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Nigeria - Latest News
Oct 25, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis appealed for an end to violence in Nigeria after reciting the Angelus Sunday.
Sep 29, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- Gunmen kidnapped a Catholic priest in Nigeria’s Delta State on Saturday, the second kidnapping that same priest has experienced since 2018. The kidnappers released him Tuesday, though it is not yet clear whether the kidnappers were paid a ransom.
Sep 24, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- Religious and political leaders warned that persecuted Christians were at risk of being forgotten, during a summit Wednesday, and highlighted the situations in Nigeria and Turkey. 
Aug 19, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Militants with the Islamic State West Africa Province attacked the town of Kukawa in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, abducting hundreds of people.
Aug 15, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Mother of Hope,” for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians and for peace in conflicts in Africa.
Aug 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced a new initiative Thursday to report on Christian persecution in Nigeria, where at least 60,000 Christians have been killed in the past two decades.
Jul 28, 2020 - 12:05 pm .- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released a statement on Tuesday condemning the execution of five aid workers kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group.
Jul 15, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A new study published in a leading British medical journal predicts that the total fertility rate worldwide will drop well below replacement level by 2100, and that the population of many countries will drop by half in the coming century. 
Jul 8, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A new report Wednesday urged the U.K. to sanction Nigerian officials accused of turning a blind eye to the persecution of Christians.
Jul 3, 2020 - 05:30 am .- The president of the European bishops’ commission has promised persecuted Christians in Nigeria that he will advocate for increased support from the European Union. 
Jun 25, 2020 - 03:05 pm .- The United States should send a special envoy to Nigeria to help coordinate the protection of the Christian population and prevent further destabilization in the area, said former Rep. Frank Wolf on Thursday, June 25.
Jun 11, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The militant group Boko Haram is believed to be behind a recent attack on a Nigerian village that left at least 81 people dead on Tuesday, June 9. 
Jun 8, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A Christian pastor and his pregnant wife were killed on their farm in northeastern Nigeria last week, the latest victims in a series of abductions and killings of Christians in the country.
May 18, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Christians in Nigeria faced escalating persecution and a mounting death toll in the first four months of 2020, a new report has said.
May 2, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- A man claiming to have killed the murdered Nigerian seminarian Michael Nnadi has given an interview in which he says he executed the aspiring priest because he would not stop announcing the Christian faith in captivity.
Mar 11, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- “The underlying point of all these attacks is to drive away any Western ideology, Western form of living, and institute the caliphate,” Fr. Jospeph Bature said.
Mar 3, 2020 - 02:37 pm .- A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped after offering Sunday Mass March 1 has been freed, his diocese has reported.
Mar 3, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Another Catholic priest in Nigeria has been kidnapped by gunmen, according to local media reports.
Feb 28, 2020 - 11:00 am .- U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback has warned that religious persecution is spreading worldwide, and highlighted the examples of anti-Christian violence in Nigeria and a growing religious surveillance state in China.
Feb 26, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The bishops of Nigeria told the nation’s Catholics to wear black on Ash Wednesday to protest the ongoing persecution of Christians in the country.

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