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1. 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...

 


2. 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...

 


3. 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...

 


4. 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...

 


5. 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...

 


6. 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...

 


7. 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...

 


8. 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...

 


9. 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...

 


10. 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 ...

 


11. 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...

 


12. 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...

 


13. 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...

 


14. BISHOP WARNS AGAINST USING RELIGION TO ACQUIRE POLITICAL POWER
Accessing political power through the ladder of religion has been described as a detrimental process that could lead to violence and retardation of socio-economic growth. This assertion was made by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah in his homily at the ordination ...

 


15. PURIFY THE SOCIETY BY PRAYER AND WITNESSING, CATHOLICS TOLD
Catholics have been called upon to be inspired by their faith to purify the society by prayer and witnessing. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah in his homily at the ordination of three new Deacons for the diocese and the re-dedication of the H...

 


16. FAITHFUL OF BOMADI DIOCESE URGED TO BRACE UP FOR CHALLENGES
The faithful of the newly erected Diocese of Bomadi have been admonished to brace up for the challenges ahead for the consolidation of their new ecclesiastical and canonical responsibilities. The advice was given by Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the Metropolitan of Benin City Ecclesiastical Province,...

 


17. FRATERNAL COMMUNON OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH A DIVINE GIFT OF GOD – CBCN President
The fraternal communion of the Catholic Church is a divine gift of God which makes her different from other denominations and Catholics are known for remaining united under the Apostolic and pastoral leadership of the Holy Father the Pope; the Catholic Archbishop of Jos and President of the Cat...

 


18. HOLINESS OF LIFE PRIMARY MISSION OF CHRISTIANITY; Says Archbishop Kaigama
The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has described holiness of life as the primary mission of the Christian faith as against the present preaching of prosperity and miracles being presently orchestrated by some Christian pastors and Church l...

 


19. APOSTOLIC NUNCIO OUTLINES SPIRITUAL AND PASTORAL DUTIES FOR CATHOLIC FAITHFUL
The Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi has outlined the spiritual and pastoral challenges the faithful of the newly erected diocese of Bomadi have to contend with stressing: “we must remember that the erection of the diocese of Bomadi is not the final goal, somethi...

 


20. CATHOLIC FAITHFUL URGED TO WORK FOR COMMON GOOD OF A BETTER WORLD
The Catholic Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev. Gabriel ‘Leke Abegunrin has reiterated the need for the Church, the faithful and all people of God to be actively involved in making the world better for the common good of all. The Archbishop made this call in his homily at the celebrat...

 


21. POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR MIGRANTS
The Holy Father Pope Francis has called for compassion and love for the over 250 million migrants in the world, noting that about 22.5million of these are refugees who in the words of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI; “in order to find peace, they are willing to risk their lives on a journey that is...

 


22. USE YOUR TALENTS TO PREACH THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST, CATHOLIC ARTISTS TOLD
Catholic professionals in the film industry have been admonished to use their talents for the promotion of the evangelization mission of the Church, using the film industry as a platform for the promotion of Christian morals and values. This advice was given by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese,...

 


23. FILM INDUSTRY, VERITABLE TOOL FOR EVANGELIZATION MISSION OF THE CHURCH
The Episcopal Chairman of the Communications Directorate of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has described the film industry as an invaluable tool for the evangelization apostolate of the Church in the country. He therefore called on Catholic artists to put their ta...

 


24. CARDINAL ARINZE EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF LAY FAITHFUL FOR EVANGELIZATION
Francis Cardinal Arinze, emeritus Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments at the Vatican has described the apostolate of the laity as an indispensable tool for the evangelization mission of the Church in the secular world. The cardinal made this assertion ...

 


25. ARCHBISHOP OBINNA REITERATES COMMITMENT OF CBCN TO MAKING VERITAS UNIVERSITY MODEL FOR COMPLETE HUMAN FORMATION
Archbishop Anthony J. V. Obinna, the Metropolitan of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province has reiterated the commitment of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria to make Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria), Abuja, the model of complete education and formation, where education, m...

 


26. EDUCATION, AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR NATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has described education as the most essential tool for the development of any nation and its people, noting that no amount of investment in it is a waste. The Cardinal made this assertion in his address at the recent celebration of the 10th&n...

 


27. VUNA GRADUATES URGED TO BE AGENTS OF CHANGE IN THE SOCIETY
Graduating students of the Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria), Abuja, have been admonished to be agents of positive change in the society, using the spiritual and educational formation they have received at the university to counter the social vices crippling the country with negati...

 


28. VERITAS UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY URGED TO ESCHEW PRACTICES THAT PROMOTE ETHNIC AGENDA
The Community of Veritas University (The Catholic University of Nigeria), Abuja, have been urged to eschew practices that promote ethnic and sectional agenda and other vices that are detrimental to the provision of holistic education and formation of students of the institution. The admonition was ...

 


29. POSITIVE IMPACT OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN NATION’S DEVELOPMENT INVALUABLE
The impact of the University on the political and socio-economic stability of any country cannot be controverted; hence there is need for a synergy for collaboration between the State and the University; Francis Cardinal Arinze has admonished. The Cardinal’s contention is this respect was con...

 


30. UNIVERSITY, AN INDISPENSABLE INSTITUTION FOR HOLISTIC FORMATION OF THE HUMAN PERSON – Cardinal Francis Arinze
Francis Cardinal Arinze has described the University as an indispensable institution for the holistic formation of the human person for the emancipation of an egalitarian society, where the values of freedom of choice, rights and thoughts are imparted into the students through education and research...

 


 

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