Tag: Catholic Church

Police confirm kidnap of students at Catholic school in Kaduna

The Police in Kaduna State on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of yet to be ascertained number of students by gunmen from St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy. NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that the gunmen invaded the school at about 8 pm and began shooting sporadically, causing pandemonium in the[Read More…]

MURIC, a group known for issuing divisive statements wants Catholic priest, Godfrey Igwebuike Onah arrested

The Nigerian Islamic human rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused Rev. Fr. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of using his recent church sermon to incite Christians of Nsukka to attack Muslims and destroy mosques in the town. The group has therefore called on the security agencies to arrest the[Read More…]

COVID-19: Catholic Churches In Nigeria Give 425 Health Facilities As Isolation Centres

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19.  Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), who disclosed this at the presidential task force briefing on Monday said state governments can now take advantage[Read More…]

Catholic Bishops and Parishioners Protest in Abuja over killings across Nigeria

Hundreds of Catholic faithful are currently marching on the streets of Abuja against the rising wave of insecurity and killings in Nigeria. The march, which kicked off from the National Ecumenical Center, had a large number of Catholic Bishops among participants.  Carrying different placards, the protesters are demanding for a[Read More…]

Catholic Church in Lagos suspends handshakes and the use of holy water fonts indefinitely due to the spread of Coronavirus

Since Coronavirus was recorded in Nigeria after an Italian businessman aboard a Turkish Airlines flight arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from Milan, Italy, having transited through Istanbul, Turkey. The Catholic Archdiocese is one of the major institutions to act swiftly to contain the spread – In Lagos,[Read More…]

Catholic Priests Demand End To Celibacy Rule They Say ‘The Loneliness Is Too Much’

A group of senior priests in Germany has called on Catholic Church to end the celibacy rule in an open letter. The 11 high ranking clerics, who were ordained n Cologne in 1967, are of the opinion that every man should have the right to choose to take the vow[Read More…]

80 Couples Wed in Style in Nyanya, Abuja [Photo]

…As Over 600 Receive Sacrament of Confirmation Despite the fear of insecurity and past incidents of terrorist attacks in this town near Abuja, New Nyanya is peaceful as it witnesses social and religious activities. It was indeed a day of joy for parishioners of St. Sylvester Catholic Church New Nyanya[Read More…]

All Catholic Priests Can Now Forgive Abortion, Pope Says

Pope Francis on Monday allowed all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a power previously reserved for bishops or special confessor. Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving church a characteristic of his papacy, made the announcement in a document known as an “apostolic letter” after[Read More…]

“Friday Is Our Day of Prayers” – Over 200 Muslim Fundamentalist On Rampage Destroy Catholic Church In Niger State

A group of another Muslim youths yesterday attacked St. Philip’s Catholic Parish, Baki Iku, close to Zuma Rock in Niger State, destroying properties worth thousands of naira. This is coming only days after Redeemed Christian Church of God member Eunice Olawale was slaughtered during her morning Evangelism in Abuja, yet[Read More…]

In Nasarawa, Bishop Weds 109 Couples Same Time, Officiating Priest Urged In-laws Not To Interfere

Nasarawa, April 30, 2016 (NAN) Most Rev. Mathew Audu, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Saturday in Masaka wedded 109 couples and urged in-laws not to interfere in their affairs. Audu, who was on his third pastoral visit to St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Masaka, appealed[Read More…]