by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Mar 31, 2021 / 07:25 am MT (CNA).- A Catholic priest and at least six others were killed by gunmen in an attack on St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Benue State, Nigeria, the Diocese of Katsina-Ala confirmed Wednesday. Fr. Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban had just offered
Father Norbert Burns, SM – 75 years Fr. Burns was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended elementary school at St. Ignatius and high school at St. John’s High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended scholasticate at Mount St. John in Dayton, Ohio, and professed first vows on
By Ann Schneible CNA/EWTN News The Catholic Church in Nigeria has been at the forefront in fighting discrimination towards persons with same-sex attraction, says Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, who adds that media coverage of the Church has been imbalanced. In one of the strongest statements made about homosexuality during
By Peter Ajayi Dada Catholic News Service LAGOS, Nigeria — Religious groups in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state have organized prayer sessions and other activities to support the rescue of kidnapped schoolgirls.