Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Nigerian prelates denounce Boko Haram

Catholic World News - April 02, 2012

Two leading prelates in southern Nigeria have denounced the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram for targeting Christians and Christian churches. Southern Nigeria is largely Christian; most of Boko Haram’s attacks have taken place in the northern part of the nation.

“We cannot close our eyes and remain silent in the face of evil,” said Archbishops Anthony Obinna of Owerri and Valerian Okeke of Onitsha. “It is most unfortunate that members of Boko Haram make Nigerians relive the trauma of past years, which we have repeatedly experienced in the violent hands of vicious sectarian groups.”

“Their terrorist acts are a discredit to them and to Islam, in whose name they claim to commit these atrocities,” the prelates added.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($4,213 to go):
$35,000.00 $30,786.73
12% 88%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Oh, that sort of misconduct [UPDATED] 21 hours ago
Don’t worry about terrorism; worry about workplace violence? 21 hours ago
Doing Great Things for Christ 23 hours ago
Two steps forward, one step back: mixed signals from Vatican on abuse and accountability September 26
The Annulment Question, and Much More September 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - 10 hours ago