Abductions in the state have become “a big business” though some kidnappings are for religious reasons, – Rev John Joseph Hayab.
"Until the population dialogues with their children and gives me a written guarantee of the safety of the pastors who work for them, the parishes will remain without pastors,” - Bishop Nkea.
Fr John Adeyi's decomposing body was found on 23 June in Benue State. The vicar general of St Bernard's Catholic Diocese of Otukpa was seized by armed men on 24 April.
Fr Dhiya Azziz is believed to have been abducted on his way back to his parish for Christmas after a brief visit to his family in Turkey.
Militants send message of “violence and intolerance” by destroying symbol of Christianity and encouraging Syria's Christians to flee their homeland: Bishop Audo.
Delight in Co Mayo as missionary Fr Billy Sheridan SMA, who was kidnapped north-west Nigeria, released unhurt.
Indian PM Narendra Modi expresses delight at the release of Fr Alexis Prem Kumar who was kidnapped at gunpoint by suspected Taliban militants on 2 June 2014.
"What is happening today lies in the years of corruption and mismanagement of state resources which consigned our citizens to a life of misery and squalor” - Bishop.
More than 69 days since schoolgirls were taken from their school by Boko Haram.
Pontiff asks for prayers for an end to injustice towards the hungry and the vulnerable.
Turkish intelligence services reportedly have seen the bishops close to border.