Three of five men brutally executed in a video posted online were known employees of Christian aid agencies.
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The kidnapping is the latest in a series of abductions and killings in Nigeria which have involved Catholics and other Christians; clergy, seminarians, and lay people.
DECADE IN REVIEW: The continent, home to the world’s largest Christian population and considered the Church’s ‘beacon of hope,’ faces a growing threat of religious hostility.
The Enugu diocese said that Father Offu was killed “by some hoodlums suspected to be the notorious and murderous Fulani herdsmen.”
Rebecca Bitrus shares harrowing tale of faith and forgiveness.
The Nigerian government announced the release of the girls, who were among the 300 abducted from the high school in Chibok in April 2014.
During a recent trip to London, the bishop discussed how the Islamist terrorists have devastated his diocese and why a vision of Jesus inspired him to fight back spiritually.
Now safe in the U.S., she told Congress, ‘I dream and pray for freedom, safety and peace to win in Nigeria.’