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Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo during the Funeral Mass for the victims of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Refuse to be crushed by tragedy”: Nigerian Bishop at Funeral of Church Massacre Victims

Jun 17, 2022

At the Funeral Mass for the victims of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese in Nigeria, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country has urged those affected by the June 5 tragedy to stand firm in their faith in the person of Jesus Christ. 

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo blesses the premises of Ave Maria Microfinance Bank in Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Recently Approved Diocesan Microfinance in Nigeria Set to Benefit Millions Financially

May 18, 2022

The proposed Ave Maria Microfinance Bank of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria that received approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to benefit millions in the Nigerian Episcopal See.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Violent Conflicts Across the Globe Stem from “unwillingness to listen”: Nigerian Bishop

May 17, 2022

In a reflection based on the Message of Pope Francis for the 2022 World Communications Day (WCD), the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has underscored the value of listening and blamed violent conflicts across the globe on the “unwillingness to listen and understand the other.”

Late Deborah Yakubu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Let’s Work on “how to build a new Nigeria on blood of our martyrs”: Catholic Bishop

May 16, 2022

The stoning and murder of Deborah Yakubu and other people who have been killed in Nigeria because of their faith should provide a foundation upon which a country that embraces religious freedom can be rebuilt anew, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said. 

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Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Directs “a more vigorous May devotion” to Mary for Peace

May 1, 2022

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese has directed the people of God under his pastoral care to “a more vigorous May devotion to the mother of Jesus” for an end to violent conflicts globally and in the West African nation.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejoof Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges World Leaders to “stop hypocrisy, work for peace”

Apr 17, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has, in his Easter 2022 Message, called on leaders around the world to “stop their hypocrisy” and instead work for peace following the example of Jesus Christ who exemplifies servant leadership.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejoof Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

“Repent, address needless bloodshed of innocent people”: Nigerian Bishop to Leaders

Apr 17, 2022

A Nigerian Catholic Bishop has called on leaders in situations where people are experiencing “bloodshed, suffering and destruction” under their watch to repent and address the challenges.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejoof Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Recommit to Create Better Nigeria “through authentic Christian lives”: Catholic Bishop

Apr 13, 2022

Followers of Jesus Christ Nigeria need to recommit themselves toward creating a better country by upholding “authentic Christian lives”, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country has said.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese/Facebook

Nigeria in Need of Leaders Who, Like Jesus, “courageously speak truth, live by it”: Bishop

Apr 8, 2022

Nigeria stands in need of leaders characterized with courage who, like Jesus Christ, “speak the truth and live by it”, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Oyo Diocese has said in his message ahead of Palm Sunday.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese/Facebook

Muslims, Christians “must not relent” in Praying for Nigeria: Bishop in Ramadan Message

Apr 7, 2022

Catholic Church leaders overseeing the department of Interreligious Dialogue in Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese have urged Christians and Muslims in the West African nation not to relent in fasting and praying “for a better Nigeria”.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Oyo

Not Observing Lent Empties Christianity of “authentic power, identity”: Nigerian Bishop

Feb 28, 2022

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese has urged Christians to observe Lent, saying failure to take part in the 40-day period characterized by prayer, fasting and almsgiving undermines the “authentic power and identity” of Christianity.  

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Current Trying Moments Need “true valentine love,” Catholic Bishop Says

Feb 11, 2022

Nigerians can wade through the challenges facing the country by embracing “true valentine love”, which is characterized by self-denial and sacrifice, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country has said.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Good Parents are “made, formed through prayer”, Catholic Bishop in Nigeria to Youth

Dec 25, 2021

The youth who aspire to become parents in the future like Mary and Joseph ought to know that good parents are made and are products of mentorship and prayer, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has said.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication. Credit: Oyo Diocese

African Bishop Recently Appointed to Vatican Dicastery to Foster Media Pastoral Dynamism

Dec 5, 2021

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese who was appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication on December 3 has said that he will seek, in his “own modest way”, to foster a pastoral dynamism that brings the people of God together “through the media of communication”.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication. Credit: csnmedia

Catholic Bishop Heading Africa’s Communications Committee Appointed to Vatican Dicastery

Dec 3, 2021

The Catholic Bishop at the helm of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS), an initiative of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), has been appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication.

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Nigeria's Independence Anniversary “a mixed bag of praise and pain”: Catholic Bishop

Oct 1, 2021

The 61st independence anniversary of the West African nation of Nigeria is being observed with mixed feelings of “praise and pain”, a Nigerian Catholic Bishop has said.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Oyo

“Work for transformation of world in which we live”:Catholic Bishop to Nigerian Christians

Sep 23, 2021

Each Christian is called, “in his DNA”, to transform the place he or she lives, a Catholic Bishop has told Christians in his native country of Nigeria.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria bringing life and hope in households through music.

Singing Bishop Breathes Life, Hope in Nigerian Households amid Suspension of Public Mass

Dec 23, 2020

A high-pitched musical sound is heard over the mobile phone as Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria strums his guitar while receiving a call for an interview in his small study room at his residence.  

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo on Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020 / Diocese of Oyo, Nigeria

Church Leaders in Africa Call for a “common language of love” on Pentecost Solemnity

Jun 2, 2020

On Pentecost Sunday, various Church leaders in Africa, in separate forums, reflected on the need to have a “common language of love”, an attitude and spirit that “conquers all" challenges of life including those occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.