Monthly Archives: January 2020

Coronavirus: Fear Grips Airport Workers

Airport workers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos are panicking over the devastating effect of Coronavirus, which has killed many, especially in China, as some Chinese are set to return to Nigeria after their Lunar celebration. Although Chinese authorities have directed their citizens not to travel broad, THISDAY learnt that many Chinese who travelled to their country for ...

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SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION: A PREREQUISITE TO SIN

By Chukwuchebem Samuel I may not be an authority to write on this topic that falls under Sacramental Theology”. But I just pray and hope that the teaching authority of the Catholic Church will ignore me as I dabble into this sacramental write up. I also desire to be guided against heresy hence, it is not my field of study. ...

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Loretto School Fire : Obiano Sympathizes with Awka Catholic Diocese

By Mercy Hill The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, recently paid a courtesy visit to the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, January 24, to sympathize with him over the fire that gutted Loretto Special Science School’s dormitory in Adazi-Nnukwu, as well as to pledge his support to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the school, ...

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Provide Meters or Surrender License – Protesters Tell EEDC

By Alexander Adejoh Sequel to an earlier mass protest against the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) by residents of Awka metropolis, January 15, the livid residents again stormed the Awka EEDC Office last Monday, this time, in protest against the failure of the company to fulfill its earlier promise, reports Alexander Adejoh. The angry protesters paraded through Eke-Awka and environs ...

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Pope Francis: Christians Can Unite in Welcoming Migrants, each other

By Hannah Brockhaus Welcoming other Christians and showing hospitality to strangers, especially migrants, is an opportunity for unity and for sharing Christ’s love, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. “Hospitality is important; it is also an important ecumenical virtue,” the pope said in the Pope Paul VI hall Jan. 22. “First of all, it means recognizing that other ...

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Trump Declares Jan. 22 ‘National Sanctity of Human Life Day’

US President Donald Trump speaks to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden at the White House, Jan. 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images. President Donald Trump declared Jan. 22 to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day, in a proclamation signed Monday. “On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly ...

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Founder of Protestant Movement Returns to Catholic Church

By Hannah Brockhaus The founder of a prominent non-denominational movement in India has returned to the Catholic faith of his baptism, after more than a decade as a Pentecostal pastor and traveling preacher. Sajith Joseph, 36, was confirmed Dec. 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Punalur in the southern Indian state of Kerala. His family and nearly 50 other ...

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Archbishop Abegunrin Advocates a Violence Free 2020

Most Rev. Gabriel Abegunrin The Catholic Archbishop of Ibadan, Most Rev. Gabriel Abegunrin has advocated a violence free 2020, in order to facilitate peace in all facets of life, in the society, the country and the universe. This admonition was the kernel of the homily of the Archbishop while celebrating the new Year day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral Church, ...

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