Nigerian Bishop Outlines Violence Against Christians

Violence in Nigeria, long a staple in the northern part of the country, is increasing in the Christian-majority south, according to Auxiliary Bishop Ernest Obodo of the Diocese of Enugu, which is located in the southeastern region of Nigeria.

Nigeria Diocese Facing Islamic Militia Attacks Says, ‘Enough is Enough!’

An embattled Catholic diocese in southeastern Nigeria facing a mounting wave of violent attacks from Islamic militias has declared “enough is enough,” demanding that “bad” members of the largely Muslim Fulani tribe be “flushed out” of the area and that local self-protection groups be armed to provide their own security.

Trump Pleas for Safety of Christians in  Nigeria

Meeting embattled Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, April 30, President Donald Trump made a special plea for Christians facing persecution in Africa’s most populous country.

‘Rejected’ Nigerian Bishop, Backed by Pope, Resigns

Eight months after ordering priests in a Nigerian diocese to pledge their obedience to the pope and accept the bishop that now-retired Pope Benedict XVI had named for them, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the disputed bishop.

Pope Tells Nigerian Priests They Must Accept Bishop

Pope Francis is giving priests belonging to the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, 30 days to write a letter promising obedience to him and accepting the bishop appointed for their diocese or they will be suspended.

Father Ikenna Okagbue

Seeing the holiness and humanity of his parish priests as a child inspired Father Ikenna Okagbue, 35, to consider priesthood for himself.