Advertisement

Kidnapped priest

The Latest

Nigerian flag

Catholic priest among 11 people kidnapped in Nigeria’s Kaduna archdiocese

Gunmen in northern Nigeria killed eight people and kidnapped 11 others. 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

Fr. Rodrigues Sanon. Courtesy photo.

Another priest missing in Burkina Faso

A Catholic bishop in Burkina Faso is asking for prayers after the disappearance of another priest, whose vehicle was found... 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

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

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

Catholic archbishop: Pray for priest kidnapped in Nigeria

A Nigerian archbishop has asked for prayers for the safe release of a priest kidnapped in Abuja earlier this week.  Read more

Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, center, meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Nov. 9, 2020.

Pope Francis kisses hand of missionary priest, freed after two-year captivity in Africa

Pope Francis met Monday with an Italian missionary priest who was freed last month in Mali, after having been kidnapped... Read more

Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli pictured before he was kidnapped.

Catholic priest freed two years after kidnapping by jihadist group

An Italian Catholic priest was freed Thursday two years after he was kidnapped by a jihadist group.  Read more

Fr. David Echioda.

Nigerian priest abducted by gunmen after Sunday Mass

Another Catholic priest in Nigeria has been kidnapped by gunmen, according to local media reports.  Read more

Priest in Mexico hospitalized after being kidnapped, shot

A Mexican priest who had been kidnapped is in the hospital in serious condition after having been discovered released on... Read more

Fr. Arinze Madu, Vice Rector at Nigeria’s Queen of Apostles SSeminary, Enugu, kidnapped outside the seminary gate and released October 30, 2019

Nigerian priest abducted and released, officials increase security measures

The vice-rector of a seminary in Nigeria was kidnapped earlier this week and released two days later, the latest in... Read more

Nigerian priest abducted on Christmas Eve: Prayer saved us

A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped on Christmas Eve recalled his experience after Mass this week, saying prayer is what... Read more