The funeral of Lola, killed on October 14, took place on Monday October 24 in Lillers (Pas-de Calais). In his homily in homage to the young girl, the bishop of Arras, Mgr Leborgne, exhorted to overcome the violence and the abjectness of her death and to take refuge in Jesus and in his promises.
The British organization 'Christians in Media' is calling on churches across the UK to set aside a special prayer time for the media during their church service next Sunday, October 30.
The Spanish Pontifical Mission Societies have instituted this year the awarding of a Prize for World Mission Day. This year, this Prize is shared by Sister Gloria Cecilia with the Italian missionary Pier Luigi Maccalli, who had both been kidnapped by jihadist groups in Mali before being released.
The community of Gbeji, in Benue State, was targeted last week by attacks by "Fulani militiamen". “In just two days, more than 70 Christians have been killed by Fulani militiamen in the community of Gbeji in our local government area,” explains Kartyo, chairman of the Ukum local government council.
The trial of the former bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, accused of having managed a fund to help anti-government protesters, resumed on Wednesday October 26.