In the video, the masquerade is seen dancing while the church members as well as the officiating priests cheered him on
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“In essence, for me it is a matter of sharing responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse by church officials over the past decades,” Marx wrote to the Pope.
The scandal was triggered by criticism of the church’s handling of sex abuse by priests in the West German city.
Kaigama, who gave the advice at a news conference to commemorate the World Communications Day in Abuja, urged religious leaders to always weigh their utterances, as they might have grave consequences.
According to the report, the Director of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Rev. Father Stephen Onyema, confirmed the development on Tuesday.
Explaining their decision in a lengthy note on Monday, the Holy See referred to homosexuality as a “choice,” suggested it is sinful and said it “cannot be recognized as objectively ordered” to God’s plans; a combative stance that is certain to disappoint millions of gay and lesbian Catholics around the world.
This was revealed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Wednesday
The Catholic Church took its position in a message sent to parishioners nationwide by the Director of Social Communication, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Mike Umoh, titled: “Bishop Kukah Christmas message: A call in support of truth,” on Monday
The Vatican moved the location for Saturday’s noon-time (1100 GMT) prayer to the library in the Apostolic Palace, according to a statement from the Holy See.
The pontiff said in an interview with Italian news agency Adnkronos “the Church is and remains strong but the issue of corruption is a deep-rooted problem that dates back centuries.
In politics, neophytes need to be supported and assisted to overcome challenges. Gratitude is the normal reaction for such support. For instance, it is on record that former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, who is now in the same camp with Governor Godwin Obaseki, ruled the state when there were three godfathers plying their trade on the state’s political terrain.
The novel coronavirus pandemic should lead us to look out for the vulnerable, the displaced and our seriously ill planet, Pope Francis said on Friday.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily news conference of the task force on Monday.
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja says the Catholic Church cannot administer its rites called Sacraments through phone or technology despite the restriction on religious gathering.
Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha and Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Anambra State, has enjoined Catholic faithful to pray in their homes for God’s intervention against the Coronavirus Disease.
A Family Court in Benin, Edo State on Monday ordered that a 43-year-old nanny, Esther Ehikhoya, be remanded in Oko Custordial Center for allegedly sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl.
As Christians in Nigeria mark the Ash Wednesday, the Catholic Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Most Rev. Emmannuel Badejo, has called on government and other stakeholders to speak out against the incessant killings in the country.
Martins, who was appointed Archbishop of Lagos by the Pope in 2012, said this during an interview with the BBC Igbo in reaction to Mbaka’s prophecy that Hope Uzodinma would emerge as governor of Imo State.
Benedict’s defense appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not change the rules.
Pope Francis was set on Tuesday to celebrate Christmas eve mass in St Peter’s basilica, one of the most important ceremonies in the Catholic Church liturgy.