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Bishop Kukah (J. Nicholls/ACN)

Nigeria: ‘Our land is now a pool of blood’


“Where are the Chibok daughters? Where is Leah Sharibu? Who are the sponsored murderers who have overrun our land? Our land is now a pool of blood.”

Father Etube prays over mass grave

Nigeria: ‘It is like we have been left to perish because of our faith’


“He is watching. His time will come. He has told us in Psalm 46:10 to trust in Him. The blood of these martyrs will not be in vain.”

Bishop Kukah: ‘genocide is happening in Nigeria’


“The inefficiency of the military has made the terrorists bolder and there are also issues of the complicity of the various levels of the military.”

Held by Boko Haram: ‘Leah Sharibu must have been raped and forced to convert’


“Again, it is forced conversion and it cannot stand. We need to continue to work and to pray for Leah to be set free. Let us pray also for her family.”

Nigerian bishop: ‘the numbers killed are overwhelming,’ while government fails to act


“I am convinced that what we are dealing with here is a weak and corrupt structure. It is about the incapacity of the state to act.”

Nigeria: Michael Nnadi & Bolanle Ataga—martyrs walking toward the barking dogs


According to Muhammad [one of the kidnappers], they had killed Michael because he kept asking them to repent and turn their lives around from their evil ways.

In Nigeria, a priest reflects on deadly Fulani attack in light of Easter season


“I asked myself why it was that I organized an occasion to honor the mother of God and this would happen on this same day. I wondered where our Mother was that she could not intervene but allowed these people to suffer.”

Bishops lead peaceful protest against ‘high level of insecurity’ in Nigeria


“We are tired of hearing … has been ‘technically defeated,’ even when they still attack with impunity … The failure to protect innocent people from relentless attacks is evil. The lack of prosecution of terrorists is evil.”

Nigerian government is ‘not doing enough to protect Christians and Muslims’


“The herdsmen, already designated a terrorist group by the international community, act with impunity. The lack of significant prosecution of their crimes fuels the belief that they have the backing of the federal government.”

In Nigeria, a kidnapped seminarian is found murdered


“The world needs to wake up. The Nigerian government is facing an enormous challenge. The insecurity is as bad as in times of civil war. Nigeria is a multi-faith and multi-ethnic nation, and security must be provided for all.”

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.