With 450,000 Catholics, the Archdiocese of Lahore, Pakistan is the largest See in the country. Last Easter, that city was the site of a suicide bomber’s attack that killed 78 and wounded more than 300 people—the majority of them Christians.
Islamist violence and terrorism has killed more than 12,000 Christians in Nigeria, destroying some 2,000 churches. Boko Haram has perpetrated the bulk of the killings, but in the past year a new source of Islamist terror has hit the country.
The faithful of the Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon are afraid of suicide bomber attacks by Boko Haram. The group may have suffered significant setbacks in neighboring Nigeria, but the jihadist terrorists continue to wreak havoc in Cameroon.