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

Nigerians Must Seek Help Through Rosary to Counter Killings, Catholic Archbishop Says

Nov 16, 2021

The apprehension and suffering that Nigeria is experiencing including what has been described as irrational killings and attacks can be countered by seeking perpetual help through praying the rosary, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Children from the Du Merci Children's Home. Credit: Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)

Christian Entity Decries Negligence of Nigerian Orphan Injured at State Facility

Nov 15, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a UK-based human rights organization, which specializes in religious freedom all over the world, is calling on owners of an orphanage in Nigerian to seek treatment for a boy who sustained first degree burns on the face, hands, and legs after the facility caught fire in December last year. 

Kaduna State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Growing “beyond our imagination”: Christian Leaders

Nov 14, 2021

The heightened level of insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is a cause for concern for members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the region who are saying the security crisis has gone “beyond our imagination.” 

Kaduna State House of Assembly. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bill to Regulate Christian Preaching in Nigeria “injurious” to Church: Christian Leaders

Nov 13, 2021

The proposed bill seeking to regulate preaching of Christianity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is “injurious to the Church” and a deliberate attack on Christians in Nigeria, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

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Corporations Trampling on People’s Rights, Destroying Environment: Catholic Charity

Nov 13, 2021

As world powers prepare to conclude the landmark COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has decried the role of powerful corporations in contributing to the climate crisis and environmental degradation.

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Nigeria’s Religious Leaders Blame Church Attack on Move to Shut Communication Services

Nov 10, 2021

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has blamed the reported killing and kidnappings in a church in Kaduna State on the government’s closure of telecommunication services in some parts of the Nigerian State.

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After Building Collapses, Prelate Calls for Monitoring of Nigeria’s Construction Industry

Nov 9, 2021

Following the collapse of a 21-storey building that reportedly killed at least 44 people in Lagos city, a Catholic Archbishop has called for the close monitoring of those involved in Nigeria’s construction industry in view of ending unprofessionalism, including the use of inferior materials.

Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye, transferred from Nigeria’s Awka Diocese to the Diocese of Nnewi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Awka Diocese Transferred to Nnewi Diocese as Local Ordinary

Nov 9, 2021

Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye who has been serving as the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Awka Diocese has been transferred to the Diocese of Nnewi following his appointment as the Local Ordinary of the Episcopal See located in the Southeastern part of the country.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama posing with some Priests after the 40th anniversary Mass. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archdiocese in Nigeria Celebrates Growth from Humble Beginning Under a Tree

Nov 8, 2021

The mammoth Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja as it is known today started humbly, with its small community of believers worshipping under a tree.

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Catholic Charity Fundraising to Support Victims of Violence in Nigeria, Mozambique

Nov 7, 2021

Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Italy, has approved two major projects that seek to abate the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and Mozambique where insurgents have displaced locals from their homes.

Map showing Nigeria's Kaduna State. Credit: Public Domain

Church Attack in Kaduna Sad Story of Deteriorating Security in Nigeria: Christian Leader

Nov 6, 2021

The attack on a church in Nigeria’s Kaduna State over the weekend is a sad story that portrays the worsening insecurity in the West African nation, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said.

Some members of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests' Association (NCDPA). Credit: Courtesy Photo

State, Church in Nigeria to Collaborate for “holistic formation of human person”: Priests

Nov 5, 2021

In order to achieve a “holistic formation of the human person”, the State and the Church need to collaborate, Catholic Priests in Nigeria have said. 

A poster announcing the virtual pilgrimage of members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA). Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Launched Virtual Pilgrimage in West Africa to Showcase Testimonies of “justice issues”

Nov 4, 2021

The online pilgrimage, which members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) launched is expected to feature people’s “contributions to the struggle for justice”, the Catholic Church leaders have said in a statement. 

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese/ Credit: Sokoto Diocese/Facebook

Success of Anambra State Gubernatorial Polls Dependents on Absence of Fatalities: Bishop

Nov 4, 2021

The success of the planned gubernatorial elections in Nigeria’s Anambra State will be determined by the lack of casualties and violence during the exercise, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.

Nnamdi Kanu. CRedit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Nigeria Call for Release of Detained Pro-Biafra Political Activist

Nov 4, 2021

Religious leaders in Nigeria have called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, a pro-Biafra political activist with dual citizenship, Nigerian and British.

Holy Trinity Cathedral of Nigeria's Orlu Diocese. Credit: Orlu Diocese

Nigerian Catholic Diocese Says Bishop Safe after Foiled Kidnapping, Forgives Assailants

Nov 3, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Orlu Diocese and members of his residence are safe, the Vicar General of the Nigerian Diocese has said, assuring those behind the Sunday, October 31 attack at the Bishop’s house that they are forgiven.

Chiaka Anumudu, a Nigerian Microbiologist conducting research at the University of Valencia under the Harambee Africa International Scholarship program. Credit: Harambee Africa International

Catholic Scholarship Provider Facilitating Scholar to Manage Notorious Disease in Nigeria

Nov 2, 2021

A Nigerian microbiologist is working under the Guadalupe Grant of Harambee Africa International (HAI) to find a possible way to contain the severity of a parasitic disease that is affecting millions of people in the West African country.

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

Nigeria Experiencing “kwashiorkor of love”, Catholic Archbishop Says, Calls for Patriotism

Nov 1, 2021

The ills that Nigeria is experiencing, including selfishness and unjust governance, are a “kwashiorkor of love” and the failure to recognize the image of God in other people, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.    

Protesters outside the Nigerian High Commission in London. Credit: CSW

Lawmakers, Students in London Join Christian Entity’s Protest against Nigeria's Abductions

Oct 31, 2021

Parliamentarians, religious leaders, and students are among protesters who have joined the call by UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), to end school abductions in Nigeria.

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Join Governor in Call “to declare bandits as terrorists”

Oct 27, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have joined the Governor of the country’s Kaduna State in calling on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government “to declare bandits as terrorists.”