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1. BISHOP KUKAH ADVOCATES DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF DEMOCRACY FOR NATIONAL COHESION
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has advocated discipline and deep knowledge of democracy to facilitate the proper cohesion of the Nigerian nation.   Noting that democracy is hard work on an imperfect system, Bishop Kukah who recently delivered a lecture a...

 


2. DISTORTION OF HISTORICAL FACTS IDENTIFIED AS MAJOR IMPEDIMENT FOR NIGERIA/’S DEVELOPMENT
Absence of authentic historical records has been identified as a major factor responsible for the present sorry state of the Nigerian nation. This assertion was made by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, in lecture titled: Broken Truths: Nigeria’s Elusive Quest for National Cohesio...

 


3. BISHOP KUKAH IDENTIFIES IMPEDIMENTS TO NATIONAL COHESION IN NIGERIA
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, has attributed the myriad of challenges facing the country in all facets of life to the “heap from the harvest of broken truths, lies and innuendos” that have dominated the history of the country and made national cohesion impossible.  ...

 


4. NEW BISHOP URGED TO BE AN INSPIRATION TO FAITHFUL
The newly consecrated Co-Adjutor Bishop of Ilorin Diocese has been advised to be an exemplary and inspirational leader to the faithful of the diocese to ensure that they can be hardworking, sound, holy and apostolic in their ministry.   The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Dioce...

 


5. CALL TO EPISCOPATE RENEWAL OF GOD/’S GRACE ON HUMANITY
The call to the Episcopate is a renewal of God’s grace not only on the newly ordained bishop but also on the world, thereby increasing the number of those to be saved; the Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Diocese, Most Rev. John Oyejola has declared. The bishop made this assertion in his homily at th...

 


6. STATEMENT OF MOST REV . IGNATIUS KAIGAMA ARCHBISHOP OF JOS AFTER THE RECENT JOS KILLINGS
I am very far from Nigeria but the sad and bad news from Plateau State are not far from me. I hear that herdsmen are on the prowl again and there is bloodshed, murder of infants, youths, men and women in huge numbers in our beloved land of “peace and tourism”. The flagrant and despicable...

 


7. CATHOLICS URGED TO CHERISH AND REMAIN STEADFAST IN THEIR FAITH
Catholics in the country have been called upon to remain steadfast in their faith and cherish the gift of the Church of Christ as an ever new Church, in spite of its being over two thousand years old. This admonition was given by the Catholic Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Most Rev. Albert Fasina, whi...

 


8. RELIGIOUS LEADERS URGED TO SHUN SELF-AGGRANDISEMENT
Religious leaders in the country have been called upon to read the signs of time, justifiably to the lead the faithful to Christ and avoid self -aggrandizement. The call was made by the Archbishop emeritus of Ibadan, Archdiocese, Most Rev. Felix Alaba Job in his vote of thanks at the end of the cele...

 


9. EMBRACE CONCEPT OF SERVICE FOR COMMON GOOD; NIGERIAN LEADERS TOLD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has advocated for a change of heart on the part of the country’s political leaders and leaders of other stakeholder groups in the society by embracing the concept of service for the common good of all, instead of using their positions a...

 


10. CALL FOR COLLABORATIVE SYNERGY BETWEEN SIGNIS AFRICA AND COMMUNICATION OFFICES OF THE CONTINENT/'S EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES
A call has been made for harmonious synergy for the communications apostolate of the Church in Africa through an effective collaboration between Signis Africa and the regional and national departments or directorates of social communication of all the Episcopal Conferences of the Church in the conti...

 


11. COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONALS URGED TO PROTECT AFRICA/’S INTEGRITY
African media and communication professionals have been called upon to protect the integrity of the continent by publishing true stories and presentations that portray the positive aspects of life in the various countries of the continent to counter the negative presentations by foreign journalists ...

 


12. CATHOLIC BISHOPS ADVOCATE JUST GLOBAL ORDER
Bishops of the German Bishops Conference and their African counterparts have advocated for a just global order, especially in respect of international trade that offers the same opportunities to all countries and peoples. This contention of the bishops was part of the 7-point resolutions adopted by...

 


13. GERMAN-AFRICAN BISHOPS STRESS NEED FOR RENEWAL OF MISSIONARY ZEAL FOR PROMOTION OF INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Bishops of the German and African Catholic churches have reiterated the need for renewal of the missionary zeal focused on integral human development, describing it as an indispensable part of their apostolate mandate. They therefore called on the clergy, religious and lay faithful as well as profes...

 


14. EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY RECOMMENDED FOR COUNTERING ISLAMIC RELIGION FUNDAMENTALISM
Education and economic emancipation of the masses through sustainable empowerment programmes have been identified as effective factors to effectively counter the nefarious activities of Islamic fundamentalists and the activities of the murderous Fulani herdsmen in the country. This recommendation w...

 


15. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION KEY FACTOR FOR PROMOTION OF PEACE
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Episcopal Chairman for Social Communications; Most Rev. Denis Isizoh has described inter-personal communication as a necessary factor for the promotion of peace, Justice and Reconciliation in Nigeria. The bishop’s call was contained in...

 


16. MEDIA PROFESSIONALS ADVISED ON HOW TO ERADICATE FALSEHOOD
Communication professionals have been called upon to adopt this year’s World Communications Day message of Pope Francis as the roadmap for eradicating falsehood and misinformation in the society. The call was contained in the Resolutions adopted by delegates present at Signis Nigeria Second N...

 


17. MESSAGE FROM THE EIGHTH GERMAN-AFRICAN BISHOPS MEETING. (Antananarivo, May 22-27, 2018)
MESSAGE FROM THE EIGHTH GERMAN-AFRICAN BISHOPS’ MEETING. (Antananarivo, May 22-27, 2018.)   Greeting: The grace and peace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be with you all.  Dearly beloved brothers and sisters and all of you men and women of goodwill, from May 22 to 27, 2018, w...

 


18. Nigeria: Hope Betrayed
Hope is described as 'the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled'. I tend to believe that was the feeling of our forebears (that is, the founding fathers and mothers of Nigeria). They sought Nigeria's independence from the British colonialists, though the struggle was not a very smooth o...

 


19. CHRISTIANS URGED TO REMAIN STEADFAST AND DEFEND THEIR FAITH
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called on Christians in the country to remain steadfast and stand up for their faith, even in the midst of challenges and tribulations. He made the admonition in his homily at the celebration of the Holy Mass for this year’s Feast o...

 


20. INVALUABLE POWERS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OUTLINED
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has outlined the invaluable power of the Holy Spirit in the life of man and the Church; noting that according to the Bible, “the Holy Spirit brings real power to change individuals and the Church”. He made the remark in his homily at the celebration of the M...

 


21. POPE FRANCIS WARNS AGAINST WORLDLY THINGS THAT COULD PREVENT ACCEPTANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has called on the faithful to be wary of the influences of the good things of the world so that they will not be tired of welcoming the Holy Spirit. The Pope made this remark in his homily during the celebration of the solemnity of the Pentecost, held at St. Peter&rsquo...

 


22. DO NOT SUCCUMB TO THREATS OF MARAUDING FULANI HERDSMEN, CHRISTIANS TOLD
Christians throughout Nigeria have been called upon not to allow the present atrocities of marauding Fulani herdsmen to dampen their spirit and faith in God, but rather remain steadfast in their faith in God and pray devoutly, because God is greater that any power, including death. This was the ker...

 


23. PRESENT ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY PORTEND DANGER - Bishop Etokudoh
Bishop Camullus Etokudoh of Port Harcourt Diocese has expressed concern that present economic and political problems can tear the country apart if care is not taken, while her moral and religious fabrics are at the lowest ebb. The bishop made this observation in his message delivered during the Req...

 


24. NIGERIANS LIVE IN PALPABLE FEAR, BECAUSE OF HERDSMEN’S NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES
Nigerians are living in palpable fear as a result of the activities of the Fulani herdsmen, religious fundamentalists and other groups who have constituted themselves to threat to peace and tranquility in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari has therefore been called upon to promptly respond to t...

 


25. KILLING IN GOD’S HOUSE IS SACRILEGIOUS – CBCN President
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has described the killing of God’s children in God’s house when praying to God as one of the most sacrilegious acts any human being can commit. The Archbishop made this remark in...

 


26. KILLING IN PLACES OF WORSHIP IS AN AFFRONT AGAINST GOD – Cardinal Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has described killing people in the places of worship, be it Churches or Mosques as an affront against God; noting: “after all that has happened, we have every right to be angry at the perpetrators and supporters of these murders. We ha...

 


27. MEDIA PRACTITIONERS URGED TO BE POSITIVE AGENTS OF MOBILIZATION
The Catholic Bishop of Ilorin Diocese, Most Rev. Ayo Maria Atoyebi has described truth as a vital ingredient for communication to make it beneficial for the common good of humanity. This assertion was the kernel of the message of the bishop to media practitioners, during the celebration of this year...

 


28. SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST, RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL CHRISTIANS -Bishop Dachelem
The communication apostolate of the Church is not for Catholic professionals alone but all the faithful, the Catholic Bishop of Bauchi, Most Rev. Hilary Dachelem CMF, has asserted. The Bishop made this remark while addressing the faithful of Archangel Gabriel Chaplaincy Church, Catholic Secretariat ...

 


29. NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS URGED TO PROTECT THE SOCIETY FROM MENACE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has identified the social media as a major source of fake news dissemination and called on Nigerian journalists to do all within their professional ability to protect the integrity of the profession and the society in general against...

 


30. FOLLOWING CHRIST IN FAITH IS NOT NEGOTIABLE, Say Pope Francis
Following Christ with total submission in faith is not negotiable, hence Christians must cut off from sin and the devil, the Holy Father Pope Francis has declared. The Pope made this assertion during one of his recent Wednesday Catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism at the Vatican City, Rome. The H...

 


 

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