Benin City Archdiocese

Fr. Charles Onomhoale Igechi, shot dead while returning from pastoral duties in Nigeria’s Benin City Archdiocese on Wednesday, June 7. Credit: Benin City Archdiocese

Priest Returning from Pastoral Duties in Nigeria Shot Dead, Archdiocese in “great shock”

Jun 8, 2023

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.

A poster announcing the National Pastoral Congress in Nigeria. Credit: CBCN

Listening, “a necessary prerequisite for faith development”: Catholic Bishops in Nigeria

Nov 12, 2022

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”.

Some members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the National Pastoral Congress in the Archdiocese of Benin City, Credit: CBCN

Nigeria’s Catholic Bishops Urge Electorate to Examine Credibility, Integrity of Candidates

Nov 11, 2022

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.

Fr. Luigi Brenna. Credit: Edo State Police Command/BBC

Italian Priest in Nigeria “responding to treatment” after Captors’ Beatings: Official

Jul 5, 2022

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.

A section of students at the School of the Faith and Leadership in Nigeria's Catholic Archdiocese of Benin City pose for a photo session with Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze. Credit: Fr. Dr. Andrew Ovienloba

Alumnus of Nigeria’s 1st Ever Catholic Lay Graduate School Testifies about Deepened Faith

Oct 17, 2021

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.

Archbishop Augustine Akubeze of Nigeria's Benin City Archdiocese / Courtesy Photo

Head of Catholic Church in Nigeria Thankful for Support of Pope Francis amid Insurgency

Mar 10, 2021

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.

Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze of the Catholic Archdiocese of Benin City and President of the Catholic Bishops conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Lockdown “getting people close to starvation”, Bishops Concerned

Apr 3, 2020

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.”

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria lead peaceful protests against insecurity on March 1 in Abuja

The West “should give Boko Haram attention they give to other terrorist groups”: Prelate

Mar 2, 2020

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.

An undated photo of 14-year-old Vivian Uchechu Ogu, potential second Nigerian Saint

Sainthood Cause for Potential Second Nigerian Saint Underway, Church Leader Hints

Oct 29, 2019

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.