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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Mama ndi Fada Lady Kate Ezekwonna Laid to Rest

By Chinecherem Efobi The mother of two Catholic priests, late Lady Catherine Ezekwonna (LSM), who died after a brief illness, was on Thursday 20th August 2020 buried at her home town Adazi-Enu, in Anaocha LGA of Anambra State. The deceased (84years), had eight surviving children that included Rev Frs. Ferdinand Ezekwonna CSSp and Evaristus Ezekwonna. The latter Evaristus is of ...

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Fides Seminarians Pay Homage to Fides Boss @ 25

By Mercy Hill Following the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Fides Media Director, Rev Fr Martin Anusi, on 19th August 2020, friends, family, staff, and old workers from home and abroad have been congratulating and paying homage to him. Among the well-wishers were a group of seminarians who had worked under Fr Anusi in Fides, as well as the present ...

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Anambra PDP Disagrees with Ezeife, Others over Governorship Zoning

– Says No Group Can Dictate For Party on Zoning By Ikeugonna Eleke The People’s Democratic Party in Anambra State has disagreed with former governor of the state, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, and some other prominent members of the party who recently met and agreed to zone the governorship position of the state to the southern senatorial zone. The chairman of ...

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Almajiri System Breeds Boko Haram – Bishop Ezeokafor

…Buries Longest Served Catechist of St Michael’s Catholic Church Nawgu By Abuchi Onwumelu The Catholic Bishop of Awka, His Lordship, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, has blamed the rise of the Boko Haram terrorist group on the Almajiri system of Northern Nigeria. Bishop Ezeokafor said that without formal education and training, children involved in the Almajiri had no choice than to ...

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Commuters Lament Unending Traffic Gridlock in Eke Awka

…Blame ARTMA, Roadside Sellers As lockdown restrictions ease nationwide, Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, has been witnessing an uproar of traffic gridlock, particularly around Eke Awka Market axis, with no observance of social distancing, report Alexander Johnson Adejoh and Sylvia Nwammuo. Speaking to Fides, road users lamented the incessant increase in traffic congestion in the area, despite the ...

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Hon Cater Organizes 2nd Mini Town Hall Meeting

By Abuchi Onwumelu As part of his campaign promises of keeping his constituency abreast and in sync with the Government, the member representing Aguata I State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Dr. Cater Dike Nnamdi Umeh, recently hosted the second edition of his town hall meeting comprising all stakeholders in Aguata I  State Constituency. According to ...

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Pope Francis to Resume General Audiences with the Public

Members of the public will be able to attend Pope Francis’ general audiences again from Sept. 2 after an almost six-month absence due to the coronavirus crisis. The Prefecture of the Papal Household announced Aug. 26 that the pope’s general audience next Wednesday would take place “with the presence of the faithful.” It said that audiences would be held in ...

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Evidence Shows Mass Is Safe When Guidelines Are Followed, Doctors Say

Evidence suggests that church services following public health guidelines do not present a greater risk of spreading the novel coronavirus than other similar activities, doctors said last week. Washing hands, social distancing, and mask requirements have helped prevent the spread of COVID-19, even in cases when contagious, pre-symptomatic parishioners took part in church events, three members of the Thomistic Institute ...

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My Baptism Was Valid Right

By Jonah McKeown Last week, the news broke that Father Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit had this summer learned that he was not validly baptized— despite believing that he had been ordained a priest in 2017. Hood thought he had been baptized as a baby. But, prompted by a recently issued notice from the Vatican’s Congregation for the ...

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