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

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.”

Bishop: ‘Nigeria is waiting’ for justice in Pentecost Sunday church massacre

Dec 9, 2022 / 12:05 pm

Six months have passed since 39 Catholic worshipers were slain and dozens injured in a June 5 attack on a Catholic church in Owo, Nigeria.

Priests abducted in Cameroon last month plead for release in new video

Oct 19, 2022 / 16:00 pm

In the video circulated Oct. 19, one of the abductees provides updates about their welfare and pleads with their bishop to help in their release.

Source confirms arrest of Catholic bishop, two priests in Eritrea

Oct 18, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The members of the clergy are being accused of highlighting violations of human rights in Eritrea in their homilies, the source said.

Pope Francis’ DR Congo and South Sudan itinerary unveiled

May 30, 2022 / 02:17 am

Pope Francis will visit the African nations on July 2-7.

American nun abducted in Burkina Faso

Apr 5, 2022 / 13:08 pm

Prayers are being sought for the safe release of Sister Suellen Tennyson, 83, an American Catholic nun who was reportedly kidnapped in Burkina Faso the night of April 4.