Monthly Archives: September 2021

Precious Ukeje is Winner of August FiBROM Award

By Daruwana Daku Precious Ukeje, a former reporter with Fides Media, has won the Fides Best Reporter for the Month, FiBROM, Award. This came after the Editor-in-Chief, Mr Jude Atupulazi, made the announcement last Monday, at the monthly meeting of the News and Editorial Department at Bishop A.K Obiefuna Auditorium, Fides, Awka. Mr Atupulazi explained that Ukeje’s story captioned, “Paucity ...

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IPOB Vows to Deal with Miscreants Enforcing Sit-at-home in Southeast

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied involvement in the enforcement of a sit-at-home exercise in the South East, saying it will deal with those behind it. The group, in a press release by its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful said the group had no hand in the enforcement of the exercise, saying it had long suspended ...

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We Will Reclaim Public Space – Anambra New Police Chief

By Jude Atupulazi The 31st Police Commissioner in Anambra State, CP Tony Olofu, has announced the resolve of the State Police Command to reclaim the public space in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman. Olofu who disclosed this last Thursday while addressing newsmen at the State Police Command in Awka, said the IGP ...

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How 9/11 Led a First Responder to the Priesthood

By Kate Olivera and Jonah McKown On a September morning, twenty years ago, Tom Colucci was in his car driving home, weary after working the overnight shift at a firehouse in Lower Manhattan. Then, at 8:46am, he got a call. The city was recalling all police officers and firefighters to the World Trade Center. A plane had crashed into the ...

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Filipino Bishops Condemn Country’s ‘Murderous and Corrupt Public Order’

By Jose Torres Jr Three archbishops in the Philippines condemned Sunday what they described as “a murderous and corrupt public order” in the country. In a Sept. 12 pastoral message the archbishops of Nueva Segovia, Lingayen-Dagupan, and Tuguegarao in northern Luzon urged the faithful to resist the “culture of murder and plunder.” “We have a moral duty to resist and ...

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The Surest Way to Get Anambra State Back on Track Again is to Elect Dr Godwin Maduka as Next Governor…

By Onwurah Chinonso Anthony It is quite appalling that our modern day act of politicking in Anambra State has been reduced to mere oratorical prowess, name calling on who is a political master and learner, as well as continuous chest beating about one’s stay in government with absolutely nothing to show for it. This has birthed the continuous flittering and ...

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Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka Beatified In Poland

By Luke Coppen A Vatican cardinal beatified two towering figures of 20th-century Polish Catholicism on Sunday. Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declared Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka blessed at a Mass at the Temple of Divine Providence in Poland’s capital, Warsaw. He praised Wyszyński, the Primate of Poland who led ...

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Anambra has Guaranteed Indigenes’ Health through ASHIA- Obiano

By Ikeugonna Eleke Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, says his administration has improved the healthcare system in the state and also moved a step further to guarantee the health of the people through health insurance. Obiano spoke during the launch of a Mobile Technology Health Insurance Platform and Data Operations Centre in Anambra State which was witnessed by development ...

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St Pio Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) Feastday: September 23

Padre Pio (Francesco Forgione) was born to Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione, in the small farming town of Pietrelcina, Italy on May 25, 1887. Although the Forgiones were poor in material goods, they were certainly rich in their faith life and in the love of God. Even as a young boy, Francesco had already shown signs of extraordinary gifts of grace. ...

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Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress Let’s Make Time for Adoration’

By Courtney Mares Pope Francis encouraged Catholics at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest to spend more time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to become more like Christ. “Dear brothers and sisters, let us allow our encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist to transform us, just as it transformed the great and courageous saints you venerate,” Pope Francis said ...

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