The deeply rooted “structures of injustice and imbalance” in Nigeria over the centuries are the primary hindrances to peaceful coexistence among the people of God in the West African nation, a Catholic Priest in the country has said.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has lauded Catholic lawyers in the country for their interventions in various matters of the West African nation, and urged them to arm themselves more with the social teachings of the Church as they seek to address challenges facing the country.
The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has cautioned the electorate in the West African nation against mediocrity during the 2023 general elections, and advocated for “merit”.
Armed men kidnapped more than 80 Christians last week in attacks on two separate churches in north-central and northwest Nigeria, reported Morning Star News.
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Orlu has condemned the September 17 killing of two residents and torching of markets in two South-east communities of his Episcopal See allegedly by troops belonging to Nigerian “government security agencies”.
There is need to heed to the appeal that St. Paul makes in his Letter to Timothy to pray for those in leadership, applying this to Nigeria where those at the helm of the government have not met citizens’ expectations, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.
The electioneering period in Nigeria is going to be “very challenging”, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and those of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA) have jointly expressed their commitment to creating as much political awareness as possible at the grassroots level to encourage full participation of the electorate in the country’s elections slated for 25 February 2023.
The leadership of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri in Nigeria has directed the resumption of the shaking of hands during liturgical celebrations following a decline in reported cases of COVID-19 in the West African nation.
There is need for the government of Nigeria to put in place “adequate policies” to be able to address the challenges the West African nation is facing, including youth unemployment, poverty, debt burden, and insecurity, among others, Catholic Bishops have said.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have, in their communiqué at the end of their 2022 second Plenary Assembly, appealed to politicians involved in the 2023 general elections campaigns to foster sobriety.
Nigeria’s Federal government “will continue to support the Church in the freedom of worship,” the President of the West African nation has told Christian leaders in the country.
Members of the Knights of St. John’s International (KSJI) in Nigeria are to resume their activities in the West African nation after Catholic Bishops in the country lifted the suspension they had placed on the operation of the Catholic men’s fraternal organization.
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has invited the people of God in the West African nation to pray for their political leaders involved in campaigns ahead of the 2023 elections to “always turn to God”, submitting to His will.
The elevation of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese to the rank of Cardinal is a promotion of the local Church, the people of God in Nigeria, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.
Father Stephen Ojapah had fallen fast asleep late on May 25 after an exhausting day of parish work when two men with rifles ordered him to get out of bed and follow them.
Catholic journalists need to report “actual events” keen on the truth and fairness “no matter who is touched”, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese has said, and cautioned against sidelining “the poor, those in the rural areas, those who have no voice of their own”.
Eligible voters in Nigeria’s 2023 elections need to consider voting for political leaders keen to bring about healing, unity, and prosperity among Nigerians “suffering poverty and insecurity”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.
There is no problem between members of the two major religious groups in Nigeria, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in the West African nation has said in reference to Christians and Muslims.
Nigeria needs Priests who are ready to give hope to the people of God who are targeted in religious-based violence, the Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abuja has said.