By Maria Lozano
During the recent ACN visit in March 2017 to the diocese of Maiduguri, Bishop Oliver Doeme highlighted the main challenges for his diocese, which include a humanitarian crisis, a lack of food, a lack of education (schools destroyed), but also, what he calls, a spiritual crisis. The majority of people in his diocese have been severely traumatized. The bishop went on to explain that most of those killed by Boko Haram were men, which leaves the diocese with over 5,000 widows and 15,000 orphans to care for. The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has approved an urgent grant of $100,000 to support these victims of Boko Haram.