Catholic Church in Nigeria

Persevere, Depend on God amid Challenges: Christian Leader Encourages Nigerians

Mar 3, 2024

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has encouraged the people of God in the West African country to persevere and depend on God amid the challenges they face.

Elderly Couple in Nigeria Lauded for “uncommon faith in the Eucharist” at Wedding

Mar 1, 2024

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has praised an elderly Catholic couple who he joined in Holy Matrimony for exhibiting immense faith in the Eucharist.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Nigeria’s High Cost of Living “imposes on us a compulsory fast”: Catholic Archbishop

Feb 26, 2024

The high cost of living in general and the “exorbitant cost” of foodstuff in particular has subjected the people of God in Nigeria to “a compulsory fast”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

“Act immediately to stem the tide”: Nigeria’s Catholic Bishops to Government on Insecurity

Feb 24, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are appealing to the country’s government to take immediate action to address the challenge of security in the country. 

Bishop Martin Igwe Uzoukwu. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Bishops in Nigeria Urged to Embrace Prayerful Living for “divine strength” in Ministry

Feb 23, 2024

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have, on the fifth day of their First 2024 Plenary Assembly, been urged to embrace a life of prayer to attract “divine strength” in their Episcopal Ministry.  

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Bishops in Nigeria Briefed on “areas of concern” ahead of October Synod on Synodality

Feb 22, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have been briefed on what “should preoccupy” the people of God in the West African nation as the Church prepares for the second session of the Synod on Synodality, which has been scheduled to take place from 2-29 October 2024. 

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Maintain Opposition to Fiducia Supplicans’ Recommendations

Feb 21, 2024

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) who are meeting for their First 2024 Plenary Assembly have maintained the stance of the Catholic Bishops in Africa on Fiducia Supplicans (FS), the Vatican Declaration permitting members of the Clergy to bless “same-sex couples”.

Pentecostalism in Nigeria “a greater concern than blessing of same-sex couples”: Scholar

Feb 20, 2024

The Catholic space in Africa’s most populous nation has been infiltrated by adherents to the Protestant Charismatic Christian movement, Pentecostalism, a Catholic Priest and scholar has told members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese. Credit: Kaduna Archdiocese

Empower Nigeria’s Youths with “relevant skills”, Give Them Dignity: Catholic Archbishop

Feb 19, 2024

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese is advocating for youth empowerment in the West African nation.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Engage in Lenten Observances Devoid of “outward show”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Feb 17, 2024

Christians will do well to engage in Lenten Observances devoid of outward display to win people’s recognition, the Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has said. 

Credit: CitizenGo Africa

Catholic Activists Want International Planned Parenthood Federation Expelled from Nigeria

Feb 16, 2024

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), “a well-funded pro-abortion group from the United States” has “infiltrated Nigeria, blatantly ignoring the country's strict abortion laws and going against its cultural and religious values,” Catholic activists under their umbrella body,  CitizenGo Africa, have said.


Don’t “play to the gallery”: Bishop in Nigeria on Dishonest, Insincere Religious Practices

Feb 15, 2024

“True religion requires an honest heart and a change of heart”, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Katsina has said and cautioned the people of God against delinking honesty and religious practices during this year’s Lenten Season.

Holy Ghost Cathedral of Enugu Diocese. Credit: Enugu Diocese.

Nigerian Catholic Diocese Denounces “simulated” Entity as “fake roman catholic church”

Feb 15, 2024

Precious Blood of Jesus Adoration Ministry (PBJAM) operating from Ibagwa Nike in Enugu State in Southeastern Nigeria is not a Catholic entity, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu has stated. 

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)/ Credit: CAN

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Urge Authorities to “recognize urgency of economic challenges”

Feb 15, 2024

Representatives of Christians leaders in Nigeria under the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling upon those with leadership roles in the West African nation to recognize the fact that the economic challenges in the country need to be resolved with “urgency”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Donatus’ Pastoral Area, Sokale. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Address Nigeria’s Economic Crisis in “a well-coordinated manner”: Archbishop to Government

Feb 13, 2024

The government of the West African nation of Nigeria needs to act with speed and in a structured and strategic way to address “worsening economic hardships” of the people God in the country, the Archbishop of Abuja has said.

Members of the  Heads of various units of Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria during the Fourth Media Parley with Journalists. Credit: ACI Africa

People “killed on a daily basis”: Catholic Communicator on Security Challenges in Nigeria

Feb 11, 2024

Nigeria is facing far-reaching security challenges, with daily reports of abduction and deaths, the National Director of Social Communications in Nigeria has said.

Fr. Kenneth Kanwa (right) and Fr. Jude Nwachukwu (left). Credit: Ahiara Diocese

Two Religious Priests Kidnapped in Nigeria Regain Freedom, Hospitalized for “checkup”

Feb 10, 2024

Fr. Kenneth Kanwa and Fr. Jude Nwachukwu, who were abducted from their Rectory at St. Vincent De Paul Fier Parish of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Pankshin on February 1 have been released and admitted in hospital for examination.

Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province. Credit: Bishop Emmanuel Badejo

“Nigeria fast becoming a hostile, killing field”: Catholic Bishops in Ibadan Province

Feb 8, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province (IEP) are alarmed by the recurrent and “pervasive” security challenges in the West African nation, which they compare to a battlefield characterized with hostility and killing.

Religion for Peace by John Cardinal Onaiyekan . Credit: ACI Africa

In New Book, Cardinal Highlights His “unwavering commitment” to Fostering Peace in Nigeria

Feb 8, 2024

In a new book, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has highlighted his involvement in peacebuilding initiatives in his native country of Nigeria, and across the globe. 

A screenhot of the free children and  teachers of Apostolic Faith Church Primary and Secondary School, Emure, who were reportedly abducted while returning home on a bus after school hours on 29 January 2024. Credit: Public Domain

Pupils Abducted from Nigerian Christian School Freed, Driver Killed, Bishops Lament

Feb 7, 2024

Six children and two teachers of Apostolic Faith Church Primary and Secondary School, Emure, who were reportedly abducted while returning home on a bus after school hours on January 29 have regained their freedom.