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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.

Cardinal Onaiyekan retires, Archbishop Kaigama takes over Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the retirement of His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, as the Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja.
Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.

Pope appoints Makurdi diocese priest as ‘Chaplains to His Holiness’

Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.
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.
Mauritians will vote on Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.

Mauritius premier seeks mandate in first poll since succeeding father

Mauritians will vote on Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.
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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.
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: Vatican’s archives will no longer be secret

Pope Francis announced on Monday a change in the name of the Vatican’s famous archives, saying they will no longer be known as “secret.”
The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, on Sunday described the late 14-year-old Vivian Ogu, who was murdered by robbers as an example to all Christians in Nigeria and the rest of the world.

Pope, Governor Obaseki hail slain 14-year-old Nigerian girl

The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, on Sunday described the late 14-year-old Vivian Ogu, who was murdered by robbers as an example to all Christians in Nigeria and the rest of the world.
Pope Francis holds a mass for thousands of Catholics at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi [Tony Gentile-Reuters]

Catholic bishops approve ordination of married men as priests in Amazon region

Catholic bishops have approved a proposal allowing some married men to be ordained priests in the Amazon region, CNN has reported.
Pope Francis (L) celebrates the closing mass of the Synod on Amazonia on October 27, 2019 at the Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Pope calls for dialogue in Lebanon following protests

Pope Francis urged dialogue in Lebanon Sunday after days of sweeping protests against the political class, urging the country to respect “dignity and freedom”.
Pope Francis (L) celebrates the closing mass of the Synod on Amazonia on October 27, 2019 at the Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Pope demands ‘predators’ stop plundering the Earth

Pope Francis said Sunday it was time for “predators” to stop plundering the Earth for financial gain, holding up the “scarred face of the Amazon” as a warning.
Pope Francis waves as he leaves St. Peter’s square at the Vatican at the end of his weekly general audience on March 27, 2019. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO - AFP)

Pope Francis calls for an end to violence in Chile

Pope Francis launched an appeal on Wednesday for peace and dialogue in Chile, where violent anti-government protests have claimed 15 lives.
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 appoints new Vatican security chief

Pope Francis on Tuesday named a new head of the Vatican security services, a day after the previous holder of the job resigned because of a media leak.
Pope Francis on Monday hit out at offensive words spoken against the Amazon's indigenous people, noting that a feather headdress is no more ridiculous than hats worn at the Vatican.

Pope says Amazon feathers same as Vatican hats

Pope Francis on Monday hit out at "offensive words" spoken against the Amazon's indigenous people, noting that a feather headdress is no more ridiculous than hats worn at the Vatican.
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.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope decries world’s indifference to migrants, refugees

Pope Francis on Sunday decried "the culture of comfort'' that leads to indifference in the face of a global migration and refugee crisis.
UAE building mosque, church, synagogue in one location- A visual of the Abrahamic Family House

UAE builds church, mosque, synagogue in one location

The United Arab Emirates is building a church, mosque and synagogue, in one location in Abu Dhabi, to underscore the need for all religions to live in harmony.

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