The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria, led by President Muhammadu Buhari to stop focusing energy, time and resources in any form of propaganda against religious leaders who disagree with his performance.
President of the CBCN and the Catholic Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze made the call in a statement he issued on Thursday, May 6 and titled: “Urgent call to the Federal Government to be open to criticism in Addressing the pervading Insecurity in Nigeria”.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah has enjoined all Catholics to contribute generously to the collection taken on Good Friday in aid of the poor and maintenance of the holy places.
He said there're many parts of the world where christians are living their lives on the edge in the practice of their faith. Many lost their lives and had their places of worship destroyed. To encourage such Christians under threat and pressure for their faith, the Mother Church tries to help restore their places of worship.
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.
With effect from Friday 12th February2021, the residence of the Catholic Bishop Sokoto has been named Michael Nnadi house. This was done to honor the late Seminarian of Sokoto Diocese Michael Nnadi who was murdered by kidnappers in January 2020. The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah announced it at the end of the Memorial Mass in honor of the late Michael today at the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral, Sokoto. Must Reverend Kukah led about forty priests and hundreds of the lay faithful to celebrate the Memorial Mass. In the homily at the Mass, Rev. Fr.
*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.
Following the statement of threat made by the Muslim Solidarity Forum calling on Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese over a purported homily he delivered on Christmas eve, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has kicked against the call for tge Catholic Bishop to apologise for his alleged attack on Islam and Muslims or leave the Caliphate.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah, has continued his criticism of the leadership of the country, stating that the privileged few were busy looting the country dry and seeking repentance in foreign pilgrimages. Kukah also described the country as a huge wasteland, huge debris of deceit, lies, treachery, double-dealing and duplicity.
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.