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Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Yola Diocese

Nigeria’s Economic Situation “becoming worse day by day”: Catholic Bishop Decries High Cost of Living

May 6, 2024

The economic situation in the West African nation of Nigeria is worsening by the day, and ordinary citizens have difficulty making ends meet, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Yola has said. 

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza with members of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Yola Diocese

At Chrism Mass, Catholic Bishop of Yola, Nigeria, Urges Priests “never to relent” in Ministry amid Persecution

Mar 27, 2024

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola has urged Priests in his Episcopal See to remain relentless in their Priestly ministry despite security challenges due to “activities of terrorists”. 

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Yola

“Nigeria is really sick, even food has become a luxury”, Catholic Bishop Laments, Highlights Insecurity, Inflation

Mar 20, 2024

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola is concerned about the state of the West African nation, where he says people’s livelihoods have been adversely affected amid “galloping inflation” and insecurity. 

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.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria. Credit: ACI Africa

Nowhere Safe, “nobody knows his fate”: Catholic Bishop on Insecurity in Nigeria’s Capital

Jan 30, 2024

Insecurity in Abuja, Nigeria, is worsening with residents of the West African nation’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fearing for their lives even in the confines of their houses, a Catholic Bishop has said.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza presenting the sum of 150,000 Naira to one of the Victims of Boko Haram Insurgency. Credit: Yola Diocese

Nigerian Diocese Reaches Out to Hundreds of Female Victims of Boko Haram Insurgency

Jan 23, 2024

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has reached out to 300 female victims of Boko Haram Insurgency in the country’s Adamawa State with financial support.

Credit: Yola Diocese

Catholic Entity in Nigerian Diocese Donates to Survivors of Christmas Weekend Attacks

Jan 13, 2024

The Justice Development and peace Commission (JDPC) of Nigeria's Yola Diocese has reached out to hundreds of survivors of the 23-26 December 2023 attacks that left nearly 200 Christians dead in Plateau State.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria. Credit: ACI Africa

Despite Boko Haram Atrocities, “find a place in our hearts to forgive”: Nigerian Bishop

Nov 21, 2023

There is need for Christians in Nigeria to let go the pain they may be harboring against members of Boko Haram, who have caused them traumatic experiences, by making the decision to forgive, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has said.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza during the launch of the Green Revolution Tree Campaign in Yola Diocese. Credit: Yola Diocese

Catholic Diocese in Nigeria to “fight desert encroachment” in Tree Planting Initiative

Jul 21, 2023

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has launched a campaign to plant thousands of trees aimed at addressing the “desert encroachment” and other related challenges.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese during the  April 13 Mass. Crédit : Catholic Broadcast Commission of Nigeria

“The suffering Boko Haram has inflicted will scar our society for life”: Nigerian Bishop

Apr 15, 2021

The negative effects of the actions by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria will always be felt by the people of God in the West African nation, a Catholic Bishop has said.

Poster announcing the commissioning event. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Agencies Need to Empower Former Displaced Persons for Self-reliance: Nigerian Bishop

Apr 13, 2021

There is a need for agencies, be they government or humanitarian, to empower former Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), according them opportunities for self-reliance, a Nigerian Bishop has emphasized.  

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Yola at the new residence for IDPs left homeless after Boko Haram attacks in Northeastern Nigeria. The IDPs are expected to occupy the houses in the first week of March / 26 News

Catholic Diocese in Nigeria to Relocate Boko Haram Victims in Pioneer Housing Project

Feb 8, 2021

The leadership of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola is completing the construction of houses meant to accommodate victims of Boko Haram who have been living in camps within the Diocese located in Northeastern part of the West African country for more than five years.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza with Catholic lawyers after Mass to mark the end of the legal year in Adamawa State. / Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza/Facebook Page.

Nigerian Bishop Urges Catholic Lawyers to Defend Less Privileged, Reduce Backlog of Cases

Oct 6, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has urged Catholic lawyers in the West African nation to consider offering their legal services to people who cannot afford the required fees and work toward reducing the backlog of pending cases so that justice is delivered.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza comforting IDPs in Adamawa State.

Nigerian Bishop Bags Peace Award for Being “a champion, symbol, epitome of peace”

Sep 23, 2020

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese, Stephen Dami Mamza on Wednesday, September 23 received the “Hero of Peace Award” for being a “champion, symbol and epitome of peace” in Africa’s most populous nation.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza certified free of COVID-19. He tested positive for the deadly virus on August 23. / Diocese of Yola

Nigerian Prelate “certified free of COVID-19” Tasks Gov’t to Upgrade Health Facilities

Sep 6, 2020

After spending days in isolation under the care of health practitioners, the Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese has recovered from COVID-19, he told journalists at his residence, thanking all those who have accompanied him spiritually.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese. He tested positive for COVID-19 August 23, 2020.

Nigerian Prelate Tests Positive for COVID-19, Advises Citizens to Go for Testing

Aug 24, 2020

The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese who has confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 has advised citizens of the West African nation to readily present themselves for the coronavirus tests when they are required to. 

Diocese of Yola Bishop, Stephen Dami Mamza laying foundation for construction of eighty six housing units for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Northern Nigeria on Monday, January 27. / Courtesy

Catholic Diocese in Nigeria Set to Construct Pioneer Residence for Boko Haram Victims

Jan 30, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has laid the foundation for the building of a residence that will house Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing from Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri, Northern Nigeria.