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1. 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... 
2. 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... 
3. 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... 
4. 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... 
5. 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... 
6. 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... 
7. 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... 
8. 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 ... 
9. 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... 
10. 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 ... 
11. 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... 
12. 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... 
13. 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 ... 
14. 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... 
15. 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... 
16. 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... 
17. VERITAS UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY URGED TO ESCHEW PRACTICES THAT PROMOTE ETHNIC AGENDA
The Community of Veritas University (The Catholic University of Nigeria), Abuja, have been urged to eschew practices that promote ethnic and sectional agenda and other vices that are detrimental to the provision of holistic education and formation of s... 
18. POSITIVE IMPACT OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN NATION’S DEVELOPMENT INVALUABLE
The impact of the University on the political and socio-economic stability of any country cannot be controverted; hence there is need for a synergy for collaboration between the State and the University; Francis Cardinal Arinze has admonished. The Car... 
19. UNIVERSITY, AN INDISPENSABLE INSTITUTION FOR HOLISTIC FORMATION OF THE HUMAN PERSON – Cardinal Francis Arinze
Francis Cardinal Arinze has described the University as an indispensable institution for the holistic formation of the human person for the emancipation of an egalitarian society, where the values of freedom of choice, rights and thoughts are imparted ... 
20. GOD’S GIFT FOR HUMANITY IS FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF ALL
The gift of God to every human being is for the common good of all, especially the poor who are deprived of justice and love by the society. This assertion was made by Rev. Fr. Uche Obodoechina in his homily at the celebration of the Mass to mark the f... 
21. HARVEST THANKSGIVING PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO STORE-UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN
Harvest Thanksgiving celebration is a window of opportunity provided by the Church for the faithful to be wise and store up treasures in heaven; so that, after the sojourn here on earth, they will be with Christ in His eternal kingdom; Rev. Fr. Zachari... 
22. CATHOLICS URGED TO BE WELL ROOTED IN THEIR FAITH
Catholics have been called upon to be well rooted in their faith and practice with all their hearts and sincerity. This admonition was given by Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu in his homily at the celebration of the feast of Christ the King, held recently at the S... 
23. EDUCATION IS THE GREATEST GAME CHANGER, SAYS GOVERNOR KASHIM SHETTIMA
The Governor of Borno State Alhaji Kashim Shettima has reiterated the value of education in the life of a nation describing it, as one of the greatest game changers of our time. The Governor made this remark when some members of the Catholic Bishops Co... 
24. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES URGED TO COLLABORATE WITH THE CHURCH FOR SUCCESSFUL REHABILITATION OF THE NORTH EAST REGION
Government agencies saddled with the responsibility of rebuilding the Northeast region of the country, after the devastation of the Boko Haram insurgents, have been admonished to involve the Church in the implementation of the rehabilitation programme ... 
25. CATHOLICS OF MAIDUGURI DIOCESE COMMENDED FOR FAITH THEIR STEADFASTNESS
Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme, priests and entire faithful of Maiduguri Diocese have been commended for their steadfastness in the faith during the persecution and atrocities of the Boko Haram insurgency, which devastated the Northeast region of the countr... 
26. POSITIVE IMPACT OF CHURCH ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF HUMANITY CANNOT BE CONTROVERTED – Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah
The Catholic Church through her social teachings and Encyclicals of the Popes has continually facilitated a road map for the spiritual, pastoral, political, social and economic development of the people of the world for the common good, peace, justice,... 
27. RELIGIOUS LEADERS URGED TO PROMOTE LOVE AND UNITY
Religious leaders in the country have been called upon to spread the gospel of love, brotherhood, unity and selfless sacrifice among their followers, so that the country can attain greater heights in development and growth. This admonition was given by... 
28. HOLISTIC EDUCATION ESSENTIAL FOR FUTURE LEADERS OF THE COUNTRY – Archbishop Akubeze
The Catholic Archbishop of Benin City and Vice President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most. Rev. Augustine Akubeze has advocated a holistic education formation by the Veritas University and other Catholic institutions in the co... 
29. CCFN COMMITTED TO YOUTH FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) is committed to providing necessary formation and facilities to make Catholic youths effective agents of evangelization, good citizens and future leaders of the country. This assurance was given by the ... 
30. CATHOLIC YOUTHS URGED TO WITNESS TO CHRIST IN ALL THEY DO
Youths of the Catholic Church have been called upon to embrace the challenge of reaching out with the Good News of Christ by imitating the Blessed Virgin Mary who started sharing the word of God from the time of her presentation by her parents, who lef... 

 



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