Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Catholic priest shot dead in Imo

Catholic priest shot dead in Imo

Jude Egbuom, a Catholic priest, has been murdered in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state.According to PUNCH, Egbuom, who was the presiding priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Amucha, Njaba LGA, was attackedat a barber's shop where he had gone to have a hair cut around 8pm on Monday.The armed attackers reportedly demanded his car keys and when he [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bishops flood Benue for burial of Catholic priests

PHOTOS: Bishops flood Benue for burial of Catholic priests

Victims of suspected herdsmen attack at St Ignatius, Mbalom, Benue state were given a mass burial on Tuesday.John Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja diocese; Matthew Kukah, bishop of sokoto diocese; Ignatius Kaigama, bishop of Jos diocese, are among the clerics who attended the service.Seventeen persons, including two priests, were among those killed in the church attack.See pictures below:Photo Credit: @CollingsUma [...]

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    EXTRA: Masquerades ‘invade Anambra church, try to abduct priest’

EXTRA: Masquerades ‘invade Anambra church, try to abduct priest’

The Anambra police command says it has arrested three masqueraders for allegedly disrupting a church programme in Idemili north local government area of the stateNkeiruka Nwode, spokesman of the command, told journalists on Saturday that the suspects attacked worshipers on Friday night at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke."Three masqueraders have been arrested in connection with the church attack," Nwode [...]

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    Despite Pope’s intervention, ‘rebellious’ priests frustrate Okpaleke out of Ahiara diocese

Despite Pope’s intervention, ‘rebellious’ priests frustrate Okpaleke out of Ahiara diocese

Peter Okpaleke, Catholic bishop of Ahiara diocese, in Imo state, has finally resigned, following rejection from the faithful in the diocese.A statement issued by the Vatican on Monday said Pope Francis has accepted his resignation.Ahiara diocese had been engulfed in crisis following their refusal to accept Peter Okpaleke, appointed the local bishop in 2012 by the then pontiff, Benedict XVI.While [...]

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    Catholic Church returns to CAN — after five years

Catholic Church returns to CAN — after five years

The Catholic Church has returned to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), five years after leaving the association.The Catholic Church left the association in January 2013.In a letter to Ayo Oritsejafor, the then CAN president, the church said it was leaving the organisation “temporarily” over “some recent attitudes, utterances and actions of the national leadership of CAN which in our opinion [...]

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    Pope ‘considering allowing married men become priests’

Pope ‘considering allowing married men become priests’

Pope Francis has reportedly given nod to a debate to consider the possibility of married men becoming priests.Vatican sources were quoted to have said the pontiff has requested a conversation over allowing married men in the Amazon region of Brazil to be ordained as priests.This follows a request made by Claudio Hummes, a cardinal and president of the Episcopal commission [...]

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    Gunmen invade Catholic church in Lagos, shoot priest

Gunmen invade Catholic church in Lagos, shoot priest

Some gunmen opened fire on Daniel Nwankwo, parish priest of St Thomas Catholic Church, Onilekere, adjacent Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Lagos, on Friday.A parishioner, who simply identified himself as Valentine, said the assailant struck around 9am.He explained that the victim had just finished attending to a church member when he was attacked."They were three in number. The men came into the church as [...]

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    Ahiara crisis: Pope replies recalcitrant Nigerian priests

Ahiara crisis: Pope replies recalcitrant Nigerian priests

Pope Francis has started replying Catholic priests in Ahiara diocese, Imo state, whom he had earlier directed to write to him over the lingering church crisis in the area.John Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja diocese, confirmed this while speaking to Crux, a Catholic online platform,.Ahiara diocese had been engulfed in crisis following their refusal to accept Peter Okpaleke, appointed the local [...]

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    Catholic church: We can prove that 808 people were killed in southern Kaduna

Catholic church: We can prove that 808 people were killed in southern Kaduna

The Catholic diocese of Kafanchan, Kaduna state, says it has evidence to prove that 808 people were killed in the southern part of the state.Government and security agencies had disputed the casualty figure when it was first made public late last year.But in an interview with TheCable on Tuesday, Ibrahim Yakubu, vicar-general of the Kafanchan Catholic diocese, said the killings [...]

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    Catholic bishops: We’re 100 percent with Buhari

Catholic bishops: We’re 100 percent with Buhari

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has declared 100 percent support for the anti-graft war of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with journalists after leading 16 bishops to a meeting with the president late Monday, Ignatius Kaigama, president of the conference, ‎described corruption as a cancer that is impeding the growth of the country.‎"Since 1960, the Catholic bishops have been talking against [...]

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    Pope Francis makes divorce free, easier for Catholics

Pope Francis makes divorce free, easier for Catholics

In his latest Catholic Church reform ahead of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made divorce – or a nullity of marriages, as it is regarded by Catholics – free and easier to achieve in the church.In one of his two apostolic letters, motu proprio, Latin for “by the Pope’s own initiative”, released on Tuesday, Francis said the process should be free, [...]

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    Pope ‘welcomes’ abortion offenders ahead of ‘mercy year’

Pope ‘welcomes’ abortion offenders ahead of ‘mercy year’

Pope Francis has shifted the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion, following the arrival of the Church’s Year of Mercy.Earlier, women who have had abortions – considered a grave sin by the church – were considered automatically excommunicated, and only a bishop could lift the ban.However, the Pope’s new policy, for the upcoming Year of Mercy – a centuries-old Catholic practice [...]

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    Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals

Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals

Pope Francis has named 20 archbishops and bishops as new cardinals.They were selected  from 14 countries across all the seven continents and would be installed at a ceremony scheduled for February 14.The college of cardinals are the church's most senior officials and usually ordained bishopsFifteen of them are below 80 years, making them eligible to enter a conclave to elect the [...]

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    VIDEO: Four years after, Mbaka says Ohakim never flogged any reverend father

VIDEO: Four years after, Mbaka says Ohakim never flogged any reverend father

It must be one of the most popular myths ever.As preparations for the 2011 elections went into top gear and politicking took the centre state, a report surfaced on the social media that Chief Ikedi Ohakim, the then governor of Imo State who was seeking re-election, had committed a sacrilege: stripping and flogging a Catholic priest.According to the report, which [...]

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    Soldiers ‘capture’ high-ranking B’Haram leader

Soldiers ‘capture’ high-ranking B’Haram leader

The defence headquarters says it has arrested a top member of the Boko Haram sect in Konduga, a community in Borno state.The said leader was "arrested" on Wednesday during a battle that led to the death of over 60 insurgents.Nigerian forces had successfully flushed out members of Boko Haram sect  from the community during the operation, which lasted more than 12 hours.Three Hilux vehicles, [...]

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