On the first burial anniversary of Seminarian Michael Nnadi, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has regretted the lack of progress in preventing abductions and murders.
*POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS BISHOP KUKAH MEMBER OF THE DICASTERY ON INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, VATICAN CITY*
*The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto as a Member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development.* The appointment was contained in a letter to Bishop Kukah dated 11th December, 2020, and signed by His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Turkson, the Prefect of the Dicastery.
Pope Francis leaves after celebrating a Mass on the feast of Christ the King in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 22. (CNS/Reuters pool/Vincenzo Pinto)
Rome — Pope Francis has strongly defended his record on naming women to positions of authority at the Vatican, saying in a new book that women do not need to be priests to serve as leaders in the global Catholic Church.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) recently interviewed Father Blaise Agwon, director of the Center for Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace in Jos, the capital of Plateau State in the central belt region of central Nigeria.The Nigerian priest is currently researching conflict and peace management.