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1. AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN) ON THE OCCASION OF A COURTESY CALL ON HIS EXCELLENCY MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018
AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN) ON THE OCCASION OF A COURTESY CALL ON HIS EXCELLENCY MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018   Your Excellenc... 
2. PARENTS URGED TO ENCOURAGE THEIR CHILDREN TO IMBIBE THE TENETS OF HOLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION
The Holy Childhood Association (HCA) has been described as the most ideal forum for imbibing Christian values and teachings of the Catholic faith in Catholic children. The National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Nigeria, Rev. Fr.... 
3. IMBIBE THE HUMILITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST AND RESPOND POSITIVELY TO THE CALL OF GOD
Catholics have been admonished to imbibe the humility of John the Baptist and respond positively to the call of God by using their individual gifts from God for the good of humanity. This admonition was given by Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu in his homily at the... 
4. ARCHBISHOP JOB OUTLINES VIRTUES FOR GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE
Archbishop Felix Alaba Job, the Emeritus Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese has identified sincerity of heart filled with faith and endurance to do God’s will as necessary virtues that will bear fruits  of a good Christians life that will ensu... 
5. RESPECT THE SACREDNESS OF THE CHURCH, CATHOLICS TOLD
Catholics have been admonished to stop activities or actions that could reduce the sacredness of the Church as a place of worship for God. This admonition was given by the Archbishop Emeritus of Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev. Felix Alaba Job in his open... 
6. REFUSAL OF LAND FOR BUILDING CHURCHES IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IS A BREACH OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF CHRISTIANS
The refusal of government authorities to give land for the building of churches by Christian denominations in some parts of the country has been described as a violation of the country’s Constitution which stipulates freedom of worship and choice... 
7. LET US COLLABORATE TO LIBERATE NIGERIA – Cardinal Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called on all Nigerians to join hands in liberating the nation from its present socio-economic predicament and injustice caused by incessant killing of innocent people, kidnapping, armed rob... 
8. CAN CAUTIONS ON CONSEQUENCES OF ATTACK ON CHRISTIAN FARMERS
The persistent carnage of Fulani herdsmen in Adamawa State has been described as a deliberate attempt to subdue the practice of Christianity in the state; with the allegation of the government tacitly supporting this infringement on the freedom of prac... 
9. ATTACK ON INNOCENT FARMERS BY HERDSMEN AIMED AT CRIPPLING SOCIO-ECONOMIC LIFE OF BENUE PEOPLE
The persistent attack on the people of Benue State by Fulani cattle herdsmen has been described as a brutish attempt aimed at crippling socio-economic and political life of the people; in spite of the sacrifices and contributions of the people of the M... 
10. CARDINAL OKOGIE BERATES NIGERIAN POLITICAL LEADERS
Anthony Cardinal Okogie, the Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Lagos has expressed concern that the country’s political leaders  give precedence  to their political fortunes over the  security and welfare of the people of the country... 
11. FAKE NEWS; A DETRIMENTAL MATTER OF GLOBAL CONCERN
The Bishops of the Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have expressed concern over the negative effects of “fake news” on all facets of life in the country, noting that “such news has al... 
12. BISHOPS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER GOVERNMENT’S LUKEWARNESS TOWARDS PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY
Catholic Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan have called on the Federal Government to be more responsive to the Constitutional duty of protecting the lives of innocent Nigerians. According to them: “Time has come to firmly and sincer... 
13. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT URGED TO END SPINELESS KILLING OF INNOCENT NIGERIANS
The Federal Government has been called upon to bring to an immediate end the spineless killings of Nigerians in different parts of Nigeria by Fulani Cattle herdsmen and other criminals in the country; as the present situation portends a great danger fo... 
14. CURRENT WAVE OF VIOLENCE PORTEND DANGER, CATHOLIC BISHOPS WARN
The current wave of violence and incessant killing of innocent Nigerians in different parts of the country portends danger for the country if the Federal Government does not seriously rise up to her primary responsibility of protecting the lives and pr... 
15. ON THE RECURRENT WAVE OF VIOLENCE AND THE CHEAPENING OF HUMAN LIVES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY. A STATEMENT BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN)
Preamble Our beloved country appears to be under siege from many forces. Repeatedly, innocent citizens in different communities across the nation are brutally attacked and their sources of livelihood mindlessly destroyed. Property, worth millions of... 
16. PROPOSED BILL ON REGULATION OF NGOs INIMICAL TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH
The attempt to regulate Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), by a law of the National Assembly will do more harm than good and the Federal House of Representatives has been admonished to trash the proposed Bill before the House in this respect... 
17. BISHOP WARNS AGAINST USING RELIGION TO ACQUIRE POLITICAL POWER
Accessing political power through the ladder of religion has been described as a detrimental process that could lead to violence and retardation of socio-economic growth. This assertion was made by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matth... 
18. PURIFY THE SOCIETY BY PRAYER AND WITNESSING, CATHOLICS TOLD
Catholics have been called upon to be inspired by their faith to purify the society by prayer and witnessing. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah in his homily at the ordination of three new Deacon... 
19. FAITHFUL OF BOMADI DIOCESE URGED TO BRACE UP FOR CHALLENGES
The faithful of the newly erected Diocese of Bomadi have been admonished to brace up for the challenges ahead for the consolidation of their new ecclesiastical and canonical responsibilities. The advice was given by Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the Met... 
20. FRATERNAL COMMUNON OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH A DIVINE GIFT OF GOD – CBCN President
The fraternal communion of the Catholic Church is a divine gift of God which makes her different from other denominations and Catholics are known for remaining united under the Apostolic and pastoral leadership of the Holy Father the Pope; the Cat... 
21. HOLINESS OF LIFE PRIMARY MISSION OF CHRISTIANITY; Says Archbishop Kaigama
The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has described holiness of life as the primary mission of the Christian faith as against the present preaching of prosperity and miracles being presently orc... 
22. APOSTOLIC NUNCIO OUTLINES SPIRITUAL AND PASTORAL DUTIES FOR CATHOLIC FAITHFUL
The Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi has outlined the spiritual and pastoral challenges the faithful of the newly erected diocese of Bomadi have to contend with stressing: “we must remember that the erection of the ... 
23. CATHOLIC FAITHFUL URGED TO WORK FOR COMMON GOOD OF A BETTER WORLD
The Catholic Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev. Gabriel ‘Leke Abegunrin has reiterated the need for the Church, the faithful and all people of God to be actively involved in making the world better for the common good of all. The Archbis... 
24. POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR MIGRANTS
The Holy Father Pope Francis has called for compassion and love for the over 250 million migrants in the world, noting that about 22.5million of these are refugees who in the words of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI; “in order to find peace, they are ... 
25. USE YOUR TALENTS TO PREACH THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST, CATHOLIC ARTISTS TOLD
Catholic professionals in the film industry have been admonished to use their talents for the promotion of the evangelization mission of the Church, using the film industry as a platform for the promotion of Christian morals and values. This advice wa... 
26. FILM INDUSTRY, VERITABLE TOOL FOR EVANGELIZATION MISSION OF THE CHURCH
The Episcopal Chairman of the Communications Directorate of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has described the film industry as an invaluable tool for the evangelization apostolate of the Church in the country. He ther... 
27. CARDINAL ARINZE EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF LAY FAITHFUL FOR EVANGELIZATION
Francis Cardinal Arinze, emeritus Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments at the Vatican has described the apostolate of the laity as an indispensable tool for the evangelization mission of the Church in the ... 
28. ARCHBISHOP OBINNA REITERATES COMMITMENT OF CBCN TO MAKING VERITAS UNIVERSITY MODEL FOR COMPLETE HUMAN FORMATION
Archbishop Anthony J. V. Obinna, the Metropolitan of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province has reiterated the commitment of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria to make Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria), Abuja, the model of comp... 
29. EDUCATION, AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR NATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has described education as the most essential tool for the development of any nation and its people, noting that no amount of investment in it is a waste. The Cardinal made this assertion in his... 
30. VUNA GRADUATES URGED TO BE AGENTS OF CHANGE IN THE SOCIETY
Graduating students of the Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria), Abuja, have been admonished to be agents of positive change in the society, using the spiritual and educational formation they have received at the university to counter th... 

 



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