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If I Come Back Again, I Will Still Be A Celibate Catholic Priest

•Archbishop Job

Archbishop Felix Adeosin Alaba Job, who recently retired from active service in the Catholic Church at 75, started his education at St. Paul’s Anglican School, Odogbolu, in present day Ogun State, in 1946. He moved to St. Peter’s Clever Primary School, Esure, Ijebu Mushin in 1948 and completed his elementary schooling there in 1953. In […]

Borno Christians begin fasting for abducted school girls

Girls of a school in Bauchi state

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno state has declared fasting from Monday to Wednesday to seek divine intervention for the release of the abducted students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. Rev. Titus Pona, the chairman of the association in the state, announced the fasting to newsmen on Sunday in Maiduguri. “We are […]

5 unresolved riddles about Jesus Christ

Pope Francis holds the unveiled baby Jesus during a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2013 dredges up some five salient issues about the life and times of Jesus Christ. P.M.NEWS shares the article with our readers. Happy Easter! 1. When was Jesus born? Though most Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Dec. 25, there’s near-universal agreement that this wasn’t his actual birthday. Even the year of his birth […]

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 […]

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