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.
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.
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.”
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.