• Afghan attack: Maternity ward death toll climbs to 24

    The number of people who were killed in a militant attack on a maternity ward in the Afghan capital has risen to 24. Mothers, newborn babies and nurses were among the victims. At least 16 people were injured, the health ministry said. Tuesday's attack in Kabul prompted widespread... Read more
  • Catholic experts, UN warn coronavirus may exacerbate terrorism in Africa

    Africa’s escalating coronavirus pandemic is raising concerns that terrorist organizations could exploit the situation to expand their murderous campaigns, particularly across the Sahel. While terrorist attacks have been steadily increasing in countries such as Mali, Niger and Burkina... Read more
  • Murdered Nigerian seminarian was killed for announcing gospel, killer says

    A man claiming to have killed the murdered Nigerian seminarian Michael Nnadi has given an interview in which he says he executed the aspiring priest because he would not stop announcing the Christian faith in captivity. Mustapha Mohammed, who is currently in jail, gave a telephone... Read more
  • ‘Let Nothing Disturb You’ — Syrian Priest and Former ISIS Hostage Finds Hope

    Father Jacques Mourad spent five months in the jails of Islamic State militants, in constant danger of death. One day after the Palmyra offensive, May 21, 2015, as the Syrian civil war had been raging for four years, Father Mourad, superior of the monastery of Mar Elian in... Read more
  • Kidnapped Nigerian priest has been released

    The Nigerian priest who was abducted by gunmen last week has been freed. Fr. Nicholas Oboh was kidnapped last week in the southwest region of Nigeria and was freed Tuesday evening, his diocese reported. “I am pleased to inform this house that our priest who was kidnapped last week... Read more
  • Latest Burkina Faso Church Attack Kills 24, Including Pastor

    Gunmen killed 24 civilians, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation. The mayor of Boundore commune, Sihanri Osangola Brigadie, said... Read more
  • BREAKING: Nigerian priest abducted in new attack

    A Catholic priest was kidnapped in Nigeria Friday. Fr. Nicholas Oboh of the Diocese of Uromi has been abducted by gunmen in the state of Edo in the southwest region of the country. “We are sure that he is alive, and since the incident, steps have been taken to ensure that Rev. Fr. Nicholas... Read more
  • Seminarian’s killing a ‘defining moment’ for Christians in Nigeria

    At the funeral Mass for Michael Nnadi, the 18-year-old seminarian abducted and killed by gunmen last month, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto said he hoped the death would be a turning point for persecuted Christians in Nigeria. “This is a solemn moment for the body of Christ,” Kukah... Read more
  • White House says U.S. killed Qassim al-Rimi, leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen

    The White House said Thursday that the U.S. has killed Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. A White House statement said al-Rimi was killed in Yemen but did not say when. The counterterrorism operation was conducted at the direction of President Donald Trump, it... Read more
  • Kidnapped Nigerian seminarian has been killed

    One of four Nigerian seminarians kidnapped last month has been killed, reportedly by his abductors. The three seminarians kidnapped along with him were released in the weeks following their kidnapping. “With a very heavy heart, I wish to inform you that our dear son, Michael was murdered by... Read more