Nigeria: Touching and Joyful Homecoming for Seminarians Released After Abduction

“Hearts filled with joy” is a phrase that translates the spirit of the Church in Nigeria following the release of three young seminarians who were abducted last Monday. In a message sent out to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), late Wednesday evening, Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, […]

Nigeria: “It is like we have been left to perish because of our faith.”

For the past seven months in southern Kaduna State, in north-central Nigeria, there have been incessant attacks on Christian communities, killing 178 people. In a statement by the Catholic bishops of Kaduna Province sent to the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the bishops said that ‘dark clouds of violence have enveloped our […]

ACN Feature – Nigeria and terror groups

Nigeria Fulani terror group commits Boko Haram-style massacres Last December, Aid to the Church in Need spoke with Msgr Joseph D. Bagobiri of Nigeria.  Here is what he revealed to our Italian colleagues.     Between 2006 and 2014 more than 12,000 Christians have been murdered and 2,000 churches destroyed by Islamist terror groups in […]