- Sep 19, 2020
Christianity won’t be driven from Nigeria by Boko Haram and Fulani militants, says one human rights advocate.
Nigeria’s internal conflict is “a Molotov cocktail of anger, frustration, religious extremism, toxic politics, corruption and deep rut,” according to a leading bishop in the country.
From Africa to South America, bishops are saying enough is enough to the violence which for years has gripped nations throughout these regions, turning to the traditional practice of prayer and fasting to obtain peace.
Nigeria is becoming the “biggest killing ground of Christians in the world” due to attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani militants, says a leading charity.
Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi, papal ambassador to Nigeria, said the government was not doing enough to protect its citizens from violence, insurgents and other social vices. He also said the people being killed were not just Christians, but also Muslims.
VATICAN CITY — Even while enjoying a summer break, people should not forget those who are suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis said Aug. 16 after reciting the Angelus prayer with visitors in St. Peter’s Square. The pope’s call for prayers for those who have lost their jobs