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July 17, 2018

Outrage over Plateau killings – Archbishop of Jos, Afenifere, others cry Out

  Utterly gob-smacked Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has challenged President Buhari to call his Fulani kinsmen to order, even as other Nigerians cry themselves hoarse over regular killings in the Middle Belt and other parts of the country, by Fulani herdsmen. Archbishop Kaigama said Buhari should explain to his Fulani people that dialogue is better than revenge because cows, important as they are, cannot be compared to human beings. But that does not mean cows should be killed, stolen or wounded maliciously to deprive their owners of a means of livelihood. The Archbishop, who is on overseas…

Please, Stop the Circle of Killings – Archbishop Appeals

Address grievances, agitations now - Catholic Bishops tell FG

The Most Rev. Ignatius A. Kaigama Catholic Archbishop of Jos and President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, has appealed to the Fukani and Irigwe people of Bassa Local government in Plateau State to stop the circle of killings going on in the area. In a Press Release issued last week, Archbishop Kaigama said: “For over two years now, Plateau State has enjoyed happy and peaceful coexistence, giving birth to greater confidence and trust to its citizens and visitors alike that only the best will henceforth happen in the State. This peace has unfortunately been rudely interrupted by the outburst of…

Catholics Hold Prayer Rally … In Owerri

As life gets harder, tougher and rougher in Imo State and the rest of Nigeria, the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, His Grace Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna has called out the faithful to come out en mass and petition God in a special one -day prayer for peace. The Day of Prayer for Peace in Nigeria, Imo State and the World will hold on Tuesday, 20th of September 2016 at 8.00 am, beginning from the Villa Mariae along Wetheral Road, Owerri, with a rosary procession, ending at 12 noon with a Holy Mass at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral. A release…

Fr. Mbaka’s transfer, a non-issue – Catholic Secretariat

Catholics Bishops of Nigeria have no issues with Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka and would not be dragged into any by mischief makers or even the media. A release issued from the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria and signed by Rev. Fr. Chris N. Anyanwu, Director of Social Communications, demanded an apology from The Punch Newspaper, following a misleading article it published on page 13 of its Monday, Feb 15th 2016 edition, regarding Fr. Mbaka’s transfer. The release said the Bishops conference appreciated the cordial relationship between the church and the media but was opposed to over dramatization of a local diocesan…

What Catholic Bishops discussed with Buhari on 2015 elections

President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, has opened up on the forthcoming general elections, saying that what the CBCN is concerned about is that things are done peacefully. Bishop Kaigama who spoke with Saturday Sun Correspondent AIDOGHIE PAULINUS in Abuja, also touched on the meeting between Catholic Bishops and the Presidential Candidates of All Progressives Congress, Major-Gen Mohammadu Buhari.   Is the CBCN not worried about the poll shit and the insinuation that the elections may not even hold? Initially, everyone was wondering why the shift, but with hindsight now, you can see that…

Bishop Ezeonyia laid to rest – 2 Papal Nuncios, 48 Bishops present

Aba, the Enyimba city and commercial nerve centre of the Eastern states, Friday February 27, 2015, played host to an unprecedented galaxy of distinguished personalities from across Nigeria and beyond, who converged there for the burial of His Lordship, Most Rev. Vincent Valentine Ezeonyia C.S.Sp. Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese, who died February 8. Those present included: the Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, His Grace, Archbishop Augustine Kasujja and his Nicaraguan counterpart (an indigene of Abia State), His Grace Archbishop Fortnatus Nwachukwu. A total of 48 bishops from the various Catholic dioceses in the country were there. They included the President…

Catholic Bishops To FG: Confront Boko Haram With Seriousness

Address grievances, agitations now - Catholic Bishops tell FG

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have called on the Federal Government to tackle the spate of insurgency in the country and general insecurity with vigour and a sense of seriousness. President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kiagama decried in very strong terms the killing of innocent Nigerians by the Islamist insurgents, lamenting that thousands of consequently displaced people have been turned “refugees in their own country.” He made the position of the prelates known while delivering the opening address at the CBCN’s 2014 second plenary meeting held in Warri, Delta State. Archbishop Kaigama, who…

Boko Haram: Stop Talking and Do Something – Archbishop tells World Leaders

Ask International Community to Go Beyond Pledging Solidarity and Cut Boko Haram’s Supply Lines The international community should stop posturing and start providing practical support in the struggle against extremist violence in Nigeria, says one of the country’s most senior Church leaders, whose city was rocked Tuesday by attacks that killed more than 100 people. Critical of the headline-grabbing displays of solidarity and statements of support by the United Nations and others, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos said the Nigerian government urgently needs more outside help to defeat Boko Haram. The Islamist movement is strongly suspected of carrying out Tuesday’s…