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1. '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... 
2. 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... 
3. 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... 
4. 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... 
5. 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 ... 
6. 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... 
7. 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... 
8. 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... 
9. 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... 
10. 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... 
11. 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... 
12. 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. ... 
13. 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... 
14. 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... 
15. 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... 
16. 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... 
17. 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... 
18. 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... 
19. 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... 
20. 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... 
21. 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... 
22. CONTINUOUS REORIENTATION OF PEOPLE VITAL FOR GLOBAL PEACE
The Executive Secretary of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (Caritas Nigeria); Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey has emphasized the importance of formation and reorientation of people on the importance of g... 
23. MOSLEMS URGED TO PRAY AND COLLABORATE IN PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Muslims throughout the world have been called upon to use this year’s Ramadan season to pray and collaborate with Christians and other Religious groups to protect the environment, which the Holy Father Pope Francis described as the common home of... 
24. MYSTERY OF BLESSED TRINITY A REFLECTION OF UNITY IN DIVERSITY WORTHY OF EMULATION
The mystery of the Blessed Trinity has been described as a pillar of the Christian Faith which emphasizes unity in diversity of the three persons in one God, worthy of emulation by the Christian community. This postulation was made by Rev. Fr. Zacharia... 
25. ARCHBISHOP REITERATES IMPORTANCE OF MARY IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH
The Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke has reiterated the relevance and importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Church; stressing that Priests and other anointed persons of God should be abreast o... 
26. NIGERIAN YOUTHS URGED TO UNITE TO FIGHT THE COMMON ENEMY TO SAVE NIGERIA
Nigerian Youths from the three major tribes of the country have been called upon to sheathe the un-going daggers of “war” and collaborate to face their common enemy – the country’s politicians  “who abuse their o... 
27. CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES URGED TO BECOME A REFLECTION OF THE COMMUNION OF THE BLESSED TRINITY
The Holy Father Pope Francis has described the celebration of the mystery of Trinity Sunday as a continuous call on “the Christian community, despite its human limitations to become a reflection of the communion of the Trinity, of its goodness an... 
28. Pope Francis: Central role of women interfaith dialogue
Pope Francis greets participants at the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Friday with participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue,... 
29. Pope Francis to Scholas Occurrentes: Education not only for elite
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Friday evening inaugurated the new Vatican office of the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, which promotes an interface of education, art and sport to create a “culture of encounter for peace”. For the oc... 
30. Hypocrisy can tear your soul to pieces: Pope Francis warns
The pope’s daily homily from Santa Marta VATICAN CITY — Today, Pope Francis urged Christian to be truthful, warning them against The Holy Father Pope Francis has called on Christians to desist from flattery and hypocrisy warning that... 

 



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