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1. CBCN COMMUNIQUÉ: CATHOLIC POLITICIANS, BUSINESS LEADERS IN NIGERIA VOICE SUPPORT, PROMISE TO ENSURE FULL IMPLEMENTATION
By Josef Ishu The Catholic politicians and business leaders in Nigeria on Friday, September 17, 2021 threw their weight behind the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) over the worrisome state of the nation, Nigeria. The CBCN, in its ... 
2. SELF-DETERMINATION: CBCN URGES FG TO GIVE JUST, FAIR TRIAL TO ARRESTED AGITATORS
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on the Federal Government to ensure a just and fair trial of those arrested because of their agitation for self-determination, warning that mismanagement of those cases may trigger off... 
3. CBCN: ENGAGE COMMUNICATIONS TO ENHANCE CATECHESIS AND EVANGILISATION
Teachers of the faith especially, Bishops, Priests and Religious have been challenged to employ the use of the communications media, homilies, relevant literature, catechisms and other wholesome strategies, to rededicate themselves to intensified catec... 
4. BAD GOVERNANCE: CBCN COMMENDS NIGERIANS FOR THEIR PATIENCE
Despite several challenges confronting Nigeria due to bad leadership at all levels of government, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Sunday, August 22, 2021, commended Nigerians for their patience in what the Conference describ... 
5. CBCN URGES CATHOLIC POLITICIANS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN NIGERIA’S POLITICAL SPHERE
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on Catholic Politicians to make a difference in the Nigerian political sphere. President of the CBCN and Archbishop of Benin-City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze made the call on ... 
6. INJUSTICE IN NIGERIA: WE MUST KEEP SPEAKING THE TRUTH
The Catholic Bishop of Pankshin Diocese, Most Rev. Michael Gokum, on Saturday, August 21, 2021, stated the Church leaders in Nigeria must keep speaking the truth despite many biases. He stated this in his homily during morning Mass in Enugu at the ong... 
7. ARCHBISHOP OKEKE TO CHURCH LEADERS: YOU CAN’T INSPIRE IF YOU’RE NOT ON FIRE WITH DIVINE LOVE
The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke has charged all Church leaders to be good leaders and teachers to their faithful even as he challenged them saying that “You cannot inspire if you are not on fire with divine love&rdquo... 
8. WE MUST KEEP HOPE ALIVE DESPITE MYRIADS OF PROBLEMS IN NIGERIA
By Bishop Ajakaye Despite several problems being encountered by Nigeria as a nation, the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Felix Femi Ajakaye has encouraged all to keep hope alive in Jesus Christ, who the Way, the Truth and the Life. Bishop... 
9. COVID-19: GOVERNMENT SHOULD SWING INTO ACTION TO CONTAIN THIRD WAVE
 ARCHBISHOP KAIGAMA  Worried by the third wave of COVID-19 which is here and infections and fatality rates are on the increase, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius has appealed the Federal Government to swing into positive a... 
10. DEMOCRACY, DICTATORSHIP CAN’T COEXIST — KUKAH
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, said, yesterday, that democracy and dictatorship cannot coexist, noting Nigeria was treading a dangerous path because young people are feeling disempowered. Bishop Kukah, who spoke at an ... 
11. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS’ MAJOR SEMINARY GETS NEW RECTOR
By Justine Dyikuk Rev. Fr. Simeon Iber has been appointed as the Rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary, Makurdi, Benue State after serving in acting capacity for ten months. In the appointment letter dated July 5, 2021, the Congregation for the... 
12. SILENCE IS NO LONGER GOLDEN IN NIGERIA —BISHOP ANAGBE
By Justine Dyikuk The Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Most Rev. Wilfred Anagbe has called for persistent and frank engagement of the political leadership of the country by the electorates on critical issues of governance, warning that fence-sittin... 
13. NIGERIA COLLAPSING DUE TO INCOMPETENT LEADERSHIP –BISHOP DACHELEM
By Justine Dyikuk The Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Hilary Dachelem, CMF has lamented that Nigeria is gradually collapsing due to the incompetence of its leaders while urging the President to do the needful. Bishop Dachelem, who ma... 
14. TAKE UP VOLUNTEERING JOBS, BISHOP OYEJOLA TASKS YOUTHS
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo, Most Rev John Oyejola, has called on Nigerian youths to maximise their youthful strength and talents by taking up volunteering jobs. The cleric encouraged youths to consider volunteering as a means of empo... 
15. THREE MSGRS, 10 OTHERS GET PAPAL HONOURS IN LAGOS ARCHDIOCESE
By Josef Ishu Three Monsignori namely, Rev. Msgr. Gabriel ‘Kunle Amolegbe, Rev. Msgr. Peter Babatunde OKE, and Rev. Msgr. Patrick ‘Yinka OBAYOMI are among the thirteen catholic faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, who have been h... 
16. ALLEVIATE SUFFERINGS OF NIGERIANS
Kaigama to FG The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has lamented the poverty situation in the country, urging the Federal government to make conscious efforts geared towards poverty alleviation in the country. Archbishop Kaiga... 
17. UN REPS, OTHERS MEET BISHOP KUKAH OVER INSECURITY IN NIGERIA
By Josef Ishu warried by the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, representatives of the United Nations Development Programme, the European Economic Community and the International Office for Migration have held meeting with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto D... 
18. BISHOP EMERITUS OF IJEBU-ODE, MOST REV ALBERT AYINDE FASINA DIES AT 82
By Josef Ishu The Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Most Rev. Albert Ayinde Fasina has passed at the age of 82 on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 on the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul at about 6pm. The Diocesan Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Albert Igbodipe a... 
19. ARCHBISHOP AKUBEZE URGES LAFIA PRIESTS, LAY FAITHFUL TO SUPPORT NEW BISHOP
By CSN, Abuja President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Benin-City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has on Thursday, June 24, urged the priests and lay faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Lafia to give ... 
20. BE A PROPHET OF GOD, IMITATE JOHN THE BAPTIST, NUNCIO INSTRUCTS BISHOP AJANG
By Josef Ishu The newly installed Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, Most Rev. David Ajang has been instructed to be a Prophet of God, as well as keep his eyes fixed on the Lord and obey Him alone, even as he was advised to always look up to St. John t... 
21. BISHOP AJANG PLEDGES UNENDING FIDELITY TO POPE FRANCIS
By Josef Ishu The newly installed Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, Most Rev. David Ajang has on Thursday, June 24, pledged his unending fidelity to the Holy Father, Pope Francis, the successor of St. Peter and promised to entrust the Pope daily to th... 
22. INVEST IN YOUR STAFF, DIVERSIFY IN BUSINESS, FR. ANUSI ADVISES COMMUNICATION DIRECTORS
  By Josef Ishu The Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Awka, Rev. Fr. Martin Anusi has advised his counterparts from other Dioceses and Religious Congregations to imbibe the culture of investing in their staff as a way of increasing... 
23. STOP USING PERSONAL PHONES FOR OFFICE WORK, PADRE UMOH ADVISES CHURCH LEADERS
By Josef Ishu The National Director of Social Communications at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Abuja, Very Rev. Fr. Mike Nsikak Umoh has appealed to Church leaders to secure separate phone and line for their office use. Padre Umoh gave th... 
24. BISHOP ISIZOH CHALLENGES COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORS TO SHOW COMMITMENT AND PASSION
  By Justine Dyikuk, Ben Achi  & Josef Ishu   The Catholic Directors for social communications in Nigeria have been charged by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) Chairman for Communications, Most Rev. Denis Chidi I... 
25. HOLY EUCHARIST IS THE CELEBRATION OF LOVE AND SHARING–BISHOP AJAKAYE
The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Felix Femi Ajakaye has described the Holy Eucharist as a celebration of love and sharing. Bishop Ajakaye, in his homily on Sunday, June 6, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of ... 
26. NOBODY SHOULD RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION IN IGNORANCE –BISHOP ADAJI WARNS
The Catholic Bishop of Idah Diocese, Most Rev. Anthony Ademu Adaji, in his emphasis on the indispensable powers of the Eucharist, has maintained that nobody should be given the Holy Communion who does not understand the Eucharist. Buttressing this poi... 
27. 40TH PRIESTLY ANNIVERSARY: EUCHARIST HAS BEEN MY SUSTAINING FORCE –ARCHBISHOP KAIGAMA
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama has disclosed that since his priestly ordination, 40 years ago, the Holy Eucharist has been his sustaining force, his soothing balm, and his source of both spiritual and physical energy and h... 
28. BISHOP DACHELEM WARMS CATHOLICS AGAINDT FAKE PASTORS AND MINISTERS
The Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Diocese, Most Rev. Hilary Nanman Dachelem has warned Catholic faithful to stop running after what he described as fake pastors and ministers, who are meant to distract the children of God from the authentic teaching of the... 
29. BUHARI'S INABILITY TO CURB INSECURITY IS CAUSING NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL EMBARRASSEMENT –BISHOP KUKAH
The fact that kidnappings, killings, banditry, herdsmen and terrorists’ attacks have persisted unhindered in Nigeria has caused us both national and international embarrassment. This assertion was made by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, M... 
30. CBCN OFFICIALS COMISSION PROJECTS AT CSN
Three projects were commissioned by members of the Administrative Board of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Resource Centre, Durumi, Abuja Thursday, June 3, 2021. The projects include the... 

 



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