Archdiocese Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Embrace “distributive justice”, Nigerian Catholic Archbishop Says, Urges Support for Needy

Dec 15, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called for “distributive justice” in the way in which those in authority deal with their subjects, and urged those in leadership to ensure that everyone gets their dues and the poor are taken care of.

Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu  offered Mass for Healing and comfort to victims of attacks and ongoing killings of innocent souls in Yelwa Zangam and Rigwe Chiefdom, Bassa LGA of Plateau State Nigeria. Credit: Jos Archdiocese

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Pay Solidarity Visit to Victims of Attacks in Plateau State

Dec 14, 2021

A delegation from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has paid a solidarity to Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State following recent attacks in the area.

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Catholic Priest Facing Danger Daily to Serve Hundreds of Refugees in Nigerian Town

Dec 14, 2021

Fr. Christopher, a Catholic Priest from the Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria, faces danger every time he travels to Pulka, a small town in the country’s Borno state to serve hundreds of refugees in the small town.

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders to File “fresh suit” against Law Seeking to Control Churches

Dec 13, 2021

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria are planning to sue the government afresh over the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that seeks to allow State authorities to control church operations.

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Let Christmas Sprit Inspire “political, social, religious peace”: Archbishop in Nigeria

Dec 7, 2021

The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has called upon the people of God in the West African country that is battling insecurity issues to be inspired by the spirit of Christmas to embrace peace.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with some parishioners of St. Charles Lwanga Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Give Women “political muscle” for National Development: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

Dec 6, 2021

For Nigerian women to be active in national matters including the development of the nation, they need to be strengthened politically alongside receiving quality education, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication. Credit: Oyo Diocese

African Bishop Recently Appointed to Vatican Dicastery to Foster Media Pastoral Dynamism

Dec 5, 2021

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese who was appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication on December 3 has said that he will seek, in his “own modest way”, to foster a pastoral dynamism that brings the people of God together “through the media of communication”.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication. Credit: csnmedia

Catholic Bishop Heading Africa’s Communications Committee Appointed to Vatican Dicastery

Dec 3, 2021

The Catholic Bishop at the helm of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS), an initiative of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), has been appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication.

The Chairman of the Plateau State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Fr. Polycarp Lubo. Credit: CAN

Attack on Jos Custodial Centre “unfortunate, frightening”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Dec 2, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have condemned the recent attack on the Jos custodial center by yet to be identified gunmen terming the incident “sad, unfortunate and frightening.”

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Close Churches or Risk Attacks, Nigerian “Fulani association” Warns Christians in a Letter

Dec 1, 2021

Christians in Nigeria’s Zamfara State have, in an “anonymous letter” circulated by the office of the State Commissioner of Police, been cautioned against public worship in churches lest they be attacked, abducted, and their places of worship torched.  

Fr. Bako Francis Awesuh. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

“Come to our rescue”, Nigerian Priest to International Community after Month of Captivity

Nov 30, 2021

A Nigerian Catholic Priest who spent at least a month in captivity following his abduction earlier this year has called on the international community to come to the aid of the people of God in Nigeria’s Kaduna State amid heightened insecurity.

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.

Fr. Albert Ikpenwa, Rector of Bigard Memorial Seminary (BMS) in Nigeria's Enugu Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Church is only against what is bad in our culture,” Catholic Priest in Nigeria Says

Nov 26, 2021

The Catholic Church is not against the good aspects of cultures in Africa, a Catholic Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Do Not Rig Your Way to Power, Nigerian Archbishop Cautions, Calls for Servant Leadership

Nov 25, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on aspiring political leaders in the West African country to embrace servant leadership after the person of Jesus Christ, and not to impose themselves upon the people.

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Nigeria's Removal from Watch List “retreat” from Religious Persecution Fight: Congressman

Nov 24, 2021

The decision to remove Nigeria from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” was “totally unjustified,” and a backwards step in the fight against religious persecution, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said in a speech Nov. 23.

Professor Richard Solomon Musa Tarfa. Credit: CSW

UK-Based Christian Entity Decries “deliberate effort” to Extend Nigerian Professor’s Trial

Nov 24, 2021

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed concern about what it calls “deliberate effort” to “indefinitely” delay the trial of a Nigerian professor who has been accused of running unregistered orphanages in the West African country. 

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Legal Group Joins Outcry over Removal of Nigeria from Religious Freedom Watch List

Nov 23, 2021

An international legal group has joined the outcry over the U.S. State Department’s decision to remove Nigeria from this year’s watchlist of countries with the most egregious violations of religious freedom. 

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Special Prayers for Peace in Nigeria’s Taraba State “our missionary duty”: Catholic Bishop

Nov 23, 2021

The prayer sessions organized in Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese for peace in Taraba State is part of the missionary responsibility of the faithful, the Local Ordinary of the Episcopal See has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerian Prelate Cautions against Religious “superiority complex, universalistic claims”

Nov 22, 2021

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has called for the recognition of the “plurality of religions” in the West African nation, cautioning against the tendency to foster religious “superiority complex and universalistic claims and pretensions.”

President Muhammadu Buhari/Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Call for Stakeholder Dialogue to End Country’s Insecurity

Nov 20, 2021

Stemming security challenges in Nigeria will require an all-inclusive security dialogue with all stakeholders, Christian leaders in the West African country have said.