Nigerian-born Professor Kokunre A. Agbontaen-Eghafona who was appointed 10 July 2020 to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences as an Ordinary Member. / Professor Kokunre A. Agbontaen-Eghafona

“This elevation is a miracle of God”: Nigerian Professor Appointed to Pontifical Academy

Jul 15, 2020

The Nigerian Professor of Cultural Anthropology who was recently appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by the Holy Father has described the appointment as an “elevation” that “is a miracle of God.”

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Justin Welby at the Casa Santa Marta on November 13, 2019 / Vatican Media

Creation of Unity Government in South Sudan a Precondition for Pope Francis’ Joint Visit

Nov 15, 2019

Three days after Pope Francis led Catholic faithful in praying for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan and expressed the hope to visit the East African country, the Holy Father has reconfirmed his desire to realize the trip to the world’s youngest country and disclosed that it would be a joint pastoral visit, together with the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican communion, Archbishop Justin Welby.