Monthly Archives: July 2020

‘The Situation Is Truly Dreadful’: Church Choirs Struggle To Survive Pandemic

Musicians in England are warning that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to inflict lasting damage on the country’s church choirs. Charles Cole, the director of two Catholic choirs in London, said that children’s choirs were among the worst affected. “The situation is truly dreadful for all singers: for professionals, their livelihood is at risk, and for amateur singers there will ...

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New Ebola Outbreak in DRC Prompts Catholic Aid

Caritas Spain has announced that it will donate more than 23,000 euros – about $26,000 – to Caritas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to fight a new outbreak of Ebola in the country. The Catholic relief and development agency in the African nation has activated a response plan to contain the spread of the epidemic and to ...

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Impossibility Specialist

By Rev. Fr. Pat Amobi Travelling is an expedient venture. Walking is the best bodily exercise. Looking around keeps the eye-balls warm. As you walk along your axis, you make discoveries as well. Thus, a few days ago I took a walk within the town where I till the soil in the Lord’s vineyard. As my two natural vehicles were ...

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Social Communications Department of Nnewi Diocese Visits Fides Media

By Uchechukwu Enem Few months ago, Lagos Catholic Archdiocese visited Fides Media to understudy Fides production processes and her growing online activities and now, Nnewi Diocese has taken turn to do same. There is no doubt to the fact that Fides Media remains one of the leading media houses amongst other media houses across the dioceses in Nigeria.  The National ...

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NCWR Onitsha Province, ALIGHT, Gives Palliatives, Sensitises the Poor on COVID-19

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Over 100 people have benefitted from the COVID-19 palliatives and sensitization sponsored by the Nigerian Conference of Women Religious (N.C.W.R.), Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, in collaboration with an international charity-based NGO, known as ALIGHT. Speaking at the sensitisation of some of the beneficiaries on the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as observance of COVID-19 protocols and ...

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Ezeokafor to Youths: Take up Responsibility, Live out your Potentials

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba An Aguata-born former President of Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Awka Diocese (CLCNAD), Comrade Emma Ezeokafor, has called on youths at all levels to take up responsibilities in their various stages of life so as to live out their potentials as leaders of today and tomorrow. Comrade Ezeokafor, who gave the call while addressing the youths of ...

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CYON Old Awka Diocese Donates COVID-19 Palliatives to Needy Members

… Hon Azubuogu Promises to Champion Youth Empowerment By Ifeoma Ezenylimba The Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (C.Y.O.N.), Old Awka Diocese, on Saturday, July 11, donated COVID-19 palliatives to some needy members across the 23 deaneries of the diocese. Speaking at the last General Council Meeting of the C.Y.O.N. which was held at St John’s Catholic Church, Umuokpu-Awka, Awka South ...

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Unemployment: We are Skillful, Youths Insist

… Urge Govt to support their Enterprises As part of the plan to celebrate the July 15, International Youth Skills Day, IYSD, Fides took the streets of Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, to engage youths in skill acquisition and entrepreneural development dialogue in a bid to encourage and promote self-employment, report Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh and Precious ...

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Obiano Flags Off ANSPOLY IGR Generation Campaign

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, in collaboration with the Chairman, House Committee on Tertiary Education, Hon Beverly Ikpeazu-Nkemdiche, has flagged off the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Campaign of Anambra State Polytechnic (ANSPOLY), Mgbakwu, in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Speaking to Fides, the Public Relations Officer of ANSPOLY, Okagbue Chukwuanu Sunday, ...

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