Tag: Pope Francis

Reno Omokri writes Pope, wants Father Mbaka Investigated

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has petitioned the world leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis to investigate Ejike Mbaka, a priest in Enugu state, for alleged shady dealings in politics. Addressing the Vatican, Omokri accused Mbaka, the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN),[Read More…]

Kukah gets international recognition with appointment by Pope Francis

Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese has been appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development. The appointment was disclosed in a statement by Reverend Father Christopher Omotosho, a spokesperson for the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto. Omotosho said[Read More…]

Just in: Pope Francis, Ex-Pope Benedict get COVID-19 vaccines

Pope Francis and ex-Pope Benedict have on Thursday received the first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus. The 84 -year-old pope Francis and the 93-year-old former pope Benedict are more vulnerable to the virus because of their age and health challenges. Francis has had one of his lung removed following[Read More…]

Pope Francis condemns the killing of scores of farmers and villagers in Borno

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the killing of scores of farmers and villagers in Borno, northeast Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants as a `terroristic massacre’ that offended the name of God. The Pope spoke of Saturday’s attack during his weekly general audience, held virtually from his library in the Vatican[Read More…]

Breaking: Lets us pray for Nigeria – Pope Francis begs christians

Pope Francis on Sunday called for urgent prayer for Nigeria to avert every form of violence. Nigeria has been engulfed by lots of violence, looting, destruction of properties and killing innocent people in the aftermath of #EndSARS protest. But Pope Francis in tweets on Sunday said what was not expressed[Read More…]

Pope Francis appoints the auxiliary bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, into Pontifical Council

Pope Francis has appointed the auxiliary bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Anambra State, Denis Isizoh, into the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor disclosed this in congratulatory message to Isizoh on Tuesday obtained by our correspondent. He described Isizoh’s appointment as a[Read More…]

Pope Francis Tells Gay Man, God Made Him Gay And His Sexuality “Does Not Matter”

A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.” Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality[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…]

Chimamanda Adichie: I’ve Never Thought Of Compassion As A Tenet Of Catholicism, Until Pope Francis

As a child, I loved Mass, its swirl of music and rituals. My family went every Sunday to St. Peter’s, the Catholic chapel at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka. It was full of perfumed people: gold pendants at women’s throats, their headscarves flared out like the wings of giant[Read More…]

Pope Francis To Allow Priests To Forgive Women Who Had Abortions

Pope Francis will allow priests discretion to absolve women who have had abortions if they seek forgiveness during the upcoming Holy Year beginning Dec. 8, the Vatican announced in a statement Tuesday. “One of the serious problems of our time is clearly the changed relationship with respect to life,” the[Read More…]