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Nigerian prelate asks for prayers after new Islamic attacks

Catholic World News - June 30, 2014

The president of the Nigerian Catholic bishops' conference has asked for prayers for his country, after a new rash of attacks by Islamic terrorists.

Dozens of people were killed in three separate assaults on Nigerian villages on June 29. One of the villages attacked was Chibok, the same village that saw the kidnapping of 200 girls in April.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama told Vatican Radio that he hopes the Nigerian government "can do more and do it fast" to protect the country's people from the attacks, which have been attributed to the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Meanwhile the Nigerian bishops have issued a National Call to Prayer, organizing a campaign that will center on the family recitation of the Rosary and culminate in a national pilgrimage to Abuja on July 14 and 15.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 30, 2014 8:47 PM ET USA

    Pray the Rosary with them.

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