Festus Iyorah is a freelance journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Persecuted Nigerian Catholics maintain faith in spite of Boko Haram

Survivors of Boko Haram's violence share similar stories of pain, suffering and loss, which mirror the challenges the Catholic Church is facing in Nigeria. More than 100,000 Catholics, 200 catechists, 26 priests and 30 nuns have been displaced, and more than 200 parishes have been destroyed.

Nigerian bishops lead push for solutions after killings at Mass

Lagos, Nigeria - Conflict between herdsmen and farmers entered a rural church when an unidentified gunman murdered two priests and at least 15 parishioners in Mbalom.