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Pope’s team leads 50 bishops to Benue mass burial

The representative of the Pope in Nigeria will lead about 50 Catholic bishops to the mass burial of two priests and parishioners, who were killed by herdsmen at Mbalon community in the Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State on Tuesday.

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”.

Governor Bello an overzealous opportunist – CDHR

The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) has accused Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello of being over zealous in his support for president Muhammadu Buhari.

China says diplomatic ties with Vatican inevitable

China and the Vatican will establish formal diplomatic relations sooner or later because Pope Francis has the “wisdom” to resolve problems between the two sides, a state-run Chinese newspaper said on Tuesday, amid increasing controversy over the issue.

Pope Francis declares February 23 world fasting, praying day

Pope Francis has invited Roman Catholics, all Christians and members of other religions to observe Feb. 23 as a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace.

‘Feel free to breastfeed’ in Sistine Chapel – Pope Francis tells mothers

Pope Francis has told mothers to feel free to breastfeed their babies as they took part in a long Vatican ceremony in which he baptised 34 infants.

Father Mbaka and the voice of God

Prophecies and predictions by Christian pastors often mark the end of a year and the beginning of another in Nigeria…egged on by the media, looking for juicy material for their overtly religious and superstitious readers, these pastors sometimes overreach themselves as they dish out prophecies as if they were some kind of annual merchandise.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan, Pope Francis discuss situation around Jerusalem

President Recep Erdogan of Turkey discussed the situation around Jerusalem in a phone conversation with Pope Francis on Friday, stressing the importance of preserving the city’s status, Turkish media reported, citing presidential sources.

Hamas chief calls for continued Jerusalem protests

The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas called Thursday for fresh protests across the world against US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Pope Francis defends Rohingya silence on Myanmar trip

Pope Francis has defended his public silence over the plight of Rohingya Muslim refugees during his visit to Myanmar.

Pope Francis advised not to use term ‘Rohingya’ in Myanmar due to political sensitivities

Leading figures in the Catholic Church and international politics have advised Pope Francis not to use the term Rohingya during a trip to Myanmar due to political sensitivities.

Is another revolution imminent in the Nigerian church?

The tithe debate kick-started by the radio presenter known as Daddy Freeze is causing ripples in the Nigerian church. It has done one big thing among Christians: It has reduced the fear that has enveloped Christians for decades – the fear ingrained in them not to question whatever is said by the spiritual leaders – for fear of incurring the wrath of God.

Pope offers ‘prayerful solidarity’ to Iran-Iraq earthquake victims

Pope Francis has offered “prayerful solidarity” to victims of the earthquake which killed more than 400 people in a border region between Iran and Iraq.

Pope Francis considering allowing married men become priests – report

Pope Francis has reportedly given nod to a debate to consider the possibility of married men becoming priests.

Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya.

Pope Francis hits 40 million followers on Twitter

The pope has racked up 40 million followers on Twitter, the Vatican said on Wednesday, underlining the Catholic leader’s status as one of the world’s biggest social media players.

Anambra church shooting: They have attacked God – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Tuesday, described the killings of worshippers at St Philips Catholic Church in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, as a direct attack on God.

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Ogun Catholic faithful protest herdsmen’s killings

In compliance with the directive of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, on Tuesday, embarked on a peaceful protest.

Minister: National Housing Programme designed to integrate persons with disabilities

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the National Housing Programme was designed with ‘Ramps’ for mobility and interactions in consideration of people living with disabilities.

Biafra: Police dislodge MASSOB/BIM members in Delta

Operatives of the Delta State police command, on Tuesday, dislodged members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) who had gathered at Oko, near Asaba to celebrate the 18th anniversary of Biafra as declared by Ralph Uwazuruike.

President Buhari: ‘Clandestine forces’ plotting to instigate religious war in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said persistent killings going on in various parts of Nigeria are not spontaneous even as he affirmed that there are clandestine forces with a sinister agenda to instigate war in Nigeria for selfish purposes.