Marian Pilgrimage

Bishop Isaac Dugu of Katsina-Ala Docese in Nigeria. Credit: Katsina-Ala Docese

“The streets are quiet”: Catholic Bishop on Nigeria’s Dull Independence Day

Oct 9, 2023

There was little celebration in Nigeria as the West African country turned 63 as an independent nation on Monday, October 1.

Bishop Isaac Dugu prays with pilgrims during the Marian pilgrimage in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Makurdi. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Makurd

“Demonic”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Condemns Laity’s “blessing”, Distribution of Water

Oct 4, 2023

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala in Nigeria has warned of the rise of “self-ordained men and women” allegedly “blessing” water and giving it out to others, who are in search of spiritual favors.

Our Lady of Deliverance Basilica in Poponguine. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Annual National Marian Pilgrimage in Senegal Canceled, Pilgrims to Pray in Parishes

May 4, 2021

The annual national Marian pilgrimage in the West African nation of Senegal that had been scheduled to take place this month has been canceled amid COVID-19 restrictions, the Catholic Bishops in the country have announced.

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui, CAR, during Closing  Mass of Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Ngoukomba, Saturday, December 7, 2019 / ACI Africa

“Do justice to creation, it keeps shouting at us”: African Cardinal to Pilgrims in CAR

Dec 9, 2019

During the concluding Mass of the Annual National Pilgrimage in the Central African Republic (CAR) Saturday, December 7, the Archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga called on the congregation of close to 25,000 pilgrims to make every effort to care for creation and have a sense of responsibility in the example of Mary.