Nigeria's Catholic population grows

The leadership of Pope Francis has contributed to growth, despite continued competition with evangelical churches.

    Nigeria's Catholic population has grown during the past year, boosted by Pope Francis' populist image. 

    Many Africans feel the new pontiff is more in tune with their struggles. But the majority of Nigerians still go to evangelical churches, the fastest growing Christian movement in the world. 

    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Abuja, Nigeria. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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