Rev Father Matthew Oguleru, from Ijebu Ode diocese, was kidnapped in the early hours of Wednesday, June 21, 2017, when on his way to morning mass. He was abducted along Ilado, Ibefun-Ikorodu road. The kidnappers are currently demanding for N80million. His family members are asking Nigerians to join them in prayers for his safe release.
The Church has power to forgive sins and this authority is exercised by the members of her clergy to whom the Church has given the permission to do so. However there are some sins that the Church has reserved to the Pope and bishops to forgive. Some of them are as follows: 1. Physically attacking
Martyrdom is one true painful but eternally rewarding test and affirmation of faith in God. Just like the early apostles of Christ some priests of the Church have been equally murder for their faith and work of faith for God. As familiar as persecution of Christians is, to persecute a priest in the middle of
Mexican authorities have arrested a suspect in the abduction and murder of two Catholic priests in Veracruz state last month. Mexico City prosecutors say in a Monday statement that the unidentified suspect was detained on October 13 along with another person after they allegedly carjacked a couple in the capital. Investigators later determined the suspect had an
A tragic incident took place yesterday as Youths of Obubo community in Anambra State attacked a Priest, Rev. Father Fidelis Ifeanyichukwu Ugozo of the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Ugbenu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, beating him to a state of coma. The rampaging youths led by their leader, Gabriel Ikegbunam are
A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Monday remanded Rev. Fr. Anthony Ochigbo, Parish priest of Church of Assumption, Asokoro, in police custody for alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl. Ochigbo was arraigned on a one-count charge of rape. The Upper Area court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, adjourned the case till Aug. 30 for ruling.
The priest in charge of the Catholic Church where a banker, Olisa Nwokobi, shot himself in Lekki area, at the weekend, has been quizzed by the police. The police may also invite officials of the Lekki branch of the new generation bank, where the deceased Olisa last worked before his death. The priest in charge
Fr. Jeemar Vera Cruz from the diocese of Iligan has been elected as the new deputy Mayor of Iligan City in Philippine. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) had confirmed this in her website following the public declaration of the priest’s victory over his political opponents. At the conclusion of the Monday poll
Bernard Jenfa Adedayo was one of the priests ordained by the Bishop of Nnewi, Rev. Hillary Okeke, at the Saint Georges’ Catholic Church, Orifite, Anambra State, after a rigorous training that lasted almost 17 years. That day climaxed his childhood ambition of becoming a servant in God’s vineyard. He was posted to the Catholic Church
A Catholic priest from Northern Ireland is to join a Unionist MP and an imam in defending a Christian pastor on trial for calling Islam “satanic”. Fr Patrick McCafferty and the DUP’s Sammy Wilson are among defence witnesses in the case involving Pastor James McConnell at Belfast Magistrates Court from today. Pastor McConnell faces up