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Holy Ghost Cathedral in Enugu, Nigeria.

Enugu bishop declares week of prayer after cathedral desecrated by priest’s followers

The Bishop of Enugu announced on Thursday a week of prayer in atonement and reparation following the desecration of the... Read more

The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room

Priest with cancer dies 23 days after his hospital room ordination

“His altar was the [hospital] bed, where he was able to unite his sufferings to those of Christ." Read more

Father Aloysius Ezoenyeka

The harrowing story of an LA priest who survived a shooting in Nigeria

Father Aloysius Ezoenyeka didn’t know how long he had been unconscious. A gentle slapping on his face stirred him, and... Read more

Fr. Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban with a religious sister.

Catholic priest and six others killed in attack on church in Nigeria

Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest and at least six others in an attack on a church in Benue State,... Read more

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu, who was kidnapped Monday, March 15, 2021, in Nigeria’s Warri diocese.

Catholic priest in Nigeria recovering after week-long kidnapping ordeal

A Catholic priest in Nigeria is recovering after a week-long kidnapping ordeal. Read more

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu, who was kidnapped Monday, March 15, 2021, in Nigeria’s Warri diocese.

Catholic diocese in Nigeria urges prayers for ‘speedy release’ of kidnapped priest

A Catholic diocese in Nigeria has appealed for prayers for the “speedy release” of a priest abducted on Monday. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Angelus address Feb. 21, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Lord does not permit darkness to have the last word

Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important to remember when facing a difficult trial that the “Lord is Risen... Read more

Good Shepherd Seminary in Kaduna, Nigeria, whence four seminarians were abducted Jan. 8, 2020.

Nigerian bishop laments continuing insecurity since seminarian's killing a year ago

One year after the burial of Michael Nnadi, an 18-year-old Nigerian seminarian abducted and killed by gunmen, the local bishop... Read more

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Pope Francis decries men who sustain ‘reprehensible’ trade in preface to trafficking victim’s biography

Pope Francis has written the preface to a biography of a human trafficking victim in which he decries the men who... Read more

Fr. John Gbakaan, a priest of the diocese of Minna, Nigeria. Public domain.

Catholic priest in Nigeria found dead after abduction

The body of a Catholic priest was discovered in Nigeria on Saturday, a day after he was kidnapped by armed... Read more

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Nigerian archbishop denounces ‘nefarious’ kidnappings 

The kidnappings of Catholic priests and others in Nigeria must end, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja said this week. Read more

Bishop Moses Chikwe, auxiliary bishop of Nigeria's Archdiocese of Owerri. Public Domain.

Catholic bishop released five days after kidnapping in Nigeria

A Catholic bishop in Nigeria, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has been released unharmed, according to the Archdiocese of Owerri.  Read more

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Southern California Catholics pray for kidnapped Nigerian Bishop with strong ties to the area

Priests and parishioners in Southern California are praying for the safe return of Bishop Moses Chikwe, the auxiliary bishop of... Read more

Bishop Moses Chikwe, auxiliary bishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Owerri. Public Domain.

Catholic archbishop urges renewed prayers for kidnapped bishop amid ‘misleading’ reports

A Catholic archbishop called Tuesday for renewed prayers for a kidnapped bishop following “misleading” reports about the bishop’s fate.  Read more

Bishop Moses Chikwe, Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Owerri kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public Domain

Nigerian bishop kidnapped, Catholics pray for his safety

The bishops of Nigeria have urged prayer for the safety and release of a Nigerian Catholic bishop who was abducted... Read more

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Nigerian Christians facing 'calculated genocide,' Catholic bishop tells Congress

The world must not ignore the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Gboko told members of Congress... Read more

Fr. Valentine Oluchukwu Ezeagu. Photo courtesy of the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy.

As abducted Catholic priest is freed, congregation prays for kidnappers’ conversion

After abducted Nigerian priest Fr. Valentine Ezeugu was released Wednesday, his religious congregation said it was praying for the conversion... Read more

Nigerian security operatives during a military operation.

Knights of Columbus praise US listing of Nigeria as 'Country of Particular Concern'

The Knights of Columbus has praised the United States for listing Nigeria as among the worst countries for religious freedom,... Read more

Fr. Valentine Oluchukwu Ezeagu. Photo courtesy of the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy.

Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria while traveling to his father’s funeral

A priest of the Congregation of Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy was kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday while traveling to... Read more

Fr. Matthew Dajo, who was kidnapped Nov. 22 in Nigeria's Abuja archdiocese. Public Domain.

Catholic priest in Nigeria released after being held captive for 10 days

A priest who was kidnapped in Nigeria has been released after being held captive for 10 days.   Read more