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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

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, Nigeria and his assistant Fr Gideon Obasogie at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Wisconsin (CNS)

The bishop of Maiduguri said it was his duty to stay and not abandon his people

Pope Francis hears a confession in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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A man walks past burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram (AP)

More than 4,000 people were killed in northern Nigeria in 2015, a new report has revealed

Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Mass in San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica in Rome (AP)

Cardinal Wuerl says politicians, the media and even Christians have remained silent about persecution of the faithful

Nuns holding the Vatican and Benin's national flags kneel as they wait to greet Pope Benedict XVI after his visit at the cathedral of Cotonou in the Africa's western coast country of Benin in 2011 (AP)

What Africa can teach Francis

His Holiness would do well to listen and learn from the African Church, whose religious experience is arguably more authentic than that of the West

An African Union soldier patrols as people prepare to be evacuated  near Bangui, Central African Republic, last year (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Central African Republic, Kenya and Uganda in late November

Bring Back Our Girls campaigners in Abuja raise candles during a gathering on August 27 to mark the 500th day that more than 200 girls of the Government Secondary School were abducted by Boko Haram  (CNS)

Cardinal Onaiyekan said he hoped the 500 day event would be a ‘symbolic catalyst’ for stirring the Nigerian community