Pope gives priests 30 days to accept bishop or face suspension

Clergy in Nigerian diocese must write to Holy Father asking for forgiveness by July 9 Pope Francis has given priests in the Nigerian diocese of Ahiara 30 days to write a letter promising obedience to him and accepting the bishop appointed for their diocese. Priests who do not write the letter will be suspended, according… Continue reading Pope gives priests 30 days to accept bishop or face suspension

Finally a glimpse of Hope about the Abducted School Girls in Nigeria's Christian state secondary school

Yesterday was the 2-years anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from a primarily Christian State Secondary School by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the town of Chibok, Borno State since April 14th, 2014. The kidnapped girls are school girls within the age range of 16 to 18 years old. There were forcefully taken by… Continue reading Finally a glimpse of Hope about the Abducted School Girls in Nigeria's Christian state secondary school

An accomplice to the 2011 Bombing of a Catholic Church by islamic extremist arrested in Nigeria

The dreadful bomb explosion that claimed the lives of over Seventy catholics present at a Christmas mass of 2011 is one of the early great hits of the Islamic terrorist group (Boko Haram) of Nigeria, when they sent a suicide bomber to St Theresa’s Catholic Church in Niger state with bags of bomb stuck inside… Continue reading An accomplice to the 2011 Bombing of a Catholic Church by islamic extremist arrested in Nigeria

Nigeria tops record for number of Christians killed for faith-related reasons

Christians are facing growing persecution around the world, fueled mainly by Islamic extremism. At least two million people, many of them Christians, have been displaced from their homes in the northern part of Nigeria, where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has vowed to make life miserable for Christians. Report says that Nigeria came first… Continue reading Nigeria tops record for number of Christians killed for faith-related reasons

Catholic bishops of southwest Nigeria commend considerable progress towards countering Nigeria's Boko Haram militants

Catholic bishops of southwest Nigeria have commended Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army for the considerable progress recorded in the fight against Boko Haram. “ Boko Haram are being scattered and are on the run,” President Buhari said just four months after his election into office. “Occurrences of senseless killing by the Boko… Continue reading Catholic bishops of southwest Nigeria commend considerable progress towards countering Nigeria's Boko Haram militants

Nigerian Bishop Decries the terrible attack of the "Boko Haram" terrorist group during the just concluded holidays

The Boko haram terrorist group were reported to surface in the city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State of Nigeria, in the afternoon of December 27th 2015.The dangerous sect members launched into homes and ruined the holiday and Christmas celebration for many families. Many lost their lives that afternoon. The Nigerian government are yet… Continue reading Nigerian Bishop Decries the terrible attack of the "Boko Haram" terrorist group during the just concluded holidays

A synod conversation with Catholic Africa’s lion in winter

ROME — Supposedly Pope Paul VI once flirted with the idea of naming patriarchs for each of the world’s continents, as a step towards greater local control. Although the concept never went anywhere, if it had a strong contender for Africa over the past couple of decades, it probably would have been Nigeria’s Cardinal Francis… Continue reading A synod conversation with Catholic Africa’s lion in winter

Infertility leads to trauma and broken marriages, says Nigerian bishop

Bishop says for couples in Africa the pain of childlessness is ‘beyond anything I can say’ Married couples need more help in dealing with infertility and childlessness, which is “one of the major causes of divorce in Africa”, a Nigerian member of the Synod of Bishops on the family has said. Bishop Jude Arogundade of… Continue reading Infertility leads to trauma and broken marriages, says Nigerian bishop

As synod approaches, Nigerian bishops speak up for the family

Nigeria’s bishops closed their latest assembly with a view toward the upcoming Synod on the Family, re-affirming the family while warning about LGBT activism. The bishops said “we reaffirm the validity of the family as a divinely instituted community of persons made up of a man and a woman who are open to life in… Continue reading As synod approaches, Nigerian bishops speak up for the family

Nigerian prelate sees tide turning against Boko Haram, supports amnesty offer

A Nigerian cardinal has lent his support to a proposal to offer amnesty for members of the Boko Haram terrorist organization. Most Boko Haram fighters have no interest in the groups Islamist ideology, said Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja. Speaking to Aid to the Church in Need during a visit to New York, the Nigerian… Continue reading Nigerian prelate sees tide turning against Boko Haram, supports amnesty offer