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Why Cardinals Have Ranks

Pope Francis made an unexpected change Tuesday in the structure of the College of Cardinals, adding some curial officials to the rank of “cardinal bishops,” the highest rank within the college. The College of Cardinals is structured in three orders, or ranks: the order of “cardinal deacons,” the order of “cardinal priests,” and the order of “cardinal bishops.” There are ...

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Fr Ichie Organizes Send off Lunch for Fr Francis Okoye

By Princess Chinecherem Efobi Fr Boniface Ezeoke popularly known as Fr ‘Ichie’ on Sunday, June 24, 2018 organized a Thank You Lunch for Fr Francis Okoye, the immediate past manager of St Michael’s Model Secondary School Nimo at St Theresa’s Parish, Ichida. Fr Okoye led in the Holy Mass. The congregation prayed for his success in his further studies abroad.

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Fr Otioma’s Birthday Unites Enugwu Agidi

By Princess Chinecherem Efobi Friday June 29, 2018 was a memorable day at Enugwu Agidi own of Njikoka LGA of Anambra State as the vicar of St John’s Parish of the town, Rev Fr Peter Paul Anyiam celebrated his birthday cum feastday in style. Fr Anyiam popularly called ‘Otioma’ invited friends and well wishers to a humble football match and ...

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Keep Immigrant Families Together

By JD Flynn Immigration reform requires seeing the faces of immigrants, and hearing their stories, according to five U.S. bishops who have completed a two-day pastoral visit to the U.S. border with Mexico in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The bishops spoke at a press conference Monday night, reflecting on their experiences with immigrants, among them children separated from their parents ...

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Healing Balm for Nigeria Wounds and Prevention

By Livinus Nnebedum There are a lot of wounds that should be cured in Nigeria. Some of them have healed; some are healing while we need to avoid further wounds. It is good to highlight some of the old wounds in Nigeria namely: (1) June 12, 1993 controversial General Elections that were cancelled. This is an old wound that needs ...

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Abagana Ex Prisoners Offer Thanksgiving

By Jude Atupulazi Some former inmates of Awka Prisons from Abagana, Njikoka LGA who were detained over a communal land dispute with neighbouring Ukpo Village, have given thanks to God over their freedom. At a thanksgiving Mass at St Mark’s Catholic Church, Abagana, the former inmates who used a cow for offertory, said it was in fulfilment of a pledge ...

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SACCI Agulu Celebrates Feast Day

By Princess Chinecherem Efobi The St Anthony Catholic Comprehensive Institute Agulu (SACCIA), marked her patron saint day (St Anthony of Padua), a day after on June 14, 2018, at the school premises. In his homily during the Holy Mass that started the events, the school assistant manager, Rev Fr Rowland-Victor Okoli urged the students to emulate the holy life of ...

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Okada Ban:The Pains, the Gains

By Jude Atupulazi, Uchay Amunike, Ikeugonna Eleke Barely a day into the enforcement of the ban on the operations of commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as Okada, by the Anambra State Government, residents in the affected cities of Awka and Onitsha had already started feeling pains. The ubiquitous nature of Okadas enables them to go into all nooks and crannies of ...

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Fr. Prof. Obiefuna, Others Commemorate 35th Priestly Anniversary

By Chioma Ndife An indigenous Priest of Agulu Community and a Professor in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Rev. Fr. Boniface Obiefuna and other members of the 1983 set of Awka Diocesan Priests, had celebrated their 35th Priestly Anniversary. The 35th Anniversary which was in thanksgiving and appreciation to God for his faithfulness and divine providence upon priests of 1983 set ...

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