Monday, February 6, 2023

Pope Francis

February 1, 2023

Pope warns rich world against ‘choking Africa’ for its natural resources

He condemned “terrible forms of exploitation, unworthy of humanity” in Congo, where vast mineral wealth has fuelled war, displacement and hunger.

Pope in Congo
February 1, 2023

Pope Francis preaches forgiveness to end Congo conflict

The Congolese, the pope said in his homily, were suffering from “wounds that ache.”

Pope Francis
February 1, 2023

Over one million Catholics expected at Pope’s mass in Kinshasa

After the morning mass, Pope Francis in the afternoon was due to meet victims of violence brought to Kinshasa from the east of the country.

January 25, 2023

Pope Francis says homosexuality not criminal

The Pope said that the criminalisation of homosexuality was “unjust.”

Pope Francis on LGBTQ flag
January 18, 2023

Pope prays for murdered Nigerian Catholic priest Isaac Achi, other Christians

Mr Achi was set ablaze by angry bandits after they were unable to gain entry to the parish residence where he dwelled.

Pope Francis and Priest Isaac Achi
December 31, 2022

Buhari mourns Pope Benedict XVI

The president lauded the deceased for advancing inter-faith dialogue and peace, adding that he will be remembered as a true servant of God.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Pope Benedict
December 31, 2022

Pope Benedict dies at 95

Pope Benedict’s health had worsened in recent times due to his advanced age.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
December 14, 2022

Christmas: Pope asks Nigerians, others to donate their savings to Ukraine

Pope Francis has urged people to celebrate Christmas more modestly and donate their savings to Ukraine.

Pope Francis
November 7, 2022

Women’s rights fight ‘continuous struggle’: Pope

The Catholic Church teaches that only men can become priests because Jesus chose men as his apostles.

Pope Francis
November 3, 2022

Pope Francis makes first papal trip to Bahrain

Asked if he will raise human rights concerns during the visit, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni cited Francis’ frequent calls for religious liberty and interfaith dialogue.

Pope Francis