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Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

Issele-Uku, Nigeria, Jun 12, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nigerian Jesuit priest and director of a local spirituality center. Before he left, he chatted with his new provincial, Fr. Chuks […]

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Kidnapped Nigerian girls deserve more than just a hashtag, activist says

Jos, Nigeria, Apr 15, 2015 / 04:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted a year ago by the group Boko Haram deserve a major, sustained rescue effort, says a Nigerian lawyer who urges far more global attention for the wider crisis in the country. […]

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With rise in extremist threat, Pope assures Nigerian bishops of his closeness

Jos, Nigeria, Mar 18, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has sent a letter to the bishops of Nigeria telling them not to be discouraged by problems caused by an increase of extremist violence in the country, and said he prays for them every day. […]

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In run-up to presidential vote, Nigerian bishop slams government corruption

Abuja, Nigeria, Feb 13, 2015 / 03:54 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Bitterly condemning “the ugly tide of corruption” in Nigeria’s government, the Bishop of Sokoto has highlighted the challenges awaiting the next administration in the wake of an election postponed due to the violence […]

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Nigerian bishop hopes for solidarity, as thousands already killed in the new year

Jos, Nigeria, Jan 12, 2015 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Boko Haram having killed as many as 2,000 in an attack on the town of Baga last week, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos hopes that Nigeria will see demonstrations of solidarity and unity in the face of […]

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‘Keep our faith alive,’ Nigerian bishop urges in wake of bombings

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Nov 11, 2014 / 12:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The violent onslaught of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has forced the Diocese of Maiduguri, which has suffered most from the militants, to effectively shrink to half its size according to its bishop. Since Boko Haram […]

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Life is cheaper than salt: a Nigerian bishop facing Boko Haram

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Oct 29, 2014 / 04:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Oliver Doeme, who heads the Nigerian diocese which has suffered the most from Boko Haram, has lamented his government's failure to effectively counter the militants, saying human life is being devalued. “We use to think that […]

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As violence ravages homeland, Nigerian bishop finds hope in synod

As violence ravages homeland, Nigerian bishop finds hope in synod

Vatican City, Oct 8, 2014 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has high hopes for the outcome of the current bishops’ synod, noting the contributions of the African Church despite extreme violence and other local struggles. “There is great hope, the mood […]

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Nigerian bishop says Boko Haram murdered 2,500 in his diocese

Nigerian bishop says Boko Haram murdered 2,500 in his diocese

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sep 18, 2014 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri has denounced the militant Islamist group Boko Haram for the murders of more than 2,500 faithful in his Nigerian diocese. Bishop Doeme is currently taking refuge in the Nigerian state of […]

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Do not become a prisoner of fear, Nigerian bishop urges

Do not become a prisoner of fear, Nigerian bishop urges

Jos, Nigeria, Aug 6, 2014 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, a city in northern Nigeria, has stressed the importance of remaining present to his people despite the looming threat posed by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. “I go out. I never […]

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