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1. MARONITE CHURCH, FORERUNNER IN INCULTURATION – Archbishop Akubeze
The Catholic Maronite Church and other Eastern Churches have been commended for being epitome of Inculturation in the life of the Church. The commendation was made by the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev. Augustine Obiora AkubuezeAkubeze, in his address at the...

 


2. JUSTICE; PANACEA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT – Cardinal Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has stated that justice is the panacea for peace and development; adding that forgiveness is also another factor as against the old globally accepted dictum of “if you want peace, prepare for war.” Cardinal Onaiyekan made thi...

 


3. CHURCH VITAL TO PEACE, JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA SUB-REGION
The Catholic Church as a major stakeholder has a vital role to play in ensuring peace and stability in the West Africa sub region; hence the Catholic Bishops of the sub-region have decided to put in place the RECOWA Peace Committee (REPCO), with Bishop Lucius Ugorji of Umuahia Diocese of Nigeria as ...

 


4. RELEASE: INAUGURATION OF THE RECOWA PEACE COMMITTEE
INAUGURATION OF THE RECOWA PEACE COMMITTEE Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God’ says the Lord in Matthew 5:9. RECOWA Peace Committee (REPCO) held its first meetingfrom April 10thto 13th, 2018 in Abuja (Nigeria). The general theme of the meeting was "The Catho...

 


5. POPE FRANCIS STRESSES PATIENCE AND CONSTANCY WHEN PRAYING FOR OTHERS
The Holy Father Pope Francis has stressed the importance of patience and constancy when prayer to God for other people. The pope made this reflection during his homily at the celebration of the Mass at Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican, recently. He reflected on the power of prayer, starting with the di...

 


6. WITNESS TO CHRIST AND FRESHEN THE WORLD WITH FRAGRANCE OF THE LORD, CHRISTIANS TOLD
Catholics have been called upon to be brace up to all challenges and witness to Christ in order to “freshen the world with the aroma and fragrance of the Lord so as to become a magnet drawing men and women away from darkness of sin and death to the newness of life which he has inaugurated ...

 


7. SOUTHERN KADUNA FAITHFUL URGED TO REMAIN STEADFAST IN THEIR FAITH
The people of Southern Kaduna have been called upon to remain steadfast in their faith as handed over to them by the missionaries, in spite of the neglect and blackmail of the government and other stakeholder groups in the state.The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. M...

 


8. BISHOP KUKAH WARNS ON CONSEQUENCES OF INJUSTICE
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has warned that the unity of the Nigerian nation is threatened to its very foundation pointing out that no country can survive on injustice. He emphasized that the unity and justice in Nigeria is threatened to its very foundation ...

 


9. COMMUNICATION DIRECTORS OFFER PANACEA FOR PUBLICATION OF FAKE NEWS
Catholics communication professionals have called upon to consistently publish the truth, promote justice and peace in the discharge of their duties and hold sacrosanct the ethics of the profession. The call was contained in the Resolutions adopted by Diocesan/Religious Directors of Communications a...

 


10. BISHOP STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE
Diocesan/Religious Congregations directors of communication have been called upon to collaborate with priests in their various dioceses to make the communication apostolate of the Church in the country more inclusive and effective for the common good of humanity.The call was made by the new Catholic...

 


11. CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONALS URGED TO BRACE UP FOR NEW ERA OF DYNAMIC CHURCH COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE
Catholic media practitioners and communicators have been urged to brace up for a new era of versatile and dynamic communication apostolate for the Church in Nigeria. The call was made by the new Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) Episcopal Chairman for Social Communications, Most R...

 


12. THERE IS HOPE AND ASSURANCE WITH GOD WHEN WE FORGIVE FROM THE HEART
The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke has stressed the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in the life of every Christian describing it as the ray of hope and assurance with God at the end of our sojourn on earth. The Archbishop made this assertion in his homily at th...

 


13. AHIARA: NEW APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR CALLS FOR FORGIVENSS AND TOTAL RECONCILIATION
The Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese and Bishop of Umuahia, Most Rev. Lucius Uforji, has called for forgiveness from the bottom of the heart and true reconciliation to bring the crisis in the Catholic diocese of Ahiara to an end. According to the Bishop: “ … every authentic hea...

 


14. PAPAL NUNCIO STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF RECONCILIATION WITH GOD FOR GOOD LEADERSHIP
The Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi has emphasized reconciliation with God and abandoning sin as an indispensable premise for tackling Church and societal problems. The Nunico’s admonition was contained in his goodwill message delivered at the opening ceremony o...

 


15. ALL HANDS MUST BE ON DECK TO MAKE POLITICS A NOBLE VOCATION TO SERVE THE COMMON GOOD
Nigerians have been called upon to take advantage of the God-giving grace of the forth coming 2019 General Elections to radically change things round and recover the genuine sense of politics as a noble vocation to serve the common good.This admonition was recently given by the Catholic Archbishop o...

 


16. NEW CBCN PRESIDENT EMPHASZES IMPORTANCE OF COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY
The success and strength of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, depends largely on the collective responsibility and one voice decision on crucial maters that affect the life of the Church. This declaration was made by the Catholic Bishop of Benin City Archdiocese, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze, in...

 


17. A Communique issued at the End of the First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Durumi, Abuja, 17-23 February 2018
“...THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY” (JOHN 10:10) A Communiqué issued at the End of the First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Durumi, Abuja, 17-23 February 2018 1. &nbs...

 


18. AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN) ON THE OCCASION OF A COURTESY CALL ON HIS EXCELLENCY MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018
AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN) ON THE OCCASION OF A COURTESY CALL ON HIS EXCELLENCY MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018   Your Excellency,   Preamble We, the representatives of...

 


19. ARCHBISHOP JOB OUTLINES VIRTUES FOR GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE
Archbishop Felix Alaba Job, the Emeritus Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese has identified sincerity of heart filled with faith and endurance to do God’s will as necessary virtues that will bear fruits of a good Christians life that will ensure eternal life in heaven. He made this remark while f...

 


20. RESPECT THE SACREDNESS OF THE CHURCH, CATHOLICS TOLD
Catholics have been admonished to stop activities or actions that could reduce the sacredness of the Church as a place of worship for God. This admonition was given by the Archbishop Emeritus of Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev. Felix Alaba Job in his opening address while facilitating the 2018 Annual R...

 


21. REFUSAL OF LAND FOR BUILDING CHURCHES IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IS A BREACH OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF CHRISTIANS
The refusal of government authorities to give land for the building of churches by Christian denominations in some parts of the country has been described as a violation of the country’s Constitution which stipulates freedom of worship and choice of religion as a fundamental right of every Nig...

 


22. LET US COLLABORATE TO LIBERATE NIGERIA – Cardinal Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called on all Nigerians to join hands in liberating the nation from its present socio-economic predicament and injustice caused by incessant killing of innocent people, kidnapping, armed robbery and other social vices being perpetrated by...

 


23. ATTACK ON INNOCENT FARMERS BY HERDSMEN AIMED AT CRIPPLING SOCIO-ECONOMIC LIFE OF BENUE PEOPLE
The persistent attack on the people of Benue State by Fulani cattle herdsmen has been described as a brutish attempt aimed at crippling socio-economic and political life of the people; in spite of the sacrifices and contributions of the people of the Middle belt to the peaceful existence and economi...

 


24. CARDINAL OKOGIE BERATES NIGERIAN POLITICAL LEADERS
Anthony Cardinal Okogie, the Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Lagos has expressed concern that the country’s political leaders give precedence to their political fortunes over the security and welfare of the people of the country. The Cardinal’s condemnation was contained in a statement i...

 


25. FAKE NEWS; A DETRIMENTAL MATTER OF GLOBAL CONCERN
The Bishops of the Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have expressed concern over the negative effects of “fake news” on all facets of life in the country, noting that “such news has already brought down families, associations, gover...

 


26. BISHOPS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER GOVERNMENT’S LUKEWARNESS TOWARDS PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY
Catholic Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan have called on the Federal Government to be more responsive to the Constitutional duty of protecting the lives of innocent Nigerians. According to them: “Time has come to firmly and sincerely protect religious freedom as the fundamental...

 


27. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT URGED TO END SPINELESS KILLING OF INNOCENT NIGERIANS
The Federal Government has been called upon to bring to an immediate end the spineless killings of Nigerians in different parts of Nigeria by Fulani Cattle herdsmen and other criminals in the country; as the present situation portends a great danger for the peaceful coexistence of the country. The ...

 


28. CURRENT WAVE OF VIOLENCE PORTEND DANGER, CATHOLIC BISHOPS WARN
The current wave of violence and incessant killing of innocent Nigerians in different parts of the country portends danger for the country if the Federal Government does not seriously rise up to her primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of her citizens and ensure that recent mi...

 


29. ON THE RECURRENT WAVE OF VIOLENCE AND THE CHEAPENING OF HUMAN LIVES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY. A STATEMENT BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN)
Preamble Our beloved country appears to be under siege from many forces. Repeatedly, innocent citizens in different communities across the nation are brutally attacked and their sources of livelihood mindlessly destroyed. Property, worth millions of Naira, including places of worship, schools, ho...

 


30. PROPOSED BILL ON REGULATION OF NGOs INIMICAL TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH
The attempt to regulate Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), by a law of the National Assembly will do more harm than good and the Federal House of Representatives has been admonished to trash the proposed Bill before the House in this respect. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of S...

 


 

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