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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Collective Responsibility to “fish out” Terror Movements

Nov 29, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling for collective responsibility in knowing and exposing terror movements to relevant authorities in the West African country.

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”.

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Traditional Leader in Nigeria Calls on Church “to expose” Vices against Persons, Groups

Nov 12, 2022

The traditional ruler of the Benin Kingdom in Nigeria is calling on the leadership of Catholic Church in the West African nation to speak out against all vices against individual persons and groups in the country.

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.

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

Catholic Bishops, Priests in Nigeria Commit to Creating Awareness ahead of 2023 Elections

Sep 18, 2022

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.

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

To Address Nigeria’s Challenges, “make adequate policies”: Catholic Bishops to Government

Sep 17, 2022

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) at the end of their 2022 second Plenary Assembly in Nigeria’s Orlu Diocese. Credit: CBCN

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Conclude Plenary Assembly with Appeal for Political Sobriety

Sep 16, 2022

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.

Some members of the Knights of St. John’s International (KSJI) in Nigeria. Credit: KSJI

Knights of St. John in Nigeria to Resume Operation after Catholic Bishops Lift Suspension

Sep 14, 2022

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.

Bishop Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo preaching during Holy Mass on Monday, September 12, day four of the 2022 second Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Let’s Pray for Nigeria’s Political Leaders “to be submissive to the will of God”: Bishop

Sep 14, 2022

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.

Late Fr. John Mark Cheitnum. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Murder of Nigerian Catholic Priest Indication of “failed country”: Cleric at Funeral Mass

Jul 22, 2022

The murder of Fr. John Mark Cheitnum, a member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, reflects “a failed state and also a failed country”, a Catholic Priest has said.  

Late Rev. Fr. John Cheitnum, Chairman of CAN in Jema’a Local Government Area, Kaduna State; and the Coordinating Chairman of the body for Southern Kaduna. Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Pray for Better Government after Murder of Catholic Priest

Jul 22, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the failure of the Nigerian authorities to bring religious extremists targeting innocent Christians to book, and prayed for a government that does not treat criminals in the country “with kid gloves”.

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”.

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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”.