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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

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. 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) strongly against the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 legal framework that seeks to allow the government to control church operations.

Law to Control Nigerian Churches “unacceptable, ungodly, reprehensible”: Christian Leaders

Christian leaders in Nigeria have termed as “unacceptable, ungodly, and reprehensible” the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 legal framework that seeks to allow the government to control church operations.

The Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi.

Address Christians, Muslims “antagonism” in Nigeria: Papal Representative to Government

The Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria has called on the government to address the “antagonism” between Christians and Muslims in the West African country and enforce the rule of law saying the faithful of both religions suffer equally from the reported skirmishes in the country.

Bishop Stephen Mamza speaking at the Dedication of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Chapel in Adamawa State, Nigeria. / Bishop Stephen Mamza

COVID-19 Challenges a Litmus Test of “quality of our Christian faith”: Nigerian Prelate

How we relate with the needy in society amid COVID-19 challenges can be a good litmus test of the extent to which we value our Christian faith, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Diocese of Yola said this week.

Logo Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Church Leaders Declare August 23 Collective Prayer Day over Insecurity in Nigeria

Concerned about the rising cases of insecurity in the West African nation of Nigeria, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day to offer collective prayers, seeking God’s intervention for the people of God in Africa’s most populous nation.

Fr. Ephraim N. Sani, Chairman of NCDPA reading the Press Release, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. / Catholic Broadcast Commission of Nigeria (FB).

Our State “almost suffocated by crises”, Clerics in Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese Decry

The Clergy of Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese within the territory of Taraba State have, in a collective statement, bemoaned multiple cases of violence in their pastoral jurisdiction and called on all parties in conflict to “give peace a chance” and save the State from suffocation under insecurity-related crises.

Seminarians carry the coffin of their murdered colleague, Michael Nnadi during his burial on February 11.

At least 70 Clergymen Killed, Abducted in Nigeria since 2015: Report

At least 20 clergymen among them Catholic priests and seminarians have been killed in the West African nation of Nigeria since June 2015, while another 50 have been abducted, according to a report by a on-governmental organization (NGO) based in the West African country.