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  1. Samguine

    Metro Catholic Priests in Chile Had to Be Told Not to Touch Children – The Daily Beast

    In an era when systematic child sex abuse at the hands of Catholic priests has scandalized the global church, it may seem like warning priests not to get naked with children would go without saying. But that’s clearly not the case in Chile, where there … Read more via The Daily Beast –...
  2. Samguine

    Metro In Europe: ‘Make celibacy voluntary’ - Catholic priest demands – pulse.ng

    A Catholic priest in Slovakia, Europe has demanded that celibacy be made voluntary. According to Rev. Michal Lajcha, the church needs to change her stance on celibacy and the ordination of married men.... Read more via pulse.ng – Nigeria’s entertainment & lifestyle platform online –...
  3. Samguine

    Metro Nigerian bishops link government inaction on violence to religion – www.catholicnews.com

    LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) — Nigeria’s Catholic bishops criticized the president’s lack of action against ethnic Fulani herdsmen who attack farmers and linked his inaction to his religion. "It can no longer be regarded as mere coincidence that the suspected perpetrators of these heinous crimes are...
  4. Samguine

    Metro Three Catholic Priests Die In Anambra Community After Burning Of Shrines [SEE PHOTOS] - Nairaland

    The Catholic community in Igbo – Ukwu village, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State - has been thrown into mourning again after losing another parish priest to the cold hands of death. The deceased identified as Reverend Father Christopher Azolibe, was the Catholic parish priest of Our...
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    World Pope to buy 3,000 ice creams for homeless to celebrate Saint’s Day – Nigeria News today &...

    Pope Francis will celebrate his Saint’s Day, buying 3,000 ice creams for the homeless and other poor people, the Vatican said on Monday, April 23. In the Catholic calendar, April 23 marks St George’s Day. Read more via Nigeria News today & Breaking news – https://ift.tt/2HkiIB8 Get more...
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    World Fighting Social Injustice As Important As Fighting Abortion – Pope – Leadership Nigeria...

    Pope Francis said on Monday that Catholics should not give “excessive importance” to certain Church rules while disregarding others, urging opponents of abortion to show equal passion for the lives of the poor and oppressed. Read more via Leadership Nigeria Newspapers –...
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    World Pope Never Said There Is No Hell – Vatican – Leadership Nigeria Newspapers

    The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a well-known Italian journalist that “there is no hell”. The quote came in an article in Italy’s La Repubblica daily. But the Vatican said “no quotations” in the article “should be considered as a faithful transcription” of the Pope’s Read more...
  8. Samguine

    World “Hell Does Not Exist” Pope Francis Says In Italian Interview - The Cable

    Pope Francis says hell – believed to be a place of condemnation for deceased sinners – does not exist. The pontiff reportedly said this in an interview with Daily La Repubblica, an Italian newspaper. “There is no hell where the souls of sinners suffer in eternity,” he was quoted as saying...
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    World Ex-Pope Benedict suffering from debilitating disease – Vanguard News

    Former Pope Benedict is suffering from a disease of his nervous system which puts him on a wheelchair regularly, his brother, George Ratzinger, said on Thursday. *Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger added that he feared the paralysis could spread to Benedict’s heart. Read more via Vanguard News –...
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    Pope Francis Describes How The Devil Really Looks Like [Pulse.ng]

    The Pontiff wants people to know about Satan and his devilish ways. During a recent interview on TV2000, a Catholic channel, the Catholic leader warned people not to argue with Satan because he is more intelligent than human beings. He said, “He is evil, he’s not like mist. He’s not a diffuse...
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    Politics Buhari Still Using 1984 Method To Rule – Catholic Bishop, Mathew Kukah Fumes [Tori News]

    Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Matthew Kukah, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s method of prosecuting the anti-graft war. The cleric said it is worrisome that the president has not changed the approach he used when he took over government in a military coup in 1984...
  12. Samguine

    Metro Rev Father Who Resigned From Priesthood Gets Married

    A Kano-based priest, Rev. Fr Gospel Inalegwu, who recently quit the priesthood has allegedly done his traditional and court wedding. According to Facebook user, Shadrack Okpomhe, he claimed that the priest had framed his own kidnap and eventually left priesthood so as to have a normal life...
  13. Samguine

    Metro Ebonyi Catholic Priest Escapes After Kidnappers Drank His Holy Wine & Slept Off

    The police in Ebonyi State have confirmed the rescue of a Catholic priest, Timothy Nwanja, abducted by gunmen in Okpokueze Nkomoro community, Imoho Development Centre, Ezza North Local Government Area of the State. Also rescued was the cook to the priest who was abducted with her boss. The...
  14. Samguine

    Metro 20-year Old Man Caught Stealing Fried Meat From Rev Father's Refrigerator

    A 20-year old man was arrested at St. Oaul's Catholic Church, University of Calabar ater being caught stealing fried meat from the fridge of the parish priest. The priest had left his house for morning mass A source revealed to newsmen that the suspect was caught with bags of meat in both...
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    Metro Catholic Church Bars Wife From Having Sex With Husband Over Holy Communion

    A couple, Mr Okoronta and Mrs Agnes, from Umuchu town in Aguata LGA of Anambra State are in war over the sudden denial of sex by the wife because of her new faith in the Catholic church. Okoronta married Agnes some years back as a second wife according to the Igbo tradition and they have five...
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    World Pope Francis Names Nigerian Archbishop Papal Nuncio to Ireland

    Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, a Nigerian priest has been named Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland by Pope Francis. Welcoming Archbishop Okolo to his new station, Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, said, ''I warmly welcome the appointment by His Holiness Pope Francis of Archbishop Jude Thaddeus...
  17. Jules

    World Pope Francis Apologizes For 1994 Rwanda Genocide

    Pope Francis today asked for forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the Church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide. According to The Jerusalem Post, in a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Francis said he hoped his apology would help promote peace in the African...
  18. Jules

    World Catholic Church May Ordain Married Men - Pope Francis

    Pope Francis has said that the church may consider ordaining married men due to shortage of priests. ''We must think about whether viri probati are a possibility," Francis said referring to older, married men who are already involved in church business. "Then we have to decide what tasks...
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    World Philippines President Attacks Catholic Leaders : We 'Have the Same Sin — that of womanizing'

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, earlier this week ramped up his attacks against priests and bishops in the country. The President went off on the Catholic Church leaders after they condemned the extrajudicial killings which are one of the hallmarks of his fight against illegal drugs...
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    World Pope Francis Encourages Public Breastfeeding

    Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged women attending a ceremony in the Sistine Chapel to breastfeed their children in the church. ''The ceremony is a little long, someone’s crying because he’s hungry. That’s the way it is,” the Pope said. “You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear...
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