas Day 2022, militant Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked Angwan Aku village, reportedly killing one person and abducting 53 others.

Catholic bishops in Africa recall ‘great self-sacrifice’ of Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 4, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Writing on behalf of Catholic bishops in Africa, Congolese Cardinal Ambongo said Benedict XVI invited Africa to “trust in itself in order to stand up with dignity.”