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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.”

In Nigeria, conversion was dream come true

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“I encourage Catholics everywhere to remain steadfast: I have been lonely, and I have experienced many ups and downs. But I keep the faith, and everything I feel, I share with God in my prayers. It pays to be righteous.”

‘His father is Boko Haram, but he is still my child’

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“I cannot say that there was anything that specifically saw me through each day because each new day was as horrible and terrifying as the previous. I simply lived one day at a time.”

Nigerian bishop sees pitfalls of ‘clerical Church’

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BISHOP MATTHEW HASSAN KUKAH heads the Diocese of Sokoto, in northwestern Nigeria. He is the founder of the Kukah Center, a policy-research institute that engages …

It takes vigor to be a faithful Catholic in Nigeria

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“Know that God sees your tears and knows what you are going through; He has vowed not to leave you orphans. So, brace up and take courage.”

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