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INTERVIEW WITH BBC: Still on the Ahiara issue…

Pope Francis has told a group of Nigerian priests to pledge obedience to him or face suspension from the church. The row is over the refusal by clergy in the diocese of Ahiara to accept the appointment of a bishop made in 2012. The pontiff told an audience of Nigerian Catholics in Rome last week […]

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POPE FRANCIS RECIEVES DELEGATION OF AHIARA DIOCESE

Today, June 8, the Holy Father received a Delegation of the Diocese of Ahiara in a private Audience, accompanied by the Archbishop of Abuja and Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara, His Eminence Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri, His Exc. Mgr. Anthony Obinna, Archbishop of Jos and President of the Episcopal Conference of Nigeria, His […]

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IN ROME

Kneeling in prayer at the tomb of St. Paul in the Basilica of St. Paul, Outside-the-Walls in Rome, on the occasion of my 36th priestly ordination anniversary. I thank Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop Obinna, Bishop Okpaleke and others for concelebrating the Holy Mass with me in the Basilica. I ask you who read this to kindly […]

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FCFC GRADUATES SEVEN

The Female  Catechists Formation Centre  in Kwall,  Plateau State yesterday, 31 May 2017, graduated another set of female Catechists with a charge to preach the good news, pray the Rosary- a weapon against vices, and seek the intervention of the Holy Spirit to heal the sick,  set the captive free and teach the faith. The graduands […]

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WORLD COMMUNICATION DAY 2017

This year’s World Communication Day was marked alongside a pastoral visit to St. Gabriel’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Airforce Base, Jos on May 28 2017. At the Mass, 202 young people received the sacrament of confirmation. Excerpts from the homily: In this mass we not only celebrate the confirmation of 202 soldiers for Christ but we join […]

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