When asked to assess religious freedom worldwide compared to a decade ago, Edward Clancy, the director of outreach for Aid to the Church in Need, doesn’t hesitate with his answer.
Religious Freedom Commission Calls Out India, Nigeria, and Vietnam For Abuses
A government commission that monitors religious freedom abroad has recommended that the State Department designate five new countries as “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC) because of their engagement in, or toleration of, “particularly severe” religious freedom violations, including against Christians.
Over 50,000 Massacred in Nigeria For Being Christian in The Last 14 Years, Report Says
At least 52,250 people have been killed over the last 14 years in Nigeria just for being Christian, a new report published April 10 revealed.
Dozens Killed in Nigeria as Violence Marks Holy Week
On April 8, Fulani herdsmen attacked Mgban in Benue State, located in north central Nigeria.
U.S. Watchdog Urges Special Attention to Anti-Christian Carnage in Nigeria
As the persecution of Christians in Nigeria continues, a member of the U.S. government’s international religious freedom watchdog has urged the State Department to designate Nigeria a “Country of Particular Concern” and recommended the appointment of a Special Envoy for Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.
Analysis: Running the Numbers, Africa Isn’t the Catholic Future — It’s the Present
While news agencies and Catholic social media denizens these days gorge themselves on the Vatican’s mounting “Battle of the Books,” seeing who can craft the most sensational headlines or tweets about several controversial new volumes making the rounds, other outfits are, thankfully, still concerned with things that actually matter.
How Nigerians, Brazilians, Vietnamese and Filipinos Celebrate Christmas
The Diocese of Brooklyn is known as the “Diocese of Immigrants.” Its international flavor means that Mass is celebrated in dozens of languages and church pews are filled with parishioners of many nationalities. With that in mind, The Tablet is taking a look at how the different cultures represented in the diocese celebrate Christmas. This week, we focus on Nigeria, Brazil, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Nigerian Priest Who Was Found Dead Is Most Recent to be Kidnapped, Killed
The body of a priest was discovered July 19, four days after he was abducted from a parish rectory in central Nigeria, an official with the Diocese of Kafanchan reported.
Nigerian Prelate Sees Attacks on Christians as Part of Broader Government Failures
In February 2023, Nigerians will go to the polls to elect a president. Some 15-odd candidates will be competing for the top job in Africa’s most populous nation — a nation bedeviled by crippling insecurity, lawlessness, a floundering economy, poor social service delivery, and lingering hopelessness.
Nigerian Priest Says He Shielded Parishioners Like Chicks During Massacre
Father Andrew Adeniyi Abayomi was in the sacristy of St. Francis Xavier Church after Mass when parishioners began running in different directions.