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Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Edo

The abductors were said to have taken Omorogbe to an unknown location as he was returning from Uromi, in Esan North-East Local Government Area of the state.

Police arrest Malawi priest in connection with albino man’s killing

Police on Tuesday arrested a Catholic priest in Malawi in connection with the suspected murder of an albino man, in a case that has already seen a police officer and medical official detained.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Age may not matter in 2019 poll

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, said on Tuesday age may not matter for President Muhammadu Buhari in seeking re-election in 2019.

2019: Catholic Church to play role in elections

The Warri Diocese of the Catholic Church has expressed its resolve to play an active role in the upcoming electioneering process.

Oyo guber: Why money bags won’t succeed Governor Ajimobi – APC aspirant

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Engr. Remi Olaniyan, has said that the 2019 governorship election in the state will not be determined by the amount of money spent by aspirants, but that only those without the goodwill of the people will rely on money to win election.

Kidnappers demand $500,000 for DRC priest

The kidnappers of a Catholic priest abducted in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend are demanding $500 000 for his release, the church said on Tuesday.

Easter: Pope washes prisoners’ feet

Pope Francis washed prisoners’ feet at a Rome jail on Thursday, including two Muslims, an Orthodox Christian and a Buddhist, once again choosing to celebrate Holy Thursday among Italy’s incarcerated.

Pope Francis disowns statement on existence of hell

The Papacy has denied a widely credited statement to Pope Francis that hell does not exist.

Archbishop Alfred Martins faults timing of President Buhari’s Lagos visit

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Lagos will put Christians in a “difficult situation” and “deprive them of their right to worship”.

Pope Francis calls mafia members ‘death carriers’

Pope Francis on Wednesday told members of the Mafia in Italy, where many go to Church and worship openly, that they cannot call themselves Christians because they “carry death in their souls”.

President Buhari mourns Bishop Joseph Bagobiri

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolence over the passing away of the Bishop of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Joseph Bagobiri, who died on Feb. 27.

2018 UTME: There will be no rescheduling of exams – Ishaq Oloyede

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on Thursday said that there will be no rescheduling of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam for any student like it did last year.

CAN: Herdsmen destroyed 500 churches in Benue

Benue State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Akpen Leva, yesterday, disclosed that herdsmen incursions in the state has led to the destruction of over 500 churches in parts of the state.

Pope Francis: peacemaker and game-changer

Since taking charge of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis has transformed perceptions of an institution beset by scandals and plagued by self-doubt.

Official: China-Vatican negotiations on bishops appointment ‘in full swing’

Negotiations to broker a framework accord between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops are making quick progress towards a deal, a Chinese official said on Friday.

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte needs psychiatric evaluation – UN rights chief

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s slurs against U.N. human rights activists suggest he needs to see a psychiatrist, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein told a news conference on Friday.

Catholic priest condemn APC loyalists attack on Bishop Obinna

A Catholic priest, Reverend Father Eunan Asomugha, yesterday, condemned verbal attacks on the Archbishop of Owerri Diocese, Anthony J. V. Obinna, by supposed members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.

Your certificate not enough to earn you a living – Bishop Badejo tells youth

Adetoyese Badejo, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Oyo and the communication chairman for the Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), has advised youth not to rely on their certificates.

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