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Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama presents relief material in Jos, Nigeria.  Many refugees are now flee to Cameroon (CNS)

A delegation met with some of the estimated 36,000 Nigerians who have sought safety from Islamist terrorists in recent weeks

Women mourn loved ones who died in a Boko Haram church bombing in 2012 (CNS)

In a letter to the bishops of Nigeria, Francis says he prays for the country every day

People gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Kano, Nigeria, last year (PA)

Bishops speak out ahead ahead of re-scheduled general elections

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that military intervention was the only viable option for combating the Islamists

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Nigerian bishops' conference (CNS/Simon Caldwell)

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Archbishop Kaigama (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called on the international community to help stop the Islamist advance in Nigeria

Pope Francis (PA)

Pope Francis also called on Muslim leaders and other religious officials to condemn terrorism in speech

Pope Francis baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel (AP/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

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A previous Boko Haram bombing, this one in Madalla (CNS)

Churches will now be protected by barricades and metal detectors

Pope Francis (AP)

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