Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers has killed a young Catholic priest in Abuja. Father Michael Akawu, the first indigene of Abuja to be ordained for Abuja Archdiocese, was shot dead at a supermarket in Gwagwalada on Saturday, where he had gone to shop. Fr. Akawa was ordained a priest on February
Speaking to Vatican News, Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan lamented the fact that, notwithstanding the Bishops’ request a month ago to the government to take action following brutal attacks on Christians in the country’s Benue State, nothing has been done. On 24 April last, 2 Catholic priests and 17 parishioners were brutally
Pope Francis announces on Thursday during an Ordinary Public Consistory that he will canonize an additional person on October 14 along with Blessed Paul VI and Blessed Oscar Romero. By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp In an Ordinary Public Consistory held on Thursday morning, Pope Francis announced that he will canonize Blessed
Meet the young Nigerian boy who saved his little brother from drowning inside a well last week at their home in Ijanikin part of Lagos, Nigeria. . Identified as Akachukwu Francis Eze, the 9-year-old boy made headlines recently when he was reported to have gone inside a well after his 3-year-old brother
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has criticised the “Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill” saying some of its content could “provide an avenue for the legalization of much anti-human life and anti-family activities.” The clerics, in a communique at the end of their conference, also condemned the distribution of condoms
After about five years’ absence due to an alleged misunderstanding which was later described as “political,” the Catholic Church has announced its return to the Christian Association of Nigeria. The return was reportedly perfected on Thursday and Friday in Abuja when a delegation of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, led by
John Cardinal Onaiyekan, former President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has urged citizens to join politics in order to get Nigeria out of its challenges. He spoke in a Homily at the opening plenary of the four-day annual conference of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), currently holding at the St.