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Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Oyo

“Work for transformation of world in which we live”:Catholic Bishop to Nigerian Christians

Each Christian is called, “in his DNA”, to transform the place he or she lives, a Catholic Bishop has told Christians in his native country of Nigeria.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges Muslims, Christians to Reflect on Peace on “Eid al-Adha”

Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have been urged to reflect on the need for peace and peaceful coexistence during Eid al-Adha, the annual Islamic celebration to be marked in the West African nation and other countries around the world this year on Tuesday, July 20.

Toward World Communications Day, Bishop Urges Journalists in Africa to Report “with love”

Ahead of the 2021 World Communications Day (WCD), the Bishop at the helm of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) is calling on Christian journalists on the continent to report “with love” so that those facing challenges find, in the reported stories, “sympathy and solidarity.”

Image depicting Ramadan fast celebration among followers of the Islam Faith. Credit: Public domain

Christian Leaders in Africa Decry Protracted Violence, Urge Religious Unity during Ramadan

Christian leaders in Africa have, in their solidarity messages with followers of the Islamic faith during their Ramadan fast, called for the unity of all Religions on the continent to bring an end to protracted violence that continues to claim lives of Christians and Muslims alike especially in West African countries.

Bishop Emmanuel Badeojo of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Oyo. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Oyo/ Facebook

Divine Mercy Celebration Invitation to be Channels of God’s Forgiveness: Nigerian Bishop

Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated in the Catholic Church on the second Sunday of Easter is an invitation for Christians to be channels of God’s unending mercy and forgiveness, a Nigerian Bishop has said.


“Good Friday calls on leaders in Nigeria to work for a better world”: Nigerian Bishop

Good Friday, the second of the three days of the Pascal Triduum commemorating the day Jesus was crucified at Calvary, invites leaders to look at the life of Jesus Christ and work toward “a better world,” a Nigerian Bishop says in a reflection shared with ACI Africa.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese / Oyo Diocese/Facebook Page

COVID-19 Isn’t Only Pandemic Assailing Nigeria, Bishop Says on Ash Wednesday

At the beginning of Lent, a Bishop in Nigeria has outlined other “pandemics”, which the West African country has to fight against besides COVID-19.

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On 90th Anniversary of Vatican Radio, Bishops in Africa Hope for Continued Collaboration

As Vatican Radio marks 90 years since its establishment on Friday, February 12, Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in a letter shared with ACI Africa, expressed the hope that there will be continued collaboration with the Rome-based Catholic radio.

Africa’s Church Leaders Caution against Pro-choice Agenda ahead of New Leadership at USAID

Church leaders in Africa are cautioning against the pro-choice agenda that is likely to be among key priorities of the new head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US entity administering foreign aid.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese.

“I'm ready to apologize if shown where l insulted Islam”: Nigeria Prelate amid Controversy

The Nigerian Bishop whose Christmas message sparked controversies in the West African nation with some quarters accusing him of “very serious crimes” has sought clarifications about his specific faults.

Bishop Emmanuel BAdejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese.

“Set aside animosities, stand for truth”: Nigerian Bishop in Support of Fellow Prelate

A Nigerian Bishop has come to the defense of a brother Bishop whose Christmas Message seems to have triggered mixed reactions, some quarters accusing him of “very serious crimes like treason and incitement for a coup.”

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and President Muhammadu Buhari.

What a Nigerian Bishop Said in Christmas Message that Sparked Controversies, Condemnation

The Christmas Message of the Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has sparked controversies in the West African nation, some quarters accusing the Bishop of “very serious crimes like treason and incitement for a coup.”

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria bringing life and hope in households through music.

Singing Bishop Breathes Life, Hope in Nigerian Households amid Suspension of Public Mass

A high-pitched musical sound is heard over the mobile phone as Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria strums his guitar while receiving a call for an interview in his small study room at his residence.  

Nigerian protesters calling for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Disbandment of Nigeria’s Controversial Force “a mere first aid, not the solution”: Bishop

The decision to disband the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria is “a mere first aid” intervention and does not address the challenges, which citizens of Africa’s most populous nation are experiencing, a Bishop has said in a report shared with ACI Africa Friday, October 16.

Independence Day in Nigeria.

“Even after sixty years independent Nigeria is still a mirage”: Bishop Reflects

On the eve of the celebration of 60 years since Nigeria gained its independence from the British, a Catholic Bishop has given a negative assessment of progress in the West African country, describing it as “a mirage,” grappling with “multiplicity of problems.”

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo blessing the oils during the Chrism Mass at  at Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral Oyo, April 7, 2020. / Oyo Diocese

"We are compelled to ask God to heal our world": Nigerian Bishop at Chrism Mass

The call for divine intervention to heal the world including the people of God affected by COVID-19, a pandemic that has occasioned unprecedented restrictions, is a key highlight of Bishop Emmanuel Badejo’s Chrism Mass message for the Priests in his diocese of Oyo, Nigeria.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo, President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS).

Church in Africa “does have a voice,” Battling Communication Challenges, Official Says

The people of God in Africa and their leadership have a lot to offer to the global Catholicism including testimonies about the growth and progress of Gospel values among believers. However, the Church on the continent faces the challenge of telling its stories within and across the globe, the Bishop coordinating the communication commissions of the episcopal conferences in Africa told ACI Africa in an interview last week.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo, Bishop of Nigeria's Oyo diocese, and President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS)

On Insecurity in Nigeria, Africa, “world powers to look inwards”, Prelate Reflects

In the fight against various insurgents operating in Nigeria, industrialized nations where weapons used by rebel movements are manufactured need “to look inwards” and review their role in fostering insecurity, a Bishop in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria told ACI Africa in an interview.

President of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province,  Archbishop Gabriel Abegunrin

“Human life seems to have lost value”: Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, Nigeria

Against the backdrop of multiple cases of kidnappings and killings including that of 18-year-old seminarian Michael Nnadi, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province (IEP) have expressed their concerns about the safety of citizens in what they have termed a “worsening situation of security of life and property” that seems to demonstrate little or no regard for human life.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo diocese who has voiced against the proposed hate speech bill that seeks to apply capital punishment for those found guilty

Hate Speech Bill “recommending death by hanging an attack on Nigerians”: Bishop

A Nigerian Bishop has termed as “an attack on Nigerians” the proposed bill in his country’s National Assembly that seeks to apply capital punishment for those found guilty of hate speech.