1st Sunday of Advent is a remarkable day in our lives today and significantly finding our selves in the military barracks, where the Gospel of the day talks about been vigilant. A call to every humanity to be vigilant.
The Bishop in his homily said "Nigeria is a country where everyone has freedom to practice his or her religion but only in Nigeria again you are deprived of place of worship in a Federal institution". He thank Brig. Gen. OM Bello for the love and understanding he has for the church.
Thirty-Seven men, many of them married, were commissioned as Catechists at the Catechetical Training Centre, Malumfashi, Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria.
The Centre is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria. It admits and trains Catechists as first agents of evangelization. The candidates are drawn from different Catholic Dioceses in the country.
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah has admitted 3 youngmen into the order of priesthood for the Diocese.
The ordination took place at Malumfashi, the heartland of the marginalized maguzawa ethnic group in Katsina state, with predominantly muslim population. The Maguzawa are majority Christians.
The 3 new priests are themselves of the Maguzawa ethnic group. The ordination has now raised the number of Maguzawa priests to about 10.