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Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: CBCN

Muslim-Muslim Presidential Ticket “endorsement of negative voices”: Bishops in Nigeria

Jun 15, 2022

The challenges Nigeria is witnessing today cannot be resolved by having a Presidential ticket in which the President and his running mate are both Muslims, Catholic Bishops in the West African country have said.

Altar of St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese. Credit: Ondo Diocese

“Nigeria is bleeding. Our land is soaked in blood”, Catholic Bishops Say

Jun 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are bemoaning the high rate of insecurity in the West African nation, saying the country is “soaked in blood”.

The altar St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese after the 5 June 2022 attack. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Nigeria Urge State to “hunt down” Criminals Behind Pentecost Sunday Massacre

Jun 5, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have condemned the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that left at least 50 people killed and are calling on the Federal government to hunt down the criminals behind the attack and “bring them to book”.

Sr. Clare Emeroum. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Nun in Nigeria Blames Country’s Woes on Illiteracy, Ignorance, Poverty

May 11, 2022

A Catholic Nun in Nigeria has said that the challenges the West African country is facing, including insecurity, can be addressed by eliminating illiteracy and ignorance especially among young people as well as poverty.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Announce Three-day Prayer for Peaceful Elections in 2023

May 7, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have announced three days of national prayer dedicating the West African nation to peace ahead of the country’s 2023 general elections.

Archbishop-elect Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji addressing participants at the Plenary Assembly of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) on Tuesday, May 3. Credit: CNS

Challenges to Peace in West Africa “demand” Coming Together, Solidarity: Archbishop-elect

May 5, 2022

The challenges to peace in the countries of West Africa require that stakeholders come together “in solidarity as a human family to address them,” the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop-elect Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji has said.

Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Urge Vigilance, Say “security is everybody’s business”

Apr 26, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Taraba State have called on the people of God in the region to take a proactive approach on matters pertaining to their security because “security is everybody’s business”.

A demonstrator holding a sign during a protest against insecurity in Nigeria. Credit: Vatican News

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Push for Leaders “treating everyone with dignity”

Apr 7, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are advocating for a leader who are keen to foster the dignity of everyone and “a true servant leader” ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place next year.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: CBCN

Nigeria “groans in pain”, Catholic Bishops Bemoan, Condemn Recent Train Attack

Apr 5, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have condemned the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack and bemoaned “bloody attacks” in the country that result in citizens of the West African nation “mourning with anguished hearts”.

Ewu Ishan Monastery, Nigeria. Credit:  Ewu Ishan Monastery

Ransom Negotiation for Release of Catholic Nuns Abducted in Nigeria Yet to Bear Fruit

Mar 22, 2022

Negotiations for ransom demanded for the safe release of three Catholic Nuns abducted from a Nigerian Benedictine Community have not yet been successful, Nigeria Catholic Network (NCN) has reported.

Some voter’s cards for the General Elections in Nigeria scheduled for 2023. Credit: Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)/Facebook

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Urge Voter Registration, Say God “will not” Vote

Mar 20, 2022

Religious leaders under the auspices of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State chapter, have urged the people of God in the West African country to register as voters to guarantee their active participation in next year’s general elections.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: CBCN

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Urge Elected Leaders to Foster “fraternity among all citizens”

Mar 13, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are calling upon elected leaders to go beyond what distinguishes Nigerians and foster “fraternity among all citizens” in the West African nation. 

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: CBCN

Catholic Bishops’ Communications Week in Nigeria to Foster “positive social friendship”

Mar 11, 2022

The planned Communications Week (COMWEEK), an initiative of the Catholic Bishops in Nigeria, aims at facilitating the realization of the role of the media, which is to foster fraternity and “positive social friendship”, members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), have said.

Archbishop-elect Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, elected  President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on 09 March 2022. Credit: Catholic Broadcast Commission,Nigeria.

Newly Appointed Archbishop in Nigeria Elected President of Catholic Bishops' Conference

Mar 9, 2022

Four days after being appointed Archbishop for Nigeria's Owerri Archdiocese, Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji who has been at the helm of Umuahia Diocese has been elected President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during the opening of the 2022 Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) Plenary Assembly at St Gabriel’s Chaplaincy in Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Blames Country’s Corruption on Insensitivity to Evil

Mar 8, 2022

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has said the insensitivity of people of God to evil in Nigeria has heightened corruption to the extent that solutions to most challenges are sought through graft.

Logo of the Communications Week (ComWEEK), an initiative of the Catholic Bishops in Nigeria seeking to promote media literacy in Catholic Parishes countrywide.  Credit: Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN)

Vatican Lauds Bishops in Nigeria for Spearheading Media Literacy Program at Grassroots

Feb 1, 2022

The leadership of the Holy See’s Dicastery for Communications has lauded Catholic Bishops in Nigeria for spearheading Communications Week (ComWEEK), a program that seeks to promote media literacy in Catholic Parishes all over the West African country.

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 of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Focus on Jesus, Positive Action, Reconciliation: Nigerian Bishop in Christmas Message

Dec 23, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has highlighted the essential aspects of Christmas, underscoring the need for Christians to focus on the person of Jesus Christ, engage in more “good action” than mere talk, make sacrifices “for others’ sake”, and reconciliation both with God and others.

A poster of the 2021 SIGNIS National Convention held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. Credit: Kuha Indyer

Bishops in Nigeria to Introduce Coordinated Media training in “appropriate use of media”

Nov 27, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are set to introduce “a coordinated media” training that would be realized in Parishes and other Catholic institutions, the National Director of Social Communications in the West African nation has said.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Marking Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary Despite Anomalies “a miracle of sorts”: Prelate

Sep 30, 2021

Marking 61 years since Nigeria gained independence is “a miracle of sorts,” a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said ahead of the Friday, October 1 event.