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Peter Ajayi Dada - Catholic News Service
Nigerian bishops have asked Catholics in their country to pray with the intention that the killings in southern Kaduna state cease.
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Peter Ajayi Dada - Catholic News Service
Nigeria's bishops called on the international community to help the West African country in its fight against ethnic insecurity and terrorist groups such as Boko Haram.
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Peter Ajayi Dada - Catholic News Service
Several Catholic bishops appealed to the Nigerian government to expedite actions that will lead to the release of Leah Sharibu and other girls held captive by Boko Haram insurgents.
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Peter Ajayi Dada - Catholic News Service
The Catholic bishops of Nigeria are demanding that the government do something to stop the wanton killings and destruction of property throughout Nigeria that resulted from recent elections.
A child receives treatment at the Jos University teaching hospital in Jos, Nigeria, on June 25, 2018, after clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Dramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. (AP Photo)
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"It can no longer be regarded as mere coincidence that the suspected perpetrators of these heinous crimes are of the same religion as all those who control the security apparatus of our country, including the president himself," the bishops said.
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The insurgent group kidnapped 110 schoolgirls last month.
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The Diocese of Kafanchan, located in the area, estimated more than 800 people were killed, and damages to property and foodstuffs topped $17.5 million.
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Peter Ajayi Dada - Catholic News Service
The release of the 21 girls was part of a deal brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss and Nigerian governments.
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"We don't even know what state they are in, and it is painful."