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Religious Congregation Grateful after Release of Abducted Nuns, Seminarian in Nigeria

Oct 19, 2023

The leadership of the Missionary Daughters of Mater Ecclesiae (MDME) in Nigeria has expressed appreciation to the people of God following the release of three Catholic Nuns, a Seminarian and a driver who were abducted from Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese on October 5.

Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, the Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University. Credit: Vatican Media

Why African Jesuit Theologian Believes Synodality Work “will begin” after Rome Meetings

Oct 19, 2023

The work of Synodality “will begin” when the ongoing conversations in Rome come to an end, an African member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) participating in the October 4-29 Synod on Synodality has said.

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Catholic Diocese Sends Out Prayer Appeal for Three Kidnapped from Nigerian Monastery

Oct 19, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Ilorin in Nigeria is appealing for prayers for the safety of three religious brothers who were kidnapped from their monastery in the wee hours of Tuesday, October 17.

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri Diocese. Credit: ACN

Bishop Who Received Vision of Jesus Promoting Rosary Campaign to End Violence in Nigeria

Oct 18, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese, who received a vision of Jesus telling him to pray the Holy Rosary to restore peace in Northern Nigeria is rallying for participation in a prayer campaign, which Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International launched.

Mons. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi with a section of members of the Clergy of Ahiara Diocese who paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday, October 17. Credit: Ahiara Diocese

“I have received overwhelming acceptance”: Auxiliary Bishop-elect of Ahiara, Nigeria

Oct 17, 2023

Mons. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, who was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese on October 14 has acknowledged with appreciation the positive reactions to his appointment that he has so far received.

Bishop Prosper Kontiebo (left) appointed Local Ordinary of Ouagadougou Archdiocese in Burkina Faso and Mons. Gerald Mamman Musa (right), appointed Bishop of the erected the Catholic Diocese of Katsina in Nigeria. Credit: Radio Taanba Fada/ Catholic Broadcast Commission,Nigeria

Pope Erects New Diocese in Nigeria, Makes Administrative Changes in Burkinabe Archdiocese

Oct 16, 2023

Pope Francis has erected the Catholic Diocese of Katsina in Nigeria and appointed the pioneer Bishop to the new Episcopal See. In the latest administrative changes in Africa, the Holy Father has also accepted the retirement of the Local Ordinary of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, and appointed his successor.

Late Fr. Faustinus Gundu. Credit: Katsina-Ala Diocese

"Not a result of lightning": Catholic Priests in Nigeria on Cause of Colleague's Death

Oct 16, 2023

Fr. Faustinus Gundu succumbed to “a natural sickness”; he was not struck by lightning, an official of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA) has said.

Mons. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese on 14 October 2023. Credit: Catholic Broadcast Commission,Nigeria.

Pope Francis Appoints Auxiliary Bishop of Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara, Nigeria

Oct 16, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese.

Fr. Patrick Alumuku, Director of communications, Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s “pay attention” to AI Use for Evangelization: Catholic Communicator in Nigeria

Oct 15, 2023

“We need to pay attention to the use of artificial intelligence for evangelization,” a Catholic communicator in Nigeria has told ACI Africa in an interview.

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Israel-Palestine War Undermining “pursuit of global peace”: Nigeria’s Christian leaders

Oct 12, 2023

Christian leaders in Nigeria are concerned about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian violent conflict saying it is weakening the push towards global peace.

Fr. Vitalis Anaehobi at a pre-synodal seminar in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

These are “our priority” Issues at Ongoing Synod in Rome: African Delegate

Oct 11, 2023

Four issues affecting the Church in Africa stand out at the ongoing Synod on Synodality conversations. These are the issues that those representing the African continent at the Bishops’ meeting in Rome are focusing on.

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Prayer Appeal for “safe release” of 3 Nuns, Seminarian Abducted from Nigerian Diocese

Oct 10, 2023

Prayers are being sought for the “safe release” of three Catholic Nuns, a Seminarian and a driver reportedly abducted from Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese.

Bishop Isaac Dugu of Katsina-Ala Docese in Nigeria. Credit: Katsina-Ala Docese

“The streets are quiet”: Catholic Bishop on Nigeria’s Dull Independence Day

Oct 9, 2023

There was little celebration in Nigeria as the West African country turned 63 as an independent nation on Monday, October 1.

Members of Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON)  of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja during the sensitization campaign against plastic pollution to mitigate climate change. Credit: ACI Africa

Youth in Nigerian Archdiocese Eradicating Plastic Pollution to Mitigate Climate Change

Oct 7, 2023

Members of the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja are realizing a sensitization walk to draw the attention of the public about the need to eradicate plastic pollution in the environment in view of mitigating the effect of climate change.

Vivian Ogu. Credit: Vivian Ogu Movement (VOM)

Church in Nigeria Opens Door for Testimonies to Start Canonization Cause of Murdered Teen

Oct 6, 2023

A movement seeking to promote the awareness of the life of Vivian Ogu, a 14-year-old Nigerian girl who opted to be killed rather than be sexually defiled is calling for testimonies to start the cause for her canonization. 

Bishop Isaac Dugu prays with pilgrims during the Marian pilgrimage in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Makurdi. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Makurd

“Demonic”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Condemns Laity’s “blessing”, Distribution of Water

Oct 4, 2023

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala in Nigeria has warned of the rise of “self-ordained men and women” allegedly “blessing” water and giving it out to others, who are in search of spiritual favors.

Suspects in Killing of Seminarian in Razed Nigerian Catholic Parish Rectory Arrested

Oct 3, 2023

Security officials in Nigeria’s Plateau State have reportedly arrested eight suspects involved in crime, among them, those who set on fire the Catholic Parish rectory in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese that resulted in the death of a Seminarian.

Fr. Victor Ogunyemi. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Give Youth Chance to “showcase innovative capabilities”: Priest in Nigeria to Government

Oct 2, 2023

A Catholic Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on the government to give youth in the West African nation the opportunity to hold leadership positions so they can exhibit their respective “innovative capabilities”.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Government to Address Economic Challenges

Oct 2, 2023

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on the federal government to address the "pressing" economic challenges and insecurity in the nation.

Mass burial in Runji village, Zangon Kataf LGA on 16 April. Credit: Nasarawa Mirror

Nigerian Police Commissioner Seeking Ties with Religious Leaders to Address Insecurity

Oct 1, 2023

The new Police Commissioner of Nigeria’s Kaduna State is seeking to strengthen the relationship between the Police and religious leaders as a “strategy” to address insecurity in the State.