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Fr. Nicholas Oboh, Nigerian priest kidnapped last week in Benin, has been released.He was freed Tuesday evening by his abductors.

Kidnapped Catholic priest released

Fr. Nicholas Oboh, Nigerian priest kidnapped last week in Benin, has been released.He was freed Tuesday evening by his abductors.

Read full address of Bishop Kukah at funeral of slain seminarian

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm six dead in Osun road accident

The Osun Police Command on Sunday confirmed the death of six persons involved in a road accident that occurred along Eripa-Otan Ayegbaju road, Boluwaduro Local Government of Osun.

Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

The Pope wrote the book, “From the Depths of Our Hearts,” with Cardinal Robert Sarah, 74, a Guinean prelate who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Addressing the faithful gathered in the Square on Christmas Day Pope Francis pronounced his annual “Urbi et Orbi” Message.

Pope Francis: Don’t let Church failings distance you from God

Pope Francis led the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Tuesday, urging them not to let the Church’s failings lead them away from accepting God’s love.
The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy sex abuse cases

The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.
The Most Rev. Hyacinth Egbebo, Episcopal Chairman, CBCN, Family and Human Life Committee Bishop of Bomadi, said sexual and reproductive health and rights is a coded language (euphemism) for contraception, abortion and sterilisation’’.

Catholic Bishops kick against outcome of conference on population, development

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Wednesday criticised the outcome of the recently concluded International Conference on population and Development (ICPD +25) in Nairobi, Kenya.
After spending more than 1,000 years in Rome, a wooden fragment valued by Catholics as part of the crib in which Jesus was born will be welcomed back to the Holy Land on Friday.

Relic of Jesus’ crib to return to Bethlehem

After spending more than 1,000 years in Rome, a wooden fragment valued by Catholics as part of the crib in which Jesus was born will be welcomed back to the Holy Land on Friday.
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 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.
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Pope Francis: Respect prostitutes

Pope Francis led an impassioned mass for tens of thousands of emotional worshippers at a packed Bangkok stadium yesterday, urging respect for prostitutes and trafficking victims in a part of the world where sex work is rampant.
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Pope Francis heads to Thailand, Japan for first visit

Pope Francis was due to set off on Tuesday evening for his first trip to Thailand and Japan.

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.
People in Poland are voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is favoured to win, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and generous social spending that have reduced poverty.

Voting under way in Poland’s parliamentary election

People in Poland are voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is favoured to win, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and generous social spending that have reduced poverty.
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.
Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Kaduna

We are tired of burying priests – Catholic archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Archdiocese, Most Reverend Mathew Man’oso Ndagoso, has charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to “wake up to its responsibilities” of ensuring adequate security across the country.
Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.

Pope Francis says got stuck in Vatican lift, freed by firemen

Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.
Patrick Olusegun Odegbami

Sunday Dare: A new sports sheriff is in town

To start with, we have a new minister. He is a breath of some fresh air after a long period in wilderness when nobody could tell where sport was going with crisis and confusion in most parts in administration.

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Nigeria picks Egypt Air consortium for aviation partnership

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Policemen wearing face masks warn drivers on the road between Codogno and Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23, 2020. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane.

Coronavirus: EU orders quarantine for staff who travelled to Northern Italy

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Insecurity: House of Reps restates call for resignation of service chiefs

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Tax tribunal orders firm to pay N1.7 billion to FIRS

The Tax Appeal Tribunal, Lagos Zone, has ruled as lawful an assessment in additional tax liability of N1.738,481,875.33 issued to Prime Plastichem Nigeria Limited (PPNL) by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as the correct income tax which the PPNL should pay on its profit for doing business in Nigeria under the provisions of Transfer Pricing Regulation No1 2012.
William Troost-Ekong returned from injury to help Udinese claim a 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona in a Serie A game on Tuesday evening.

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong risks suspension

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