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Pope prays for victims of deadly attacks in Nigeria and Central...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for an end to violence against Christians following deadly attacks in two African countries. The pope led...

At least 11 killed during a Sunday Mass in Nigeria

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis sent his condolences to the victims and survivors of a deadly shooting that occurred during Mass Aug....

Pope Francis demands Nigerian priests accept diocese's bishop or be suspended

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is giving priests belonging to the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, 30 days to write a letter promising...

Pope Francis consoles women rescued from sex traffickers

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope...

Electricity, development could help stem violence, says Nigerian bishop

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Something developed countries take for granted, electricity, could go a long way to stemming violence often attributed to religion, said...

Nigerian cardinal unhurt after attack on his car

LAGOS, Nigeria — Two bishops from southern Nigeria condemned an attack on a vehicle carrying Abuja Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan and appealed to the...

Report counts 5,000 Catholics killed by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria,...

Catholic News Service A new report has revealed the scale of suffering of Nigerian Catholics at the hands of Boko Haram militants, with 5,000 Catholics...

Holy See calls for world effort to end Boko Haram terror...

GENEVA — The Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva called on the international community to assist Nigeria and neighboring countries...

For Easter, pope sends assistance to displaced in Iraq, Nigeria

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — As Holy Week and Easter approached, Pope Francis wanted to show his ongoing concern for people persecuted and displaced...

Nigerian church groups organize prayers for missing schoolgirls

Catholic News Service LAGOS, Nigeria — Religious groups in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state have organized prayer sessions and other activities to support the rescue of...

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