Fr. Charles Onomhoale Igechi, a Catholic Priest, who was returning from pastoral duties in Nigeria’s Benin City Archdiocese on Wednesday, June 7 was shot dead, the Local Ordinary has said.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have emphasized the need to foster the virtue of listening in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality describing the practice as “a necessary prerequisite for faith development”.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) are urging the electorate in the West African nation to look out for the political candidates’ credibility and integrity track record when casting their votes during the general elections scheduled for 25 February 2023.
An Italian Catholic Priest ministering in Benin City Archdiocese in Nigeria is “responding to treatment” after he suffered injuries from his captors, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Archdiocese has said.
Adams Malik’s evangelization work across Nigeria has been on an upward trajectory from the time he converted from Islam many years ago. His active participation in the Catholic faith, however, received a major boost when he enrolled for a Master of Science in Religious Education at the School of the Faith and Leadership in the Archdiocese of Benin City.
The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has expressed gratitude to the Holy See for its solidarity with the country that is battling Boko Haram insurgency.
While the countrywide stay-at-home directive and the three-state 14-day lockdown implemented in Nigeria are important measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation are concerned that people without savings are “getting close to starvation.”
The need for the West to “give attention” to the atrocities being committed by the jihadist terrorist organization, Boko Haram the same way it tells stories of other “terrorist groups” was a major highlight at the peaceful protest march staged by Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Sunday, March 1, against abductions and killings that seem to target Christians.
Some two decades after Pope St. John Paul II beatified the first Nigerian, Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi making him the first West African to achieve that feat, a second canonization cause is underway in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country where 25 percent of the population is estimated to be Catholic.