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Catholic priest slumps, dies in football pitch

Ukor, who was the priest in charge of the Onitsha Archdiocesan owned newspaper, Trinitas, was described as a happy and easy going.

Cardinal Onaiyekan bows out as Abuja Catholic Archbishop, hands over to Archbishop Kaigama

Cardinal John Onaiyekan on Tuesday formally bowed out as the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja and handed over to his successor, Ignatius Kaigama.

Police vow to rescue abducted Catholic priest

The Enugu State Police Command said it has activated the mechanism and heightened efforts to rescue the abducted Catholic Priest of the Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Rev.Fr. Malachy Asadu.
Pope Francis places a wreath during his visit to the Martyrs' Monument at Nishizaka Hill, in Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24, 2019. (Vatican Media-­Handout via Reuters)

Pope closes Japan trip urging hopeful, inclusive society

Pope Francis on Tuesday closed his visit to Japan by telling students at a Catholic university of the need to work toward a "hope-filled future" that is more inclusive by addressing the disconnects in society.
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Gunmen kidnap another Catholic priest in Nsukka

Another Catholic priest, Reverend Father Malachy Asadu, has been reportedly kidnapped in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Monday.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope slams nuclear deterrent, ‘unspeakable horror’ of Nagasaki

Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.
Pope Francis arrives in Tokyo’s Haneda airport on November 23, 2019, following his visit to Thailand. – Pope Francis arrived in Japan on November 23 for a visit that will take him to Nagasaki and Hiroshima to warn of the dangers of nuclear weapons and pray for peace. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Pope Francis arrives in Japan to preach anti-nuclear message

Pope Francis arrived in Japan on Saturday, where he is expected to deliver a robust anti-nuclear message of peace in the only country to have suffered an atomic bomb attack.
Pope Francis waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, Nov. 22, 2019.

Pope Francis departs Thailand for Japan with anti-nuclear message

Pope Francis left Thailand on Saturday after a three-day visit and headed to Japan, where he is to visit the ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of his campaign against nuclear weapons.
Pope Francis waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, Nov. 22, 2019.

Pope Francis urges Thais not to see Christianity as ‘foreign’ religion

Pope Francis paid tribute Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today’s Thais not to consider Christianity a “foreign” religion.
In this handout photo released and taken by the Thai Organizing Committee on November 20, 2019, Pope Francis (C) arrives on the Military Air Terminal at Don Muang airport in Bangkok. – Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on November 20, the first leg of an Asian tour that will sweep in Japan and carry a message of interreligious dialogue and nuclear disarmament. (Photo by Handout / THAI ORGANIZING COMMITTEE / AFP) /

Pope Francis: Respect prostitutes, victims of human trafficking

Pope Francis led an impassioned mass for tens of thousands of emotional worshippers at a packed Bangkok stadium Thursday, urging respect for prostitutes and trafficking victims in a part of the world where sex work is rampant.
In this handout photo released and taken by the Thai Organizing Committee on November 20, 2019, Pope Francis (C) arrives on the Military Air Terminal at Don Muang airport in Bangkok. – Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on November 20, the first leg of an Asian tour that will sweep in Japan and carry a message of interreligious dialogue and nuclear disarmament. (Photo by Handout / THAI ORGANIZING COMMITTEE / AFP) /

Pope lands in Thailand to kick off two-country Asian tour

Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on Wednesday greeted by cheering faithful, the first leg of an Asian tour that will sweep in Japan and carry a message of interreligious dialogue and nuclear disarmament.
Thomas Osadzinski, a student of DePaul University and Chicago native has been arrested by the FBI for coding for Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)

FBI arrests Chicago student for coding for ISIS

Thomas Osadzinski, a student of DePaul University and Chicago native has been arrested by the FBI for coding for Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)
Pope Francis leads the Epiphany mass, on January 6, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO - AFP)

Pope arrives Thailand on three-day visit

Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, part of a mission to boost the morale of those countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities and speak about issues of concern including human trafficking and peacemaking.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis takes anti-nuclear weapon push to Japan

Pope Francis takes his mission to ban nuclear weapons this week to the only places where they were used in war, visiting the World War Two ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of a tour of Japan and Thailand.
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Catholic cleric burnt to death in Anambra fire

A 60-year old Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Edmond Nwagbala, was on Saturday burnt beyond recognition in a fire outbreak at St. Peter Claver Catholic Parish Nnewichi in Nnewi North local government area of Anambra State.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Enugu

Enugu state is under siege of kidnapping as another Catholic priest, Reverend Father Theophilus Ndulue has been abducted by yet to be identified gunmen.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian premier defends response to ethnic clashes

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday pushed back against portrayals of his government as weak and timid in the face of recent unrest that left more than 80 people dead.
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Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Enugu

Gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Arinze Madu, vice-rector at the Queen of Apostles Seminary School, Enugu.

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Gunmen abduct two Catholic priests

Gunmen have reportedly abducted two Catholic priests, Rev Fr Joseph Nweke and Rev Fr Felix Efobi from Awka Catholic Diocese.
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has affirmed that said the progress of any nation depends on the development of its youth.

Yobe suspends traditional ruler for defiling a 6-year-old boy

Yobe State governor Mai Mala Buni has directed the suspension of the district Head of Fannami Ward, Lawan Mari from Bade Local Government for alleged sodomy with a six year-old-boy.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor congratulates SIEC, newly elected councils chairmen

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the newly elected chairmen and councillors of the 16 local government councils, following official announcement of Saturday’s council election results by the State Independent Electoral Commission.

Femi Falana: DSS operatives apologized to judge over court’s invasion

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that the leader of the Department of State Service (DSS) team that invaded the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday apologized to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu over the incident
Nigeria Police

Police arrest three for murder

The police in Ogun State have arrested three suspects over the death of a 27-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest.