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In Nigeria, Faith is Flourishing in the Face of the Deadly Persecution of Catholics

Sunday AlambaA police officer stands guard inside the St. Francis Catholic Church, a day after an attack that targeted worshipers attending Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost in Owo, Nigeria, June 6. The gunmen who killed 50 people opened fire on worshippers both inside and outside the building in a coordinated attack before escaping the scene, authorities and witnesses said.

Religious freedom expert Stephen Daschle discusses the recent deadly violence against Nigerian Christians, including this weekend’s Pentecost Mass massacre, and what Catholics elsewhere can do to help.