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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.

Nigeria’s growth: The church has done so well – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday, hailed the church for efforts in enhancing national cohesion for Nigeria’s growth and development.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Citizens giving up on Nigerian project

Emeritus Archbishop of Catholic Diocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, on Thursday in Enugu lamented the general despair in the country, saying that long delayed and unfulfilled hopes are making people to give up on the viability of the Nigerian project.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hosts meal for 1,500 poor, homeless

Pope Francis on Sunday hosted around 1,500 poor and homeless people for lunch at the Vatican, decrying indifference to poverty as the Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.
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.

President Buhari hails Archbishop Kaigama’s appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the appointment of Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama as the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja by the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
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Governor Lalong congratulates Archbishop Kaigama over new appointment

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has congratulated Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama on his appointment by the Holy Father, Pope Francis as the Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja.
Two nuns have returned from missionary work overseas pregnant. Alamy

Two Catholic nuns become pregnant while working in Africa

The Catholic Church has launched an investigation after two nuns became pregnant while carrying out missionary work in Africa.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former president blames lack of ‘spirituality’ in government for under-development

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed “lack of meaningful development” in the country on the “absence of spirituality and morality in governance”.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden. Joshua Lott-Getty Images-AFP- Joshua LOTT - GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA - AFP

Joe Biden allegedly denied Holy Communion for abortion stance

Joe Biden was reportedly denied Holy Communion in a Catholic Church in South Carolina, after being accused of ‘advocating for abortion.
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.

Catholic bishops ask Pope to open priesthood to married men

Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly called on Pope Francis Saturday to open the priesthood to married men in the Amazon, as well as giving women a greater role to play and making damaging the environment a sin.
None of the largest Churches in Northern Ireland have said they are prepared to carry out same-sex marriages.

Churches in Northern Ireland reject legalisation of same-sex marriage, abortion

None of the largest Churches in Northern Ireland have said they are prepared to carry out same-sex marriages.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Stony silence from Eritrea as Ethiopia basks in Nobel glow

While Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was praised for efforts to end years of bitter tension with Eritrea in his Nobel Peace Prize award last week, his Eritrean partner in the peace-making has conspicuously failed to offer his congratulations.
Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

Ecuador government, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.
Leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski addreses supporters after the first exit polls during the party’s electoral evening in Warsaw, Poland, on October 13, 2019. – Poland’s governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party won the general election in Poland, expanding its majority, according to an exit poll by the Ipsos institute. (Photo by Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP)

Populists top Poland vote, expand majority on welfare, family values

Poland’s governing right-wing party took the lead in Sunday’s general election, an exit poll showed, expanding its majority thanks to a raft of welfare measures coupled with attacks on LGBT rights and Western values.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, and British Ambassador to the Holy See Sally Jane Axworthy, with a portrait of Cardinal John Henry Newman at an event at the Vatican to celebrate his canonization. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Cardinal Newman becomes first Catholic English saint in centuries

Cardinal John Henry Newman, a renowned 19th-century Anglican convert and leading Victorian intellectual, is set to become the first English Catholic saint of the post-Reformation period on Sunday.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Married priests question raises fears of Catholic Church split

An idea to fill empty pulpits in remote locations by allowing married men to become priests is bitterly dividing a Vatican assembly, with critics warning the emotive issue could fracture the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis waves as he attends a gathering with World Youth Day volunteers at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium, his last public event before leaving Panama City, on January 27, 2019. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP)

Vatican suspends senior employees, clergy over police raid

Five Vatican employees, including the number two at the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority and a senior member of clergy, have been suspended following a police raid, the Italian magazine L’Espresso reports.

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Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.

Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ojukwu was presiding

Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.

Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.