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1. Press Release - Erection of Bomadi Diocese
The Holy Father Pope Francis has elevated the Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi to a Diocese under the Metropolitan See of Benin City and has appointed Most Rev Hyacinth Egbebo MSP,  as the first Bishop of the Diocese. The date for the Diocesan c... 
2. Our Hope in Despair: Towards National Restoration >> A Communique issued at the end of Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State, 7-15 September 2017
Click Here to read the Communique issued at the end of Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State, 7-15 September 2017... 
3. CATHOLIC DOCTORS EMPHASIZE SANCTITY OF LIFE
Catholic doctors have reiterated the need for government to hold sacrosanct the right to life by all Nigerian citizens, including the unborn child. The doctors made the call in the communiqué issued at the end of the 12th Scientific Confere... 
4. BEAR FRUITS THAT WILL BRING GLORY TO GOD; BISHOP TELLS GRADUANDS
Graduands of the Institute for Formation, Idu, in Jos Ecclesiastical Province, have been called upon to bear fruits that will last long and bring glory to God by using their training to serve the Church and humanity working within the confines of the g... 
5. CONTINUOUS VIOLENCE, MANIFESTATION OF FAILED STATE
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has described the continuous violence in the society to the manifestation of state failure; pointing out that “It is the irresponsible and corrupt leadership that prepares the ... 
6. BISHOPS REITERATE SANCTITY OF LIFE, CONDEMN INVASION OF CHURCH BY GUNMEN
Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have reemphasized the sanctity of human life noting that no person has the right to take the life of another human person, no matter the circumstance. The Bishops made this observation in their commun... 
7. OWERRI ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE BISHOPS URGE AHIARA FAITHFUL TO BE SUBMISSIVE TO THE HOLY FATHER
The Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri have called on the priests, religious and lay faithful of Ahiara Diocese to comply with the directives of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, accept Bishop Peter Okpaleke as their local ordinary and prepa... 
8. Pope Francis Sends Condolences for Attack on Church in Nigeria
The Pope is “deeply saddened” for the victims of the “violent attack” that took place in the Catholic Church of St. Philip in Ozubulu, Anambra State, in southern Nigeria yesterday, Sunday, August 6, 2017. During morning Mass, a... 
9. Kaigama condemns attack in Catholic Church in Nnewi diocese
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has condemned in strong terms the recent attacks on St Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu in Nnewi diocese of Anambra State.  In a recen... 
10. 'DANGEROUS' ALLIANCE BETWEEN MAJOR WORLD POWERS CONDEMNED
Pope Francis has expressed concern about the alliance among major world powers noting that this is “very dangerous”; as this alliance have “distorted the vision of the world. The Holy Father particularly identified the alliance betwee... 
11. ELITISM IN EDUCATION VERY DANGEROUS, Says Pope Francis
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has warned against making education an exclusive reserve of the elites pointing that “education is not about knowing things or taking lessons but about being able to use three lingos: those of the head, the heart, an... 
12. MBAISE SHOULD BE A ROLE MODEL OF PEACE – Governor Rochas Okorocha
Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the Governor of Imo State has called on priests and Catholic lay faithful of Ahiara Diocese to make Mbaise land a symbol of peace for other people to emulate. The governor gave the admonition during a meeting with representative... 
13. KNIGHTS OF ST JOHN INTERNATIONAL AND CWO ADMONISH FAITHFUL OF AHIARA DIOCESE
The Knights of St John International (KSJI) and the national office of the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) have reiterated the need for respect for the authority of the Holy Father, Pope Francis and expressed their solidarity with him on his decision... 
14. ECONOMIC RECESION: CATHOLIC CHURCH URGED TO BE BEACON OF LIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE
The Catholic Church has been called upon to remain the beacon of light for the people of the country, especially Catholic faithful, during the present period of economic recession. The admonition was contained in a Resolution adopted by members of the ... 
15. HEALING, A COLLABORATION BETWEEN SPIRITUAL AND MEDICAL PROCESSES
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has described spiritual healing as an integral part of the healing process of the medical feat pointing out that “healing is the work of God in collaboration with the efforts of human bein... 
16. STATE, CHURCH COLLABORATION PARAMOUNT TO EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY – Cardinal Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has stressed the need for collaboration between the State and the Church in the provision of adequate health facilities for the people, especially in cases of infectious and deadly diseases like... 
17. ANOTHER CIVIL WAR NOT IN THE INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, has advised those fanning the embers of another civil war in the country to rethink, pointing out that “this is not in the interest of the country”. The Bishop made the admonition while speakin... 
18. RELIGION, A GREAT ASSET TO ANY NATION
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal  Oniayekan  has described  Religion as a great asset in the life of any nation. He, however, warned that for religion to have positive impact in the Nigerian nation, Religious leaders and t... 
19. CONTEST FOR SOULS OF NIGERIANS, A LEGITIMATE APOSTOLATE – Cardinal Onaiyekan
Christians in Nigeria have been challenged to be more proactive in the promotion of the Christian Religion, instead of engaging in unnecessary argument about the plan to Islamise Nigeria. The call was made by the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Card... 
20. LAITY URGED TO ACCOMPANY PRIESTS ON THEIR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY IN LIFE
True friendship with Priests means “accompanying them and sustaining them in faith, fidelity to prayers and apostolic commitments,” the Holy Father, Pope Francis has declared. He asserted this at the Vatican, recently while speaking to memb... 
21. CHURCH POSITION ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
Two Catholic Prelates, Cardinal Peter Turkson and Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi have reiterated the position of the church global challenges noting that it is predicated on the common good of all humanity and not on national or regional identities. ... 
22. ZIMBABWE’S BISHOPS CONFERENCE WARNS AGAINST VIOLENCE DURING ELECTIONS
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Zimbabwe (ZCBC) have called on the citizens of the country to justly exercise their voting rights in the country’s forthcoming 2018 General Elections; urging them to eschew all forms of violence and reject coerc... 
23. GHANA GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO RETURN MISSION SCHOOLS APPLAUDED
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Ghana has applauded the plan of the government of the country to return mission schools to their original owners.  The commendation was given recently in Kumasi, Ghana, by the Bishop Chairman of the Conference Co... 
24. WOMEN IDENTIFIED AS AGENTS OF HUMAN FAMILY TRANSFORMATION
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of women in the teaching of values of unity and fraternity; adding that this can transform the human family. Pope Francis made this remark while meeting with participants at the plenary assemb... 
25. POPE FRANCIS ON NEED TO RE-ENERGIZE THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES’ APOSTOLATE
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has emphasized the need to reenergize the spiritual aspect of the apostolate of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) so as  to reduce the emphasis of seeing the body as a an organization that collects and distribute... 
26. CBCN DIRECTIVE ON TENURE OF OFFICE FOR OFFICERS OF CHURCH SOCIETIES IN THE INTEREST OF THE COMMON GOOD – Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu
The decision of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria to peg the tenure of officers of Church societies, organizations and sodalities to a four-year non-renewable tenure is aimed at ensuring equity, justice and peace as well as provide an opportun... 
27. NIGERIA CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER CIVIL WAR
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has warned against the polarization of the Nigerian nation noting that Nigerians stand to gain more living together as citizens of one united nation. He therefore called for an end to a... 
28. CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN ADMONISHES PRIESTS OF AHIARA DIOCESE TO COMPLY WITH THE POPE FRANCIS’ DIRECTIVE
The Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese and Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called on the incardinated priests of the diocese of Ahiara Diocese to comply with the recent directive of the Holy Father Pope Francis, over... 
29. VOCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD, AN ACT OF GOD – Honourable Rotimi Amaechi
The vocation to the Priesthood is an act of God, and the few anointed by Him have the burden of facilitating the salvation of the people, the Minister of Transport and former governor of Rivers State, Honourable Rotimi Amaechi has declared.The Minister... 
30. CCFN EXECUTIVE SCRETARY ARTICULATES CAUSES OF CONFLICTS IN THE WORLD
The Executive Secretary of Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN), the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN); Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey has articulated the reasons responsible for conflicts in d... 

 



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