Sixty years after gaining independence from the United Kingdom, Nigeria is overrun by violence, much of it targeted at Christians.
Fr. Sam Ebute, of north-central Nigeria, tends to a flock that has been decimated by recent violence, as attacks on Christians have left 178 dead.
Fr. Joseph Bature Fidelis welcomes donation by papal foundation to build trauma center.
Protest, led by bishops, takes place on first Sunday of lent.
Attacks by Boko Haram, Islamic State West Africa Province,, and Fulani herdsmen continue.
Bishops of the African country invite universal Church to join them in prayer for victims of kidnapping.
Fr. Nicholas Oboh was released Tuesday evening.
Abduction comes a few days after murdered seminarian laid to rest.
Islamist militants released a video on December 26, 2019 of the beheading of 10 blindfolded Christians, and the shooting of an eleventh on Christmas Day.
The abductors have yet to list any demands for release.