The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has urged the people of God in the West African country to pray for those seeking political offices for them to be guided by “the genuine interests of the suffering Nigerians”.
A Nigerian Catholic Priest who was kidnapped from his Parish residence in Nigeria’s Diocese of Kafanchan on Sunday, January 6, has regained his freedom a day later.
A Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos who banned singing in a Nigerian language allegedly citing dominance of other tribes in “his Church” has been suspended from pastoral duties indefinitely, pending investigation into “matters relating to his ministry in the Parish.”
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Lagos Ecclesiastical Province have bemoaned “senseless killings” in the country saying human life in the West African nation “has been reduced to an abysmally all-time-low owing to insecurity and other criminality across the land.”
Terrorists in Nigeria have scaled up their activities, killing large numbers of innocent civilians using high-end military equipment especially in Southern Kaduna communities, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has observed, and called for global cooperation in stemming violence in communities that are most affected in the West African country.
Insecurity in Nigeria, which is characterized by attacks and other criminal activities, threatens the survival of private universities in the West African nation, a Catholic Archbishop in the country said.
A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has cautioned religious leaders in the West African country against “prophesying electoral victory” and instead stand up for citizens’ rights.
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Gombe State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have cautioned security agents against undue interference in their activities.
Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province (IEP) have expressed concern about the West African nation’s ailing education system, which they say can be revitalized to address other challenges the country is facing.
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.
The leadership of the Catholic Church “does not play partisan politics”, a Nigerian Priest has sought to clarify ahead of his country’s general elections scheduled to take place next year.
The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is delighted following the release of a Nigerian journalist who had been arrested in November last year for criticizing the government.
Catechists have played a vital role in the evangelization and growth of the Catholic Church in Africa, a member of the Society for African Missions (SMA) in Benin has said.
The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese has underscored the need for all Nigerians to work toward resolving solve the nation’s “life-threatening challenges” by themselves.
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling for an immediate end to the renewed cycle of killings, reportedly occasioned by the murder of a herder in the State.
Misinterpretation of the word of God is causing rancor among Christians, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has noted, and cautioned the people of God in the West African country against using the Scripture to attack people belonging to other denominations.
The challenges faced in Nigeria including “criminal activities and mindless killings” are endless as they seem to replace each other, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.
Militants alleged to be enforcers of the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group in Nigeria, stormed St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish of Onitsha Archdiocese Tuesday, January 18 in an incident that saw Holy Mass that was being celebrated “temporarily” halted.
The leadership of the UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has denounced delays in the court process of a Nigerian journalist who has been detained since November last year for allegedly criticizing Kaduna State government's laxed approach to insecurity.
The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has reached out to some vulnerable children in Benue State with a six-year full scholarship.