I AM WAITING FOR THE POPE TO RETIRE MY RETIREMENT LETTER- ONAIYEKAN

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, says he is waiting for Pope Francis to reply to his retirement letter which was sent to the pontiff months ago. Onaiyekan spoke during the presentation of a book: “Thy will be done: A Portrait of John Cardinal Onaiyekan”. The book was written by Onaiyekan’s former private secretary, Emmanuel Ojeifo, as part of the celebration of the Catholic archbishop of Abuja’s 50th priestly ordination anniversary and 75th birthday celebration. “My birthday marks the end of my position as the archbishop of Abuja…

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CATHOLIC PRIESTS CONDEMN EL RUFSI’S DIVISIVENESS, ATTITUDE TO RULE OF LAW

Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association, NCDPA, has observed that over the years, Kaduna State under the leadership of Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai witnessed nothing other than divisiveness, exclusionism, and blatant disregard for the rule of law. In a remark at the closing ceremony Mass the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association, the provincial chairman, NCDPA, Kaduna province, Father Williams Abba, said Kaduna State is blessed to have the most brilliant politician as a governor. He said, “This is a fact very many in the country and…

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YOU DONT HAVE CAPACITY TO GOVERN, CATHOLIC BISHOPS TELL BUHARI

 John Owen Nwachukwu  Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Manoso Ndagoso has said that the current administration has shown that it cannot lead Nigerians out of hunger and insecurity. He noted that issues of hunger and insecurity were becoming worse by the day. The Bishop stated this when he fielded questions from journalists at the ongoing Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association taking place at the Catholic Social Centre, Kaduna. The cleric said since his ordination into priesthood 33 years ago, he had yet…

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CATHOLIC PRIESTS MEET IN KADUNA OVER INSECURITY

Catholic priests drawn from the 36 states of the Federation and the Abuja are currently meeting in Kaduna over the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry and general insecurity in the country. Though the gathering is the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association, the meeting would discuss the spate of killings, kidnapping and other related crimes confronting the land. The AGM which holding at the Catholic Social Centre in the state capital, has as its theme: ‘The Imperative of Good Governance for a secure and Prosperous…

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