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Synod on Young People

By Rev Fr John Damian Adizie 2018 is a special year for young people. The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has invoked an extraordinary synod in...

Pope baptizes Nigerian migrant who foiled robbery in Italy

  Six months ago Nigerian John Ogah was alone, without a home or job, begging for small change outside an Italian supermarket in Rome. He struggles...

VATICAN – The Pope receives in audience the Delegation of...

On June 8, the Holy Father received a Delegation of the Diocese of Ahiara in a private Audience, accompanied by the Archbishop of Abuja...

Don’t whitewash your sins – Pope Francis

As Christmas approaches, don't downplay your sins, Pope Francis said. Instead, name them honestly in the Sacrament of Confession, open your heart, and ask...

Vatican congratulates Trump … Prays that his presidency will promote peace...

After Donald Trump pulled off what was for many a surprising victory in the United States election, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin...

Pope institutes commission to study Diaconate ordination of women

Pope Francis has instituted a new commission for the study of women deacons, the Vatican announced Tuesday. The decision comes several months after a papal...

Pray for me – Iranian president tells Pope Francis

As Iran's president faces controversies ranging from his country's secretive nuclear program to its support of terror and alleged human rights abuses, he had...

Women may now have their feet washed at Holy Thursday –...

Pope Francis has changed the rules for the Church's traditional foot-washing ceremony on Holy Thursday, issuing a decree allowing women to participate in what...

Paris terrorist attacks part of ‘piecemeal WWIII’ – Pope Francis …As...

  The acts of terrorism which took place in Paris Friday night are the latest part in what Pope Francis has called a “piecemeal World...

Pope calls for end to economic exploitation, power-hunger in the Church

  Meeting workers and addressing a major gathering of the Church in Italy, Pope Francis demanded an end to economic exploitation, to clerics "obsessed" with...

Vatican confirms Pope’s meeting with anti-gay activist

  The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis has met with Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, but did not elaborate. In a statement released by the...

Archbishop Obinna Ordains 27 New Priests

  Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna flanked by the newly ordained priests shortly after the ordination Mass - Admonishes them to preach truth, teach by example   A...

Ireland gay-union vote, ‘defeat for humanity’- Vatican

  The Vatican's secretary of state has condemned the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage. The referendum that overwhelmingly backed marriage equality last weekend was...

Castro ready to go back to church after meeting with Pope...

  Cuban President Raúl Castro met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday and thanked the pontiff for his role in rekindling relations between...

Muslims, Catholics meet in Rome

Despite the murderous campaign by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and in Nigeria Boko Haram, Muslims and Catholics have come together and acknowledged many...

YOU ARE THE TEMPLE

The Temple in Jerusalem was an awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece – the pride of the Jewish nation. It was one of the busiest, most lavish,...

Death row Christian woman flies out of Sudan, meets Pope

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome...

Pope, Anglican archbishop urge joint action to share God’s love

Although they have not yet reached full unity, Roman Catholics and Anglicans continue their dialogue, come together in prayer and work side by side,...

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 48TH WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we are living in a world which is growing ever “smaller”...

CANONIZING TWO ROLE MODELS OF THE CHURCH

Today, two giants of the Roman Catholic faith will become saints and millions of people, including Nigerians have traveled to Rome for this once-in-a-lifetime...

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