The pontiff’s message was delivered on Sunday by Rev.Fr. Solomon Ukeyima, at the Saint Joseph Parish, Nyiman in Makurdi, to mark the World Missions Day.
The Catholic Church must not be “choked or crushed’’ by its “own shortcomings, mistakes and sins,’’ Pope Francis said as he opened a month long meeting of Bishops on Wednesday.
Researchers from three German universities examined 38,156 personnel files spanning a 70-year period ending in 2014, and found indications of sexual abuse by 1,670 clerics, with more than 3,700 possible victims.
Pope Francis on Tuesday said young people are turned off by the Catholic Church because of sex abuse and financial scandals.
More than half of all Catholic Cardinals and Bishops in the Netherlands over more than five decades concealed the sexual abuse of children at the hands of priests.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Monsignor Michael J Bransfield as bishop of Wheeling-Charleston in the US state of West Virginia, a Vatican statement said.
The comments were made by German Archbishop, Georg Gaenswein, the secretary of retired pope Benedict XVI and prefect of the papal household under Pope Francis, in a speech to Italian parliament.
Pope Francis says the only answer to people sowing division and creating scandal within the Catholic Church is “silence” and “prayer”.
NAN reports that the incident happened during an early morning Mass.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki also stated that he would continue to monitor the situation and help ensure that all survivors receive necessary medical attention.
The building collapsed during the Sunday morning service
Tinka told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos during the launch of his book, titled: “Food for Thought,” that it was to raise funds for the formation of SMA students.
The archbishop who sparked a crisis in the Catholic Church by calling on Pope Francis to resign has denied he was motivated by personal vendetta and said he sought to show that corruption had reached the top levels of the Church hierarchy.
Duterte held the closed-door meeting with Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, about two weeks after he triggered controversy for calling God “stupid”.
Archbishop Hung Shan-chuan of Taipei said that he believed that the Vatican would keep communicating with Beijing.
The CBCN said the protests would coincide with the burial of the two priests and 17 parishioners killed by herdsmen during a morning mass at Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State