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Catholic Priest’s Body Exhumed To Establish Whether He Fathered A Child

For 25 years, Jim Graham has tried to prove he is the son of a deceased Catholic priest who grew up in Lowell and graduated from Boston College. He pulled old adoption records that mention his “alleged father.” He leaned on leaked documents from a friendly priest and petitioned Catholic leaders all the way to Rome, to no avail. The quest continued Monday afternoon in a Catholic cemetery in Tewksbury, as a backhoe turned up earth on the Rev. Thomas Sullivan’s grave and promised to provide answers once and for…

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Atiku At Sallah: Compassion Ingredient Of Our Common Humanity

   ………….Stresses on sacrifice, love and tolerance   Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Muslims to project Islam through the good examples of love, tolerance and peaceful disposition at all times, which he said are prerequisite for protecting  the perception of the religion from distortion.   In his Sallah message to mark the end of the 30-day Ramadan fasting period, the former Vice President, while congratulating the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the divine ordered abstention from foods and drinks, explained that the event should reinforce the…

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Again, God Of Oyedepo Raises Back To Life Dead, Embalmed Body

.. In mortuary The God of Bishop David Oyedepo has once again raised the dead back to life in Asaba, Delta State where a young student who had died, embalmed and already wrapped in mortuary clothes was quickened back to life at the instance of the word of faith. The pictures of the miraculous event were showed to worshippers during the Healing Banquet service on Sunday at Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland Ota to reinforce the testimony that was sent in earlier in the week. The photos of the event confirmed the…

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Anglican Bishop At Synod, Tasks FG On Citizens’ Lives

The Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos Mainland, Rt. Rev. Akinpelu Johnson, has urged the Federal Government to put in place measures to restore confidence in the citizens. Speaking on Friday at the third session of the Fourth Synod of the Diocese of Lagos Mainland (Anglican Communion) held at the All Saints’ Anglican Church, Yaba Johnson urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to adopt a more pragmatic approach to curb insecurity in the country. The theme of the Synod is “All Things Come From You; And Of Your Own We…

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Ramadan Season Begins As Sultan Announces Moon Sighting

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Thursday as the first day for the beginning of the Ramadan fasting in Nigeria.   Abubakar announced the sighting of the new crescent in Sokoto on Wednesday in a broadcast.   He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country that includeed Sokoto, Niger, Yobe, Port Harcourt, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and other areas.   The Sultan said that reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organizations across the country.   “Opun due…

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CAN General Sec, Rev Musa Asake Dies In Abuja

THE General Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Musa Asake, is dead. Although details of the death are still sketchy, our correspondent learnt that he died on Friday morning (today) in Abuja after an illness. The death of Asake came about two weeks after he led a nationwide protest called by CAN against the killing of Christians by suspected Fulani herdsmen. His brother and former member of the House of Representatives, Jonathan Asake, confirmed the death in an interview with The PUNCH. “Yes, he died this morning. We are right now…

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Oyedepo Releases Curses On Killers Of Catholic Priests, Worshipers

……The Church will Resist Islamisation Agenda With Spiritual Force The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church worldwide also known as Winners Chapel international, Bishop David Oyedepo has released curses on the killers of Catholic Priests and innocent worshipers in Benue State recently. Speaking during the fourth service at Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland Ota on Sunday, Bishop Oyedepo said God is angry with the wicked every day and that the judgement of God will surely destory them. According to him; “are Catholic Priests farmers, are the innocent worshippers farmers. What excuse…

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Researcher Finds Dramatic Decline Of Christianity In Europe

“O ye of little faith.” It’s a message that appears several times in the Bible.  It’s also a timely thought given a new report on religious trends among young adults in Europe. It’s well known that many traditional denominations in the United States are seeing stagnating or shrinking membership, and more people are identifying as non-religious. In Europe, the decline of Christianity is so stark that the author of the new report from St Mary’s University in London was quoted as saying Christianity, “as a default, as a norm, is gone,…

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BUHARI TO AREWA PASTORS: NO HIDDEN RELIGIOUS AGENDA

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja called on religious leaders to work towards the broader goal of building a strong and unified nation, and avoid insinuations that could divide the populace, especially along religious lines. Receiving a delegation of the Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace in Nigeria led by Bishop John Abu Richard, President Buhari said religious leaders have the responsibility of creating an enabling environment for peace and development to thrive. “Some voices, for political or ethnic reasons are making unguarded statements accusing the government and myself…

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Pope Francis Says Hell Does Not Exist, Vatican Dismisses Report

Catholic Pope Francis made a startling revelation Thursday by stating that hell did not exist, in an interview with a leading liberal Italian newspaper. In an article entitled “It is an honor to be called a revolutionary,” La Repubblica editor Eugenio Scalfari acknowledged the pontiff’s previous remarks about how “good souls” who sought repentance from God would receive it and then asked: “What about the bad souls?”. Seemingly going against centuries of core Christian belief, Pope Francis said the souls of sinners simply vanished after death, and were not subject to an eternity of…

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