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Emenaka Flags-Off 2018 Free Medical Outreach

General Hospital, Umueri, in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, was a beehive of activities recently as the member representing Anambra East State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, who is also the House Committee Chairman on Budget and Appropriation, Hon. (Pharm.) Obinna Chris Emenaka, flagged off his Annual Free Medical Outreach, with over one thousand ...

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Hon Ifedioranma: Serving God and Man in Politics

Are you a public servant? Are you in a position where the people expect much from you? Do you owe your present position to the people? We are introducing a forum through which you can reach your people and tell them how you are serving them. Welcome to Fides’ Report Card with Jude Atupulazi. The very first person to answer ...

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Col Joe Achuzia, Biafra’s Unlikely Hero

I was only a toddler during the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War. But I knew there was a war. In fact, I remember saying goodbye to my father as he left with one of my uncles for the war. Among the things he took with him was a bunch of unripe plantains which he carried in one hand and with the other, ...

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Attacks against India’s Christians Doubled in 2017

Compared to 2016, attacks against Christians in India by Hindu extremists more than doubled in 2017 amid efforts to label the religious minority a danger to the state. The persecution ranges from threats and physical violence to destruction of church property, but false allegations against Christians have also increased. “It is a new trend to accuse Christians of serious crimes,” ...

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What to Do If You’re Too Ashamed to Go to Confession

While Reconciliation is intended to allow Christ’s victory to overcome sin in our lives, what happens when shame over one’s sins is so great that it keeps people away from the sacrament? The famous Spanish theologian Father José Antonio Fortea discussed this phenomenon, and practical solutions to it, in a blog post. Normally, a sense of Christ’s mercy should be ...

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What’s the Point of Fasting, Anyway?

God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life. But for many Catholics today, it’s more of an afterthought: something we grudgingly do on Good Friday, perhaps on Ash Wednesday if we remember it. Would we fast more, especially during Lent, if we ...

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Work On Cathedral, Okpuno Tennis Courts Begin

By Efobi Princess Chinecherem With the commissioning of the renovated Nanka Tennis court, the Priests sports fraternity of Awka Diocese on Saturday Feb 24, 2018 at Nanka said its focus is now to begin the renovation of the Cathedral Tennis Court followed by Okpuno . This information which was greeted with cheers from priests was given by Rev Fr Peter ...

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Bishops, Priests Refurbish Nanka Tennis Court, Reopen It for Use

By Efobi Princess Chinecherem Bishops and priests of the Catholic Diocese of Awka under her sports department DOSAD, on Saturday February 24,2018, reopened her refurbished Diocesan tennis court at St Anthony’s Catholic Church Nanka. The actual ball serve, to declare the court open for use was done by the host parish priest and Dean, Nanka Deanery, Rev Fr Christian Umeojilinnaka. ...

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Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan dies at 61

The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) has announced the death of the Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Most Rev Joseph Danlami Bagobiri. He died at the age of 61. CSN Director of Social Communications, Rev. Fr. Chris Anyanwu, made this known recently in a statement, in which he noted that Bishop Bagobiri died on Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 after a ...

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Shame! Police Assault Journalist in Awka

By Ozo Ray It was a show of shame at Aroma Junction, Awka when a police traffic warden (name withheld) manhandled a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (name withheld) in Awka. The NAN correspondent who was taking a shot of another police female traffic warden fighting with a shuttle driver in his vehicle, was spotted by the  police ...

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