Jude Atemanke

Jude Atemanke

Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist with a passion for Catholic Church communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.

Articles by Jude Atemanke

Nigerian priest returning from pastoral duties shot dead; archdiocese in ‘great shock’

Jun 12, 2023 / 12:15 pm

In a statement shared June 8 with ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner, Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze expressed shock at the news,

Catholic priest in Nigeria freed on Pentecost Sunday after three days in captivity

May 30, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Father Matthias Opara, a Nigerian Catholic priest who was abducted on May 26 while returning from a funeral, has been released.

Nigerian Catholic church attacked on Pentecost Sunday last year resumes public worship

Apr 14, 2023 / 13:45 pm

A parish church in Nigeria that was attacked on Pentecost Sunday last year reopened for Easter Sunday Mass on April 9.

Priest describes ‘horrifying’ new attack on Catholics in Nigeria that leaves at least 11 dead

Jan 20, 2023 / 18:15 pm

Alleged Fulani herdsmen on Jan. 19 attacked a village near Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.

Rwandan priest forgives his family’s killer: ‘We shared a drink and we were shedding tears’

Jan 17, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Father Uwineza said he was “invaded by something higher than him. It’s something we can’t forgive on our own. ... We’re empowered by God.”

Dozens still in captivity after Christmas Day attack in Nigeria, Catholic priest says

Jan 11, 2023 / 16:45 pm

On Christmas Day 2022, militant Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked Angwan Aku village, reportedly killing one person and abducting 53 others.

Catholic bishops in Africa recall ‘great self-sacrifice’ of Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 4, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Writing on behalf of Catholic bishops in Africa, Congolese Cardinal Ambongo said Benedict XVI invited Africa to “trust in itself in order to stand up with dignity.”

Bishop: ‘Nigeria is waiting’ for justice in Pentecost Sunday church massacre

Dec 9, 2022 / 12:05 pm

Six months have passed since 39 Catholic worshipers were slain and dozens injured in a June 5 attack on a Catholic church in Owo, Nigeria.

Priests abducted in Cameroon last month plead for release in new video

Oct 19, 2022 / 16:00 pm

In the video circulated Oct. 19, one of the abductees provides updates about their welfare and pleads with their bishop to help in their release.

Source confirms arrest of Catholic bishop, two priests in Eritrea

Oct 18, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The members of the clergy are being accused of highlighting violations of human rights in Eritrea in their homilies, the source said.

Pope Francis’ DR Congo and South Sudan itinerary unveiled

May 30, 2022 / 02:17 am

Pope Francis will visit the African nations on July 2-7.

American nun abducted in Burkina Faso

Apr 5, 2022 / 13:08 pm

Prayers are being sought for the safe release of Sister Suellen Tennyson, 83, an American Catholic nun who was reportedly kidnapped in Burkina Faso the night of April 4.

Bishop-elect of Rumbek pledges to foster unity, receives heroic reception

Mar 24, 2022 / 13:22 pm

Father Christian Carlassare, the bishop-elect of Rumbek, returned to his see Wednesday to jubilation, as he emphasized his intention to build unity in the diocese.

'Fulani association' warns Christians in Nigerian state to close churches or risk attacks

Dec 2, 2021 / 17:01 pm

Christians in Nigeria’s Zamfara State have been cautioned against public worship in churches lest they be attacked, abducted, and their places of worship torched.

Bishop in Cameroon shocked by shooting death of young girl, lynching of policeman

Oct 20, 2021 / 17:01 pm

The Bishop of Buea has condemned both the Thursday shooting death of a young girl at a police checkpoint in the city, and the lynching death of the officer responsible.

Abducted Nigerian seminarians released

Oct 13, 2021 / 17:45 pm

The three seminarians who were abducted Monday night from their seminary in Nigeria's Kaduna state have been released, the chancellor of the local Church confirmed on Wednesday.

Urgent prayers needed for kidnapped Nigerian priest

Sep 14, 2021 / 20:00 pm

Prayers are being sought for the quick and safe release of a Catholic priest, Father Benson Bulus Luka, kidnapped from his parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese.

Bomb in Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo 'seriously injures' two parishioners

Jun 28, 2021 / 07:30 am

The early morning explosion at Emmanuel-Butsili Parish in the town of Beni was caused by a homemade bomb that had been placed in the first row after the altar.

Nigerian priest whose followers stormed cathedral apologizes to bishop

May 10, 2021 / 13:19 pm

Fr. Camillus Mbaka, whose followers, believing him to be missing, vandalized the cathedral and episcopal residence in Enugu last week, apologized on Sunday to his bishop and to the Church.

Catholic bishops in DR Congo worried by killings, forced conversions in east

Apr 9, 2021 / 16:01 pm

Renewed violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has resulted in the killing of civilians is a cause of concern, Catholic bishops in the central African nation said Thursday, appealing for an end to the bloodshed.