Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Christian genocide results in 6,000 deaths since January Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Christian genocide has led to the murder of about 6,000 Nigerians since January. Most of the dead are women and children. Hard on the heels of the murder of 238 Christians in Plateau State the weekend before last, a church, hospital and some 17 houses were torched in a central Nigerian village during an hour-long Read more

Boko Haram burns Catholic building Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

A Catholic building used as a religious instruction centre was one of 22 buildings burned by Boko Haram militants during an attack on Monday in northwestern Nigeria. The centre had only recently been rebuilt after Boko Haram destroyed it in 2014. Read more Related Posts:Children given to Boko Haram as suicide bombersGunmen kill 11, wound Read more

War declared by Nigerian bishop Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

War has been declared by Paulinus Ezeokafor, Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese in Nigeria, following an attack on a seminary. During the attack, a priest was shot and two people “mercilessly beaten.” The perpetrators also shot continuously at seminary rector’s residence. The attack was allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen on Monday. In response, Ezeokafor Read more

Attack was satanic: congregation and priests killed at Mass Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

In an attack described as satanic, two priests are among the dead after gunmen attacked a Catholic church in Nigeria. The exact number of dead and wounded is not clear. Between 15 and 19 people are said to have died while numerous others were shot. The Ayar-Mbalom community is located in Nigeria’s “Middle Belt” where Read more

Pope accepts Nigerian bishop’s resignation Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Pope Francis has accepted a Nigerian bishop’s resignation after months of attempting to convince Nigerian clergy to accept Bishop Ebere Okpaleke’s authority. Priests of Ahiara diocese, Mbaise in Nigeria’s Imo state have consistently refused to accept Okpaleke since his appointment nearly six years ago. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Okpaleke Bishop of Ahiara. Local clergy and Read more

Muslims’ right to Islamise Nigeria, says Bishop Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Christians complaining about Muslims trying to Islamise Nigeria have themselves to blame, says the Nigerian bishop Dr Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo. In his opinion, not only do Muslims have a right to Islamise Nigeria because a Muslim is in power, Christians gave away the opportunity to Christianise the country. “I’ve always shared the view of one Read more

Children given to Boko Haram as suicide bombers Comments 0

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Children, especially girls from the North-East of Nigeria, are being donated by their parents to Boko Haram for indoctrination and suicide bombing missions. This practice must stop, says the Nigerian Army. It is begging religious, traditional and community rulers  to dissuade parents from donating their children as sacrifices to be strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices, Read more

Nigerian priest resigns to get closer to God Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

A Nigerian priest and inspirational radio broadcaster shocked listeners when he announced that he was quitting the Catholic Church. Patrick Edet has hosted a popular live programme called Grace and Inspiration in his home state of Akwa Ibom for several years. Last Wednesday instead of broadcasting his usual inspirational message he said “On 31 of Read more

Gunmen kill 11, wound others in church attack Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

At least 11 people died and others were critically wounded when gunmen attacked a Catholic church in southeastern Nigeria on Sunday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Authorities say they do not believe Boko Haram was behind the attack. Read more Related Posts:Murder of Coptic Christians barbaricPope Francis calls Quetta attack “senseless…Religious leaders Read more

Accept bishop in Nigeria or face suspension Pope says Comments 0

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Pope Francis has given priests in the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, 30 days to write him a letter. They must promise obedience to him and accept the bishop appointed for their diocese or be suspended. Read more Related Posts:Ryan P. Jimenez new Bishop of Chalan KanoaUS diocese has Service of Lament for sex abuse sinsAnglicans Read more