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President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

Lagos archbishop urges Nigerian president to secure release of kidnapped girl

Three years after Leah Sharibu was abducted from her school in Dapchi in Yobe State within Nigeria’s Diocese of Maiduguri,... Read more

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Luján at his general audience in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace Dec. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Islamist attack in Nigeria that left 30 beheaded

Pope Francis said Wednesday that he was praying for Nigeria following a massacre of at least 110 farmers in which... Read more

Church in Akure, the largest city in Ondo State, Nigeria.

'Beyond reprehensible': Christian aid workers executed in Nigeria

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released a statement on Tuesday condemning the execution of five aid workers... Read more

Flag of Nigeria on soldiers arm.

Attack on Nigerian village leaves 80 dead

The militant group Boko Haram is believed to be behind a recent attack on a Nigerian village that left at... Read more

Days before attack, Nigerian bishop warned of poor protection for Christians

Just days before a suspected Islamist militant attack killed 30 people in Nigeria, a prominent bishop in the country lamented... Read more

Displaced persons in Maiduguri, who are being cared for by the local Church, in September 2014.

Islamists in Nigeria kill Christian hostages

The Islamic State group in Nigeria released a video Thursday claiming to show the killing of 11 Christian men.  Read more

Nigerian Catholics brave persecution to remain steadfast in faith

Despite the constant threat of violence from Boko Haram terrorists, Catholics in Nigeria remain faithful to the Gospel, trusting God... Read more

Damage from an attack by Boko Haram, in Kaya, Madagali, Nigeria, on June 11, 2018.

Boko Haram burns Catholic building previously destroyed by Boko Haram

A Catholic catechetical building was damaged by Boko Haram militants during an attack Monday on a village in northwestern Nigeria.  Read more

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

To save Christian teen from Boko Haram, Nigerian president promises quiet action

With 15-year-old Leah Sharibu still in captivity under the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram for not renouncing her Christian faith,... Read more

Family of kidnapped school girls in Nigeria.

Boko Haram frees most schoolgirls abducted last month

On Wednesday, terrorist group Boko Haram returned at least 76 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped in a raid last month.  Read more

Nigerian school girls.

Nigerian Christian community mourns Boko Haram kidnapping

With 110 girls still missing after terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a technical college in Nigeria last week, a priest... Read more

Rebecca Bitrus.

Former Boko Haram captive shares harrowing tale of faith, forgiveness

Rebecca Bitrus, who was a prisoner with Boko Haram for two years, is a stark reminder that behind all the... Read more

Refugees in Nigeria's Maiduguri diocese, September 2014.

Nigerian bishops deplore dehumanizing trends of violence

Nigeria's bishops challenged government authorities Tuesday to resolve the country’s violent disputes, especially after recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen have... Read more

Bishop Matthew Kukah.

Nigerian bishop condemns “cries of shrill Islamization”

Bishop Matthew Kukah has decried “cries of shrill Islamization across the land,” enabled by government corruption, according to a Jan.... Read more

Nigeria's bishops call on government to defend human rights

At a recent meeting, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria gave a bleak summary of the state of their country, lamenting... Read more

Nigerian school girls.

Boko Haram releases 21 kidnapped Nigerian girls

Radical Islamist militant group Boko Haram has released 21 schoolgirls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 in... Read more

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri.

Is this bishop right about the rosary conquering Boko Haram?

Amid the apparent decline of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, a Nigerian bishop who had a vision of Christ... Read more

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah.

Christians in Nigeria are essentially 'target practice' – here's one bishop's response

For Bishop Matthew Kukah, persecution is not just the history of the Church. It’s a reality that he lives every... Read more

Is the situation in Nigeria about to get much worse?

Nigeria is a ticking time bomb, with violence and discrimination threatening to tear the country apart and spread its existing... Read more