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A handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on March 13, 2021 shows a view of an ancient Christian structure carved in the bedrock dating back to the 5th century AD, discovered in the Tal Ganoub Qasr Al-Ajouz site in the Western Desert Bahariya Oasis. - A French-Norwegian archaeological mission unearthed ancient Christian structures built with basalt rock or carved in the rock face including scribbles and symbols of Coptic connotations, while others were mudbrick buildings dating back to between the 4th and 7th centuries AD, a find denoting a monastic life in the area since the fifth century AD, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. (Photo by - / Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities / AFP)

I.Media for Aleteia - published on 06/08/22 - updated on 06/08/22

Every day, Aleteia offers a selection of articles written by the international press about the Church and the major issues that concern Catholics around the world. The opinions and views expressed in these articles are not those of the editors.

Wednesday 8 June 2022
1. Nigeria church attack: Bishop prays for Christ’s light to shine amid darkness
2. Priestly celibacy, the psychological experience of a priest, and abuse
3. Iraqi Christians are “patriots” and not “infidels,” affirms Cardinal Sako
4. Egypt races to restore Biblical sites along the “Holy Family Trail”
5. An investigation into the relics of Korea’s first Catholic priest

Nigeria church attack: Bishop prays for Christ’s light to shine amid darkness

“My first sentiment was utter disbelief … How can a human being do this!? Where is this coming from!?” said Bishop Jude Arogundade of Ondo, Nigeria, responding to the massacre of at least 50 congregants when gunmen stormed St. Francis Xavier Church on Pentecost Sunday. In an interview with Vatican News, Bishop Arogundade expressed his disbelief at how anyone would go into a holy place, “a church for that matter,” with the intention of killing people. Amidst the grieving families and injured people recovering in the hospitals, Bishop Arogundade tried to offer words of encouragement. “We will get over this. This is a stage. This, too, shall pass,” he assured. “And we will have a stronger Church, a better Church, a more beautiful Church, a Church that the world can be proud of.” He also asked the faithful to pray so that “the light of Christ may shine in this darkness that is hovering over us.”

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