Priest, six others killed by armed gunmen at Nigerian parish

Fr. Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban and six others died of gunshot wounds after armed gunmen invaded the grounds of St. Paul Parish in Ayetwar March 30, said the Diocese of Katsina-Ala.

Nuncio, bishops call on Nigeria to protect its citizens

Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi, papal ambassador to Nigeria, said the government was not doing enough to protect its citizens from violence, insurgents and other social vices. He also said the people being killed were not just Christians, but also Muslims.

Nigerian bishops: 'The killings must stop'

Nigerian bishops appealed to the government to stop the killings in southern Kaduna state. An Aug. 8 statement signed by Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, conference president, said the bishops "continue to hear of increasing insecurity and unabated acts of terrorism in northern Nigeria. We are all tired of this situation."

Nigerian bishops urge voters to reflect, pray ahead of country's elections

Nigeria's Catholic bishops called on voters to prepare to cast their ballots in upcoming elections by reflecting, fasting and praying on how best the country's future can be served.