More than 50 People Killed in Attack on Nigerian Catholic Church

Mountain Cross

More than 50 people were killed during Mass on Pentecost Sunday after a group of attackers stormed into St. Francis Catholic Church in the Nigerian city of Owo. According to reports, the gunmen opened fire on worshippers both inside and outside the church and at one point detonated an explosive. Bishop David J. Mallow, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, sent a letter of solidarity to the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, saying that they “join our Holy Father, Pope Francis in commending the souls of the dead to the loving mercy of God and imploring ‘diving healing and consolation’ upon those who are grieving.” 

Bishop Mallow’s full statement can be read here.

 
June 10, 2022 - 10:26am
Categories: 

Latest Posts

Understanding the Dobbs Decision

We encourage you to visit the Missouri Catholic Conference website for more information about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v....Read more

Biking for Babies

For the 13th year, Biking for Babies is sending out young adults from all sides of the country to spread awareness and fundraise for...Read more

Fourth of July Travel

More than 47 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend, according to AAA . Despite historically high gas...Read more

Subscribe to Blog