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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thank You, Your Excellency

I have lived in the city of Onitsha for twenty-four years now, having moved here by virtue of my marriage in 1992. For those number of years, I have lived in a layout called Awada and no other place. For anyone who knows Awada, it is one of the riskiest of places to visit or reside in. I’ll tell you ...

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Message of the 50th World Communications Day

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 50th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter   Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. The Church, in union with Christ, the living incarnation of the Father of Mercies, is called to practise mercy ...

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Message of the 49th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 49th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love   The family is a subject of profound reflection by the Church and of a process involving two Synods: the recent extraordinary assembly and the ordinary assembly scheduled for next October. So I thought it ...

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Misericordiae Vultus

Misericordiae Vultus BULL OF INDICTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY FRANCIS BISHOP OF ROME SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD TO ALL WHO READ THIS LETTER GRACE, MERCY, AND PEACE 1. Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of the Christian faith. Mercy has become living and visible in Jesus ...

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2016 Lenten Messages Booklet is Free

The 2016 Lenten Pastoral Letters of Pope Francis and Bishop Paulinus C. Ezeokafor (published in one booklet by Fides) should be given freely to the people. Fides thanks Chief Victor Umeh, KSJ, OFR, for his sponsorship of the publication. Pray for him and his family.

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Diocesan Guideline on Burial

Diocesan Guideline on Burial prohibits serving of food/distribution of souvenirs NOT ONLY in the Church/Rectory premises, but elsewhere ipso facto. The idea of serving food outside the Fathers’ house is ULTRA VIRES. The Diocesan Bishop most paternally appeals that we keep to this Guideline. Priests and Religious from other Dioceses should be informed (Chancellor)

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The Bishop thanks the Diocesan Finance Council Members

The Diocesan Bishop, Most Rev P.C. Ezeokafor, expresses his gratitude to the members of the Diocesan Finance Council for their presence and wonderful contributions at the Diocesan Finance Council meeting held at MASDEVAN Farm in Urum, on Thursday, 31st March 2016. The Bishop imparts his paternal blessings on them and their entire families and wishes them a grace-filled Easter. (Sign: ...

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