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

Synod Inspires “new energy in Church’s pastoral communication” in Africa: Catholic Bishop

Nov 14, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is inspiring a new “energy in the Church’s pastoral communication apostolate” across the African continent, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has said.

Blessing and Commissioning of the new theatre facility by His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop Emeritus, Catholic Diocese of Abuja. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Lauds Muslim for Donating to Catholic Health Facility

Oct 20, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria has lauded a Muslim man in the country for donating an operating theatre to a hospital run by the Diocese, noting that the West African country needs more similar gestures of interfaith collaboration.

John Cardinal Onaiyekan speaking during his visit to St. Francis Catholic College in Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese on 13 October 2022. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Embrace Servant Leadership and “a lot will change”: Cardinal to Nigerian Political Actors

Oct 15, 2022

There is need for political actors in Nigeria to adopt servant leadership as lived by Jesus Christ, John Cardinal Onaiyekan of Nigeria has said.

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“Nigerians deserve a new burst of hope”: Bishop in Independence Anniversary Message

Sep 30, 2022

There is need for Nigerians to experience “a new burst of hope” as their country marks 62 years of independence on Saturday, October 1, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said. 

Bishop Appeals for Prayers for Church’s Future in Africa as SECAM Plenary Gets Underway

Jul 26, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Africa who are meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, need to be supported by prayers as they deliberate on the Church on the continent and her future, the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has said.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo Received an Award for excellent contribution to pastoral Communication in Africa. Credit: SIGNIS

Bishop Cautions Catholic Communicators in Africa against “disinformation ecosystem”

Jul 18, 2022

Catholic communicators in Africa have a duty to resist the influence of the contemporary propaganda networks that deliberately spread false information, the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has said.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo during the Funeral Mass for the victims of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Refuse to be crushed by tragedy”: Nigerian Bishop at Funeral of Church Massacre Victims

Jun 17, 2022

At the Funeral Mass for the victims of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese in Nigeria, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country has urged those affected by the June 5 tragedy to stand firm in their faith in the person of Jesus Christ. 

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo blesses the premises of Ave Maria Microfinance Bank in Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Recently Approved Diocesan Microfinance in Nigeria Set to Benefit Millions Financially

May 18, 2022

The proposed Ave Maria Microfinance Bank of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria that received approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to benefit millions in the Nigerian Episcopal See.

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

Violent Conflicts Across the Globe Stem from “unwillingness to listen”: Nigerian Bishop

May 17, 2022

In a reflection based on the Message of Pope Francis for the 2022 World Communications Day (WCD), the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has underscored the value of listening and blamed violent conflicts across the globe on the “unwillingness to listen and understand the other.”

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Let’s Work on “how to build a new Nigeria on blood of our martyrs”: Catholic Bishop

May 16, 2022

The stoning and murder of Deborah Yakubu and other people who have been killed in Nigeria because of their faith should provide a foundation upon which a country that embraces religious freedom can be rebuilt anew, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said. 

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Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Directs “a more vigorous May devotion” to Mary for Peace

May 1, 2022

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese has directed the people of God under his pastoral care to “a more vigorous May devotion to the mother of Jesus” for an end to violent conflicts globally and in the West African nation.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejoof Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges World Leaders to “stop hypocrisy, work for peace”

Apr 17, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has, in his Easter 2022 Message, called on leaders around the world to “stop their hypocrisy” and instead work for peace following the example of Jesus Christ who exemplifies servant leadership.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejoof Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

“Repent, address needless bloodshed of innocent people”: Nigerian Bishop to Leaders

Apr 17, 2022

A Nigerian Catholic Bishop has called on leaders in situations where people are experiencing “bloodshed, suffering and destruction” under their watch to repent and address the challenges.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejoof Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Recommit to Create Better Nigeria “through authentic Christian lives”: Catholic Bishop

Apr 13, 2022

Followers of Jesus Christ Nigeria need to recommit themselves toward creating a better country by upholding “authentic Christian lives”, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country has said.

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

Nigeria in Need of Leaders Who, Like Jesus, “courageously speak truth, live by it”: Bishop

Apr 8, 2022

Nigeria stands in need of leaders characterized with courage who, like Jesus Christ, “speak the truth and live by it”, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Oyo Diocese has said in his message ahead of Palm Sunday.

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

Muslims, Christians “must not relent” in Praying for Nigeria: Bishop in Ramadan Message

Apr 7, 2022

Catholic Church leaders overseeing the department of Interreligious Dialogue in Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese have urged Christians and Muslims in the West African nation not to relent in fasting and praying “for a better Nigeria”.

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

Not Observing Lent Empties Christianity of “authentic power, identity”: Nigerian Bishop

Feb 28, 2022

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese has urged Christians to observe Lent, saying failure to take part in the 40-day period characterized by prayer, fasting and almsgiving undermines the “authentic power and identity” of Christianity.  

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

Nigeria’s Current Trying Moments Need “true valentine love,” Catholic Bishop Says

Feb 11, 2022

Nigerians can wade through the challenges facing the country by embracing “true valentine love”, which is characterized by self-denial and sacrifice, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country has said.

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

Good Parents are “made, formed through prayer”, Catholic Bishop in Nigeria to Youth

Dec 25, 2021

The youth who aspire to become parents in the future like Mary and Joseph ought to know that good parents are made and are products of mentorship and prayer, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria 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”.