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Nigeria: ‘darkness has thrived, but it has never won’

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“The early apostles faced persecution, too. But Christ has never abandoned His Church. Without Him, all of us would be gone. Darkness has thrived, but it has never won.”

In Nigeria, four seminarians are abducted—country risks becoming a failed state

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“The security situation in Nigeria is appalling. Criminal gangs are further exploiting the chaotic situation and making matters still worse.”

Nigerian government leaders are Islamic fundamentalists without bombs, says bishop

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“If the people in power don’t do enough to integrate Christians then they give oxygen to Islamism.”

Islamic State says it beheaded ten Christian hostages in Nigeria: ‘where is the moral revulsion?’

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The prelate called on the international community “to put pressure on Nigeria to protect lives.” “Things cannot go on,” he said, and perpetrators “must be brought to justice.”

Boko Haram, Fulani Islamist attacks on Christians are on the rise in Nigeria

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“We consider each day we live in safety a blessing, because we do not know what will happen the next day. It is very difficult to be a Christian in this part of the world, but our faith encourages us to bravely bear witness to the Gospel.”

In Nigeria, recent death toll of Christians attacked by Fulani stands at 130

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“We cannot remain silent in the face of these gruesome killings and deliberate agenda to annihilate Adara people, whose only crime is being natives.”

In Nigeria, a widow cries out: ‘watching him butchered will haunt me forever’

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Catherine Ibrahim lives in a camp for displaced persons run by the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. Here, she describes the murder of …

Nigeria braces for presidential vote amidst ramped-up violence, terror

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“It is clear however that Boko Haram wants to make a statement that it has not been defeated. The threat from Boko Haram is still real. They are far from being defeated.”

Longing for peace, Christians in need celebrate Christmas with quiet joy

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“CHRISTMAS is the celebration of the longing for our better self, for the heaven we search for in vain here on Earth, and for the carefree life that exists only in heaven.”

Nigerian bishop denounces government inaction in face of Fulani attacks

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“The Fulani … have been supplied with modern weapons of a kind not used by simple herdsmen. We need to ask who is behind this.”

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