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Bloody Sunday: Gunmen Kill Catholic Priest, 5 Others During Mass

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, and the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists. Congregants were leaving church around 9 a.m. (0900 GMT) in the town of Dablo in the Central North region when about twenty men encircled them and shot six dead, according to a government statement and local sources. The attackers then burned the church, looted a pharmacy and some others stores, and left, Dablo mayor Boucary…

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Pastor Adeboye Commissions Ultra-Modern Intensive Care Unit In Jos

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye on Friday, May 10, 2019 commissioned another ultra-modern Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Jos Specialist Hospital, Plateau State as part of the cardinal focus of the church’s Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) and in the fulfilment of its commitment “Help for the helpless, Hope for the hopeless, Food for the hungry, Strength for the weak.” The commissioning event which had in attendance the Governor of Plateau State Simeon Lalong, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on…

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Anglican Church Honours Ambode With Special Episcopal Award

…Gov’s Name Already Written In Gold, Says Bishop Ademowo …As Ambode Thanks Residents For Peaceful Co-Existence, Says Lagos Recorded Zero Religious Conflict The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Diocese of Lagos, on Monday presented a Special Episcopal Award to Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his monumental achievements in all sectors and sections of the State in the last four years, saying the Governor deserved to be appreciated for excellent performance and selfless service to God and humanity. Speaking while handing the award to the Governor on behalf…

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Ramadan: Scholars To Women, Be Modest In Behaviour, Conduct

Some Muslim women scholars have called on women, especially Muslim women to be modest in their behaviour, be responsible in every aspect of life and also be of good conduct during Ramadan and afterwards. They made this remarks during the first Ramadan lecture, organized by ‘Muslimah Connect’, a Non-Governmental Organization, founded in 2018 by Hajia Zyna’ib Shittu, in order to uplift the status of Muslim women in the society. A lecturer at the Department Mass Communication, University of Ilorin, Dr Saudat Abdulbaqi, said that before someone can embark on a…

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Presidency Condoles With Christendom Over Bishop Obembe’s Passage

President Buhari sends heartfelt condolence to the family, relations, friends, and to Christendom in general, on the passage of Bishop Lanre Obembe of El Shaddai Bible Church, with headquarters in Lagos. Obembe, a former chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Lagos branch, devoted many decades of his life to the service of God, and was an inspiration to many young people. President Buhari believes that his footprints would be indelible on the sands of time, and urges all those who mourn the gifted preacher to be comforted by the…

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Sri Lanka: Death Toll Rises To 321, 500 Injured, IS Claims Attack

Sri Lanka has held its first mass funeral amid a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll from the attacks on churches and hotels has risen to 321 with about 500 wounded, police said. A state of emergency is in effect to prevent further attacks. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed the attack on Tuesday via its news outlet. Sri Lanka’s government has blamed the blasts on local Islamist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ). The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, said the government believed…

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Members Protest Demolition Of LFC Church Building, Assault On Pastor In Abuja

Members of Living Faith Church in Gwagwalada Abuja are protesting what they termed as unlawful demolition of their church by officials of the Department of Development Control of the Federal Capital Development Authority (DDC-FCDA). The members said, beside the demolition of the church, located along the Specialist Hospital Road in Gwagwalada, the Resident Senior Pastor, Caleb Olubiyi was also assaulted by some policemen attached to the officials of the DDC-FCDA. The Chairman of the church’ board, Elder Samuel Olaleye, who was flanked by various placard- bearing members, told  journalists although…

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Bombs Kill Over 200 In Sri Lankan Churches, Hotels On Easter Sunday

More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a security forces raid on a house in the Sri Lankan capital several hours after the attacks, many of which officials said were suicide bomb explosions. The government declared a curfew in Colombo…

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Man Stabs Catholic Priest While Preaching Live On TV

A catholic priest was stabbed in front of his horrified congregation live on television during morning mass on Friday at Canada’s biggest church in Montreal. Footage broadcast on a Catholic television station and picked up by the top-rated CTV network showed a man in jeans, parka and white baseball cap approach Claude Grou at St Joseph’s Oratory, in the full glare of 60 horrified parishioners. He is seen chasing the priest around the altar and standing menacingly over the 77-year-old as he falls to the ground, scattering candles and a…

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Nigerian Who Survived New Zealand Mosques Attack Recounts Ordeal

As the bullets tore into worshippers during Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, a Nigerian, Alabi Lateef, a survivor of the massacre at Linwood Masjid, the second mosque attacked by white terrorist Brenton Tarrant, recounted his ordeals. Lateef narrated how a worshipper at the mosque seized an empty rifle discarded by Tarrant and then used it to chase him away. Lateef said he was praying with others when he heard the sound of gunfire. “Straight away I stopped my prayer, I peek through the window and…

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