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ni-lgflag The Society of African Missions (SMA) first arrived in Nigeria in 1863

Priest killed in Nigeria on way to mediate peace

According to some historical studies the two populations lived in harmony until the advent of British colonization, when the colonial authorities favored the...

Nigerian priests face increasing threat of kidnapping and murder

"Priests are soft targets because people know that they cannot easily defend themselves and this exposes them to the kidnappers." - Auxiliary Bishop,  Ernest...

“It’s been a great life” – eulogy to Fr. Johnie Haverty by his friend,...

Some weeks ago when Johnie Haverty gave me a copy of a book of his life as a missionary he had just completed, he...

NIGERIA: Fulani militants kill 146 in Christian areas of southern Kaduna

Editor's Note: We continue our coverage of the ongoing tensions between Muslim Fulani militants and settled Christian communities in Nigeria. Following is a report...

Homeless refugee child from Nigeria crowned New York chess champion

“It’s an inspiring example of how life’s challenges do not define a person.” - Principal Jane Hsu, Manhattan Primary School 116, speaking of 8-year-old...

World Leprosy Day – 27 January – and the light of the Gospel in...

"Today the fight against exclusion and stigmatization must be extended to other areas of our African culture, such as tribalism, which today remains a...

Food for Thought – as we enter the Christmas Festivities

The following reflection was submitted to the SMA Communications Office by the Designated Safeguarding Liaison Person for the Irish Province, Elizabeth Murphy. It was...

AFRICA/NIGER – NEW JIHADIST ATTACK NEAR THE MISSION OF MAKALONDI

Agenzia Fides reported on November 19, 2018, that a new Jihadist attack occurred near the mission of Makalondi close to the border with Burkina...