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Pope Francis attends an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Nigerian soldier, pictured in 2015, manning a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria (AP)

Analysts are warning that a leadership struggle among Islamist groups could lead to more killings

Westminster Cathedral will be floodlit in red in November ‘to wake up politicians’ (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

‘If every parish in the country did the same it might at last wake up our political classes to the scale of the suffering,’ Aid to the Church in Need has said

Nigerians at an Evangelical church in Potiskum after a suicide attack by Boko Haram (PA)

New Boko Haram leader announced, with new threats aimed at Christians

A man prays at St Charles church in Kano, which Boko Haram was believed to have bombed in 2014 (AP)

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A woman in Bayelsa, Nigeria, reads an army poster picturing wanted Boko Haram suspects (CNS)

More than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram in 2014

Nigerian Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah is in New York raising awareness about the plight of Nigerian Christians

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Nigerian's attend a Bring Back Our Girls protest outside the presidential villa in Abuja (CNS)

Bishops Matthew Audu of Lafia and George Dodo of Zaria urged officials to boost intelligence gathering efforts

An unidentified mother of a child that was abducted by Nigerian extremists reacts during a event in the memory of the girls and forming part of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign at the presidential residence in Abuja, Nigeria, last year (AP)

Protestors chanted and prayed on the streets of the capital city Abuja yesterday