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August 15, 2018

Okogie writes Buhari, says Nigerians are hungry

Nigerians are hungry and they urgently need succour from President Muhammadu Buhari. They want him to fulfill his campaign promises by providing good leadership that will check hunger and poverty in the land. This was the message contained in a letter that Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, wrote to Buhari. Reminding the president that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) promised to change the country for the better but has not done so, Okogie said: “Nigerians are still waiting for the promises to be fulfilled.” According to the cleric, “change is not real when old things…

Understanding the Year of Faith

Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, last year announced the period October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013 as “The Year of Faith” to be observed by Catholics throughout the world. Official Vatican documents, particularly “The Door of Faith”, issued by the Pope Emeritus explained that the period will enable Christ’s faithful re-discover and share with others the precious gift of faith entrusted to the Church. This re-discovery and sharing of Catholic faith is expected to be facilitated by living out the teachings of the catechism of the Catholic Church, which is rich in the systematic presentation of our faith.  It is…

Archbishop McDonald’s Statement on Murder of Soldier in Woolwich

Here is the statement released by Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales last week regarding the brutal murder of a soldier in Woolwich. On behalf of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the Most Rev Kevin McDonald, Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark and Chair of the Office for Interreligious Dialogue, has released this statement on the shocking murder in Woolwich on 22 May: “The events in Woolwich yesterday have shocked us all. First and foremost, our prayers are with Lee Rigby, his family and friends. “At this time it is vital for people of all faiths to show…