Category: News and Media

Why Can’t I Have a Catholic Outdoor Wedding?

What is the problem with a Catholic outdoor wedding? Believe it or not, the Catholic Church actually has some beautiful reasons as to why getting married outside the Church building is discouraged. The Church is not trying to ruin the plans for the day you have dreamed of for years just because they feel like […]

Hilary Dechelem is Bauchi’s new bishop

The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Hilary Nanman Dachelem, bishop of Bauchi Diocese. The General Secretary of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, in a statement on Wednesday, said, Dechelem is currently the parish priest of Church of Immaculate Conception Upperhill, Makurdi. The bishop-elect was born on June 3, 1966 […]

Why ProFuturo is funding education in northern Nigeria – Kukah

Last Friday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, along with the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) signed an MoU with the ProFuturo Foundation for education of pupils in northern Nigeria. Bishop Matthew Kukah, founder of The Kukah Centre which facilitators of the programme shed light on the initiative. Daily Trust: The Catholic Bishops Conference of […]

Democracy Day speech by the Acting President

DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, COMMEMORATING THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION, MAY 29, 2017 Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from  President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation. […]

Pope Francis: Regina Coeli Address On the Ascension

Also Condemns Manchester and Egypt Attacks, Remembers Genoa Visit and Social Communications’ Day. Before the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today, in Italy and in other countries, the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, 40 days after Easter, is celebrated. With how today’s Gospel of Matthew (cf. Mt 28: 16-20) concludes, we are presented […]

Education: ProFuturo to work with Northern governors, Kukah Centre

In a bid to revive education in northern Nigeria and ensure proper education of Northern children, the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF), the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ProFuturo Foundation an educational training centre, which aims to improve the lives of children across the […]

Pope Francis announces consistory to create cardinals

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, announced during his Sunday Regina Coeli address, that he will hold a consistory on June 28 to create five new cardinals, the Catholic News Agency (CAN) has reported. According  to the report, the new cardinals are – Archbishop Jean Zerbo, (Bamako, Mali);  Archbishop Juan José Omella (Barcelona, Spain); Bishop Anders […]

Niger gov cautions against rate of street children

Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has  said imminent danger awaits the nation with the number of children roaming Nigerian streets, especially in the north. He said  while crime is being prevented, Nigeria is in the process indirectly breeding crime if it does not address the issue of street children. Bello who said this at […]

Nigerian archbishop appointed nuncio to Ireland

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo will take up his new role in Ireland in the summer Pope Francis has appointed Nigerian Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, the first African to represent the Holy See in the country. Archbishop Okolo previously served as nuncio to the Central African Republic and Chad, then as […]

Kukah Centre, DIWA collaborate on interfaith dialogue, engagement

As part of its core objectives for interfaith dialogue and promoting conversations among Nigeria’s faith communities, The Kukah Centre, Abuja is collaborating with the Development Initiative of West Africa (DIWA) to train Christian and Muslim leaders. The aim of the training is to strengthen social cohesion and bridge-building in communities served by 30 imams and […]