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1. GLOBAL CATHOLIC POPULATION TOPS 1.28 BILLION
Taken together, the 10 countries with the most Catholics account for almost 56 percent of the world's Catholic population, the Vatican reported.   The 2017 "Annuario Pontificio," or Vatican yearbook, and a new edition of the Vatican Statistical ... 
2. POPE CALLS ON SEMINARIANS TO SHUN ECCLESIAL CAREERISM
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has described ecclesial careerism as a plague which must be avoided by those who want to give their lives to God. He therefore called on Seminarians studying in Rome to avoid this plague and shun worry-free, comfortable li... 
3. BISHOPS OF SOUTH AFRICA CAUTION ON CHALLENGES FACING THE COUNTRY
Bishops of the Catholic Church in South Africa have advocated a more pragmatic approach on the part of the President, Mr Jacob Zuma, the country’s Parliament and the ruling political party (ANC) in addressing the socio-economic challenges current... 
4. “WOMEN, INVALUABLE AGENTS OF DEVELOPMENT”
Women have been described as paramount agents of development in any society by virtue of their invaluable contributions in several aspects of life in the homes, offices and the society at large. This assertion was made by the Deputy Secretary General o... 
5. MOVE CLOSER TO GOD IN THE EUCHARIST, CATHOLICS TOLD
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has called on Catholics to move closer to God in the Eucharist and pray fervently because; “Without the Eucharist , there is no Church”.   The bishop gave the admo... 
6. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES ADVOCATED FOR RESTORATION OF NIGERIA’S INTEGRITY
Equitable distribution of the nation’s resources for the common good of all Nigerians has been described a panacea for restoring the dignity of Nigerians as human beings, the integrity of the country as a nation and the restoration of the loyalty... 
7. “ETHNIC INCLINATION DANGEROUS FOR NIGERIA’S UNITY”
The Bishops of the Catholic Church in Nigeria have identified the increase in ethnic inclination as a great threat to the unity of the country and peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians. According to them, the recent increase in ethnic affiliation resul... 
8. DIOCESAN DIRECTORS URGE JOURNALISTS TO PROTECT NATION’S INTEGRITY
Catholic media practitioners have been urged to be at the vanguard of responsible reportage especially in the dissemination of information during crisis period and other issues that border on violence, security and protection of the unity and integrity... 
9. CATHOLIC MEDIA MEN URGED TO CHAMPION RESPONSIBLE REPORTING
Catholic media men and women have been called upon to champion the cause of responsible journalism in reporting violence and crisis without jeopardising the integrity and sovereignty of the Nigerian nation. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of ... 
10. COOPERATE WITH GOD TO GET OUT OF THE GRAVE OF CORRUPTION, NIGERIANS TOLD
A call has been made on all Nigerians, especially Christians to respond and cooperate with God , in order to get out of the grave of corruption, promiscuity, greed, lust and craze for mundane things of the world; in order to eternal life after death. ... 
11. BISHOP BAGOBIRI ADVOCATES EFFECTIVE SYNERGY AGAINST SYSTEMATIC ELIMINATION OF CHRISTIANS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA
The Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Bagobiri has called for an effective synergy by all Christian denominations in the country to counter the systematic elimination of Christianity in the Northern part of the country. Bishop Bag... 
12. REVERSAL OF INSTITUTIONALIZED INJUSTICE, PANACEA FOR LASTING PEACE IN SOUTHERN KADUNA – Bishop Bagobiri
The reversion of institutionalized injustice against the people of Southern Kaduna has been described as the effective panacea for putting an end to the persistent crises in the area. This position was posited by Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan Dio... 
13. ARCHBISHOP KAIGAMA COMMENDS KAFANCHAN DIOCESE URGES GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE PROACTIVE IN RESOLVING CRISIS IN NIGERIA
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, has commended the resilient spirit of the Bishop, Priests, Religious and Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Kafachan even in the midst of provocati... 
14. ARCBISHOP KAIGAMA PAYS SOLIDARITY VISIT TO KAFANCHAN DIOCESE, DONATES 20 MILLION NAIRA AND REASSURES END OF CRISIS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, has paid a solidarity visit to the Bishop, Clergy, Religious and the entire Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan. The President who was ac... 
15. “REALITY OF DEATH: LET US PLAN FOR LIFE AFTER”
The reality of death makes it compulsory for us to always think and plan for life in the life after, instead of concentrating on the mundane things of this world, the Executive Secretary of Catholic Caritas foundation of Nigeria (CCFN), Rev. Fr. Evaris... 
16. DEDICATION TO WORK AN INDELIBLE LEGACY – CSN Secretary General
Dedication and commitment to work have been described as a legacy and virtues that help any person to leave indelible marks on the sands of time, particularly in places where one has worked.  This assertion was made by the Secretary General of th... 
17. NEED FOR MORE INTERRACTIVE DIALOGUE ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS ADVOCATED
There has been a consensus on the need for continuous dialogue and consultation among all stakeholders on the potentialities and benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs); with the primary objective of ensuring the common good of majority of Ni... 
18. MORAL IMPLICATIONS PARAMOUNT IN THE ISSUE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS
The Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu has reemphasized that moral implication remains a central concern on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms; and therefore called for caution on the outright a... 
19. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS; CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN ADVOCATES DIALOGUE FOR COMMON GOOD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called for continuous proactive dialogue on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms to ensure a beneficial outcome for the common good of all Nigerians.  The cardinal ... 
20. CATHOLIC MEDIA PRACTITIONERS URGED TO BRACE UP FOR CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Catholic media professionals and practitioners have been called upon to brace up for the challenges of the social media and counter false publications about the Church through this modern day medium of communication. The call was made by the Catholic ... 
21. CHRISTIANS URGED TO ESCHEW COMPLACENCY AND PREACH THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST
Christians throughout Nigeria, especially Catholic faithful, have been called upon to shed their toga of complacency and use all they have to reach-out with the Good News of Christ without counting the costs; even in the face of persecution. The call ... 
22. AUTHENTIC LOVE IS A DAILY ACTION NOT AN ANNUAL EVENT – Bishop Abegunrin
Archbishop Gabriel Abegunrin of Ibadan Archdiocese has described Corporal Works of Mercy as the greatest of love and virtues adding that this should be imbibed and practiced by all Christians on daily basis. According to him, authentic love, as ordaine... 
23. GOVERNMENT URGED TO BE MORE PROACTIVE IN ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES FACING NIGERIA
Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have called on the Federal Government to be more proactive in addressing the challenges of the country to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians, instead of continuous blame of the former administration for the ... 
24. NICON INSURANCE LIMITED AND CSN IN A HISTORIC MEETING TO PROMOTE EDUCATION IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nicon Insurance limited, Boyade Samuel has paid a courtesy visit to the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja. Mr. Samuel who came along with his executive officers were received by the Secretary G... 
25. CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL SUPPORT OUR POLITICAL LEADERS BUT... - KAIGAMA
The Catholic Church will continue to pledge her collaboration with our political leaders for the overall improvement of the lives of ordinary Nigerians, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has stated.   The Archbishop made this remark in his good w... 
26. Bishop Okeke commended for his Generosity
Bishop Hilary Okeke of the Catholic diocese of Nnewi has been described as a dynamic and committed religious leader who has generously used his gifts and talents for the growth of the Nigerian Church and humanity in general. This commendation was made... 
27. POPE FRANCIS STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUMAN PERSON
 The Holy Father, Pope Francis had reiterated the importance of the integral development of the human person, the preservation of the environment, fight against injustice and the need for adequate policies to protect the interests of migrants. The... 
28. POPE FRANCIS WARNS AGAINST GOSSIPING
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has warned against gossips among Catholic faithful pointing out that such act is detrimental to progress, love and harmony amongst the people of God in any Parish. Pope Francis gave the warning in his homily at the celebr... 
29. CSN WORKERS URGED TO EMBRACE COLLABORATIVE MINISTRY
Workers of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) and other agencies of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have been admonished to embrace collaborative ministry in the discharge of their various duties to facilitate the evange... 
30. CBCN WORKERS URGED TO COLLABORATE TO ENHANCE THE EVANGELIZATION APOSTOLATE OF THE CHURCH
Workers of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) and other agencies of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have been called upon to embrace collaborative ministry in the discharge of their various duties to enhance the evangelization ... 

 



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