ACN Success Story in Nigeria: Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral!

Nigeria Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral a Success! By Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada In summer 2018 we at ACN Canada decided that it was important to talk to our Canadian benefactors, through a fundraiser, about Nigeria done later that year.  Why? Some background. In early June, we received the charismatic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, then archbishop […]

ACN Interview – The situation in Nigeria and Maiduguri

Nigeria – Maiduguri “We may be doing better. But we are still far from normalcy.”   Father Tobias Bature, a priest of the diocese of Maiduguri in the state of Borno, Nigeria recently visited the headquarters of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). The foundation is helping to rebuild the diocese […]


The following is correspondence written to ACN by Father Gideon Obasogie of the diocese of Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. In his letter he describes for us the situation of attacks on people and villages along the Maiduguri highway, the only surviving road for the thousands of displaced trying to escape the clutches of Boko Haram. Nigeria MAIDUGURI – THE […]

Nigeria: “Were it not for your prayers, it would have been much worse.”

“Were it not for your prayers, it would have been much worse.” [Picture captions: Young people at a roadside in northern Nigeria; Persecuted but not forgotten: Fr John Bakeni] A climate of fear has spread across northern Nigeria amid continuing attacks which have threatened to make parts of the region ungovernable. Attacks on government structures, market […]

Nigeria – “Please help bind up our wounds and heal our broken hearts.”

 By John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by ACN Canada “In north-east Nigeria, they can attack our homes but they cannot destroy our spirit. We have suffered persecution, discrimination and harassment, but they can never take away our faith and our hope in the risen Lord.” Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, President of the Bishops’ […]

Press release / Northern Nigeria – “Boko Haram is a product of corruption”

Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada In spite of the permanent threat of acts of terrorism by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, the faithful in the Northern Nigerian diocese of Maiduguri “are very brave and have no fear,” the Bishop of Maiduguri, Oliver Dashe Doeme, declared to the international Catholic […]

Nigeria – The fear of losing votes

Montreal, Monday May 13th, 2013 – Last week, on May 7, we reported the statements made by His Eminence, Cardinal John Onaiyekan Archbishop of Abuja, in his recent speech delivered before the Comity of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels and where he said the following: “Growing corruption and religious violence jeopardize the […]