Pope laments attacks on Nigeria churches

2012-12-25 16:10

Vatican City - Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday lamented "savage acts of terrorism" that frequently target Christian churches in Nigeria, during his traditional Christmas message.

The pontiff prayed for "concord in Nigeria, where savage acts of terrorism continue to reap victims, particularly among Christians".

The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has often targeted churches in its bloody insurgency, as well as police and other symbols of the establishment in Nigeria.

Violence linked to the insurgency is believed to have left about 3 000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

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