Monthly Archives: July 2020

Eucharist Desecrated, Statues Smashed in Series of French Church Attacks

Credit: Unsplash. At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of February, according to French news sources and watch groups. Vandals in Catholic churches throughout the country have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist, burnt altar cloths and torn down crosses, among other acts of ...

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Fides Ventures into Food Frontier

As the world’s economies continue to grapple with the debilitating effects of the scorching coronavirus pandemic, Fides Media, a topnotch media company, has veered into farming as a means of remaining relevant in the scheme of things, report Jude Atupulazi, Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh and Precious Ukeje Rev Fr Dr Martin Anusi, Director, Fides Media, disclosed last Monday that ...

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Why We Welcome Police Clampdown on Illegal Face Mask Enforcers

Face Mask Enforcers Most things in Nigeria, no matter how well intentioned, end up being abused to the detriment of society. One of them which is happening of late is the harassment, bullying and extortion of citizens by those parading selves as enforcers of the face mask directive. In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Anambra State Government, ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Congratulates Bishop Isizoh on Latest Appointment

…Archbishop Okeke On 39th Priestly Anniversary …Mourns Bishop Kukah’s Mother By Abuchi Onwumelu The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has congratulated the Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Rev. Denis Isizoh, on his latest appointment by Pope Francis as one of the new members to the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue. Bishop Ezeokafor who ...

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Some Women who have influenced change in the world today

By Mercy Hill Women are the engine of change. Empowering them and providing them with the right opportunities can create an endless array of possibilities.  But what happens when women lack safe spaces in which they can thrive? Political instability, labor market challenges, and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of women. That is ...

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COVID-19: Anambra NYSC Discharges 2nd Set Devoid of Ceremonies

By Precious Ukeje and Alexander Johnson Adejoh The National Youth Service Corps in Anambra State has for the second time, last Thursday, brought to a close, the service year of corps members who began their service year on August 20, 2019. The event took place at the Old NYSC Orientation Camp, Umunya in Oyi Local Government Area, but devoid of ...

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Two Nigerian Women Recognized in Canada as Powerful Women in STEM

By Mercy Hill The University of Toronto Women in Computer Science (U of T WiCS), 15 July 2020, featured Nigerian born Prof. Rita Orji and Dr. Adeola D. Olubamiji as the fifth and third Powerful Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The other three women are: Professor Mihaela Vlasea, Réjeanne Aimey P.Eng, and Angella Smith, P.Eng. The University ...

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Pope Francis’ Hospital Boat Delivers Aid to Pandemic-Hit Amazon

By Courtney Mares A hospital boat named after Pope Francis has been delivering medical aid along the Amazon River as rural communities struggle amid Brazil’s devastating coronavirus outbreak. “This vessel has already done great miracles in the lives of our riverside people, bringing health and hope,” Franciscan Brother Joel Sousa told the Brazilian bishops’ conference news portal. Since the boat ...

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Polish President Duda Visits Marian Shrine after Narrow Election Win

Andrzej Duda visited Poland’s national Marian shrine Monday following his narrow presidential election victory. Duda attended evening prayer at the shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa at Jasna Góra Monastery July 13 after he emerged as the victor in a run-off with Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski. Duda, who is associated with the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), won a ...

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