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Patrick Asomugha will step down from his parish in Queidersbach in the west of the country, on Monday after “massive” intimidation against him, said Bishop Andreas Sturm, of the diocese of Speyer, in a statement released on Friday.

Nigerian priest leaves German parish following death threats

A Nigerian Roman Catholic priest has been forced to give up his parish in Germany after a series of racist acts including death threats.
Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, from Casigno in Italy’s hardest-hit Lombardy region, died in a local hospital in recent days after being diagnosed with the virus.

Italian priest dies of coronavirus after giving respirator to younger patient

An Italian priest died of coronavirus after giving a respirator that his parishioners bought for him to a younger patient, it has been revealed.
Bernard Preynat, 75, had confessed at his trial in January in the southeastern city of Lyon to “caresses” he knew were forbidden after victims testified of the abuses they suffered at his hands.

French priest gets five-year jail term for sex assault of boy scouts

A defrocked Catholic priest was given a five-year jail term Monday for sexually abusing boy scouts in his care several decades ago, a case that roiled the French Church over claims he was shielded from prosecution by his superiors.
Pope Francis is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to make a limited exception to the celibacy rule for priests, one of the most controversial issues in the Catholic Church today.

Pope urges priests to visit Coronavirus cases

Pope Francis urged Catholic priests on Tuesday to “have the courage” to go out and help those sickened by the novel coronavirus, hours after Italy was placed on a nationwide lockdown.
Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin is the most senior French priest to be caught up in a global pedophilia scandal that has seen clergy hauled before courts from Argentina to Australia.

French cardinal resigns over failure to report ‘sex abuse’ case

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a French cardinal who failed to report an alleged pedophile priest, the Catholic Church in Lyon said Friday.
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.
Ejike Mbaka

Father Ejike Mbaka wins as Supreme Court sacks Emeka Ihedioha, declares Hope Uzodinma Imo...

The Supreme Court, yesterday, affirmed the controversial New Year prophecy of Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka that Imo Governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would lose his seat.

Father Ejike Mbaka’s prophecy contemptuous – Imo PDP elders

Elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State have reacted to the New Year prophecy of fiery Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
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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.
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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.
Kidnap Victim

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.

Beauty pageant boss, fetish priest allegedly assault contestant

Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Beauty Pageant and a fetish Priest were arrested on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 20.30pm for allegedly assaulting a contestant in Ghana.

Senator Adefuye marks 75th birthday

Rev. Father Pius Omofuma, a Catholic Priest, has called on Nigerians to renew their zeal for God’s work in alleviating the plight of the masses and love for all irrespective of creed, tribe or political leanings.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Suspected militiamen kill dozens in Taraba community

Suspected militiamen reportedly opened fire on residents of Takum, a Taraba community Sunday morning, killing dozens.

Tiv group condemns killing of Catholic priest in Taraba

The Tiv Cultural and Social Association, on Friday, condemned the killing of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. David Tanko, in Taraba State and called for investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Imo governor can succeed by listening to advice – Catholic priest

A Catholic priest and the Spiritual Director of Catholic Adoration Family, Owerri Archdiocese, Reverend Father Cammymario Egeolu, has called on Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State to listen to good advice if he wants to succeed.

Beer, cigarettes are inappropriate as gifts – Irish priest

An Irish priest has spoken out over “inappropriate” items such as tins of beer and cigarettes being used as offertory gifts during funeral Masses.

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CAN president urges Nigerian government to overhaul security apparatus

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, has urged the Federal Government to immediately overhaul the security apparatus of the country.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo guber: APC leaders endorse Governor Akeredolu’s re-eelction

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State Sunday resolved to bury their hatchets and they endorsed the second term ambition of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.

Godfrey Oboabona bags assist in Dinamo Batumi’s decimation of FC Chikhura

Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Diezani Alison-Madueke: ‘Yahoo’ boys have become role models

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society.
Atlético Madrid have confirmed that two member of their group have tested positive for coronavirus.

Atlético Madrid confirm two positive coronavirus tests

Atlético Madrid have confirmed that two member of their group have tested positive for coronavirus.