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Pope appoints Odetoyinbo bishop Abeokuta Diocese

Pope Francis: new appointments

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo as the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese. The position became vacant about two years ago when the former occupant, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins, was moved to Lagos from the Abeokuta diocese as Lagos Catholic Archbishop. Monsignor Odetoyinbo was born in Ibadan in 1964. He holds […]

Lady Apostle Ukpabio under fire in UK

Helen Ukpabio

Rights campaigners in the United Kingdom have urged the government to ban Nigerian pentecostal preacher, Lady Apostle Helen Ukpabio from coming into the country. They also want her deported right away, on grounds that her preaches are ‘harmful to the public’. Ukpabio who styles herself a ‘witch-hunter’ claims any child who cries is a ‘servant […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Decry Marriage Restriction

Jehovah's witnesses

Cyriacus Izuekwe Some Jehovah’s Witnesses have decried the restriction on them not to marry Christians of other denominations. Members of the church are barred from marrying Catholics, Anglicans, Baptists and members of all Pentecostal churches, among others. According to the Witnesses, marrying non-members is seen as immoral and contrary to the teaching of their church. […]

Easter Week kicked off by Pope with Palm Sunday mass

Pope Francis at the Palm Sunday mass

Pope Francis kicked off weeklong observances leading up to Easter by celebrating Palm Sunday mass with some 100,000 pilgrims in a sun-drenched St Peter’s Square on Sunday. Dressed in Palm Sunday red, the head of the Roman Catholic Church led a traditional procession of palms along with scores of cardinals, bishops and priests. For the […]

Redeemed Church Ends 100 Days Fasting

•Pastor Adeboye

Femi Anjorin The 100 days of fasting and prayer programme embarked upon by the members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, comes to an end Friday with three hours of praises and worship in all the Provincial Headquarters of the church worldwide. The praises and worship is expected to start at 6.00 p.m. […]

Prophet In Police Net Over False Prophecy

•Prophet Ezie at Ejigbo court

Cyriacus Izuekwe A self-styled prophet, Alphonsus Ezie, 56, of the Celestial Church of Christ, Igando District, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, has been remanded in prison over an alleged false prophecy he made to his church members. The prophet allegedly told his church members that he had a vision that they would travel abroad. According to […]

Hardline Kenyan muslim cleric shot dead

Abubaker Shariff Ahmed: shot dead

A prominent hardline Muslim cleric in Kenya was shot dead in Mombasa on Tuesday, amid worsening religious tensions in the strategic port city and gateway to East Africa. Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, better known as Makaburi, was a vocal supporter of Osama bin Laden and had described last year’s attack on the Westgate shopping mall in […]

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