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In Fatima, missionary thanks Our Lady for his liberation from jihadist kidnappers


“It was there that they handcuffed me to a tree. It was a very uncomfortable moment. I wept, and I cried out to God ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'”

Jihadists attack Christians in Niger


The area has become one of the hotspots for militant jihadism in Africa.

In Niger, a nun devoted her life to poorest of the poor


“I heard God’s call to leave everything and serve the poor.”

A Car for the Missionary Sisters of Niger and Burkina Faso


The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles (Soeurs de Notre Dame des Apôtres) work in many fields, including education, catechesis, and healthcare. At …

Father Pierluigi Maccalli

Held for two years by jihadists, missionary is set free


“We remain concerned however about the fate of this courageous religious sister, who was abducted by jihadist groups in Mali over three years and eight months ago.”

In Niger, in time of the virus, fears of anti-Christian violence


Yet, despite his confidence in the government, the bishop warned that “we have to be on our guard, nonetheless, as the reactions of the fundamentalist Muslim extremists are unpredictable.”

In Niger, joy and surprise at sign of life in case of abducted missionary


Not even 23 seconds long, the video appears to have been recorded by the priest’s abductors as proof of life and may indicate the possibility of negotiations for the liberation of this missionary.

Brother of kidnapped Niger priest still hopes for reunion


The missionary said that he is living this first anniversary of his brother’s abduction “in a state of mind that cannot be put into words,” in a state of mind that cannot be understood except by someone who has “experienced this reality in his own flesh.”

Suspected Fulani Islamists kidnap missionary in Niger


“It was in Mali of course that the Colombian Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argoti was abducted in February 2017; she is still being held prisoner today. And so we are fearful that the abduction of Padre Pierluigi could likewise drag on for a long time,” the missionary said.

In Niger, witnessing Christ’s love to Muslims


Mother Marie-Catherine Kingbo is Superior General of the Fraternity of the Servants of Christ in Niger. She spoke late last month at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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