The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Northwest Nigeria Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah has received the 2023 Mundo Negro Award.
The award was announced last year by the board of the Spain based Mundo Negro magazine. The focus of the magazine is among others, to identify and honour individuals who, through their work, promote the cause of the black race everywhere in the world.
4: Sadly, with time, Nigerians are gradually losing hope in the ability of their government to protect and secure them. While we religious leaders have continued to use our moral authority to encourage our people not to take the laws into their hands, we risk being swept away by the anger and frustration of our people. We even risk being seen as accomplices to an erring state. The Nigerian state itself risks becoming an undertaker in the eyes of its citizens. Our cups of sorrow are overflowing. We have cried enough tears.
By Thaddeus Jones
Pope Francis welcomed pilgrims attending his General Audience in the Paul VI Hall on this Wednesday, just two days after Christmas.
I join millions of Nigerians but especially the people of Ondo and Kano States to mourn the death of two of Nigeria’s illustrious sons, His Excellency, Ladi Akeredolu , SAN, now late Governor of Ondo State and Alhaji Ghali Na’abba, former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives. I knew and interacted with both men over the state of our dear country at different fora for well over twenty years.
Pope Francis reaffirmed the impossibility of women becoming priests, or even modern Church deacons, in an interview for a book released Tuesday in Italy.
The question of whether some women in the early Church were “deaconesses” or another kind of collaborator with the bishops is “not irrelevant, because holy orders is reserved for men,” the pope said.
The Vatican released the Synod on Synodality’s “synthesis report” on Saturday night outlining key proposals discussed during the nearly month-long assembly’s confidential conversations.
The highly anticipated text was approved paragraph by paragraph on Oct. 28 by a vote of 344 Synod delegates, which for the first time included women and other non-bishops as voting members.
The document, proposes a “Synodal Church” that implements synodality throughout Church governance, theology, mission, and discernment of doctrine and pastoral issues.
The Vatican has created a new Diocese in Nigeria’s Northwest. It is the Catholic Diocese of Katsina.
The erection of the Katsina Diocese by the Holy Father Pope Francis has just been announced, bringing cheers to Catholics and hopes evangelization.
The news of the erection of the new Diocese came with the appointment of the Rev. Sac Gerald Mamman Musa, of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Professor and Director of the Center for Studies on African Culture and Communication (CESACC) at the “Catholic Institute of West Africa” (CIWA), Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
That the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria loves Nigeria with passion is not in doubt.
Even as he arrived South Bend in the United States of America, he had to mark the First October independence of Nigeria by cutting the cake designed with the colour of the Nigerian flag.
His Excellency John Cardinal Onaiyekan, joined Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and some Priests including Fr. Chris Omotosho of Sokoto Diocese now on study in cutting an Independent cake in a Parish in South Bend
Catholic Diocese of Sokoto
With total submission to Divine Will, we announce the passage to eternal Glory of Rev. Msgr. Eugene Nwachukwu after a brief illness. This occurred in the evening of Tuesday - 14/02/2023, at the Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto. Burial arrangements will be announced soon. May his soul rest in peace. Amen!!!
- Fr Chris Omotosho (Director of Social Communications).