• Catholic priest murdered in Nigeria

    Catholic priest murdered in Nigeria

    • Sep 3, 2017

    Unlike the Muslim-majority north of the country, where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram threatens the Christian community, the southeast of the country is predominantly Christian. However, the region is plagued by government corruption and violence. Armed gangs roam the region, and kidnappings for ransom are common.

  • Mexican priest stabbed at cathedral in May dies

    Mexican priest stabbed at cathedral in May dies

    • Aug 3, 2017

    Father Miguel Angel Machorro has died from wounds he sustained when attacked by an American artist after celebrating Mass in May. The suspect was arrested at the scene. This is another example of the recent rise in violent crimes against priests in Mexico.