In a statement shared June 8 with ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner, Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze expressed shock at the news,
Father Matthias Opara, a Nigerian Catholic priest who was abducted on May 26 while returning from a funeral, has been released.
A parish church in Nigeria that was attacked on Pentecost Sunday last year reopened for Easter Sunday Mass on April 9.
Alleged Fulani herdsmen on Jan. 19 attacked a village near Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.
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.”
On Christmas Day 2022, militant Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked Angwan Aku village, reportedly killing one person and abducting 53 others.
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.”
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.
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.
The members of the clergy are being accused of highlighting violations of human rights in Eritrea in their homilies, the source said.
Pope Francis will visit the African nations on July 2-7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.