Religion

Vatican Vows To Get To The Bottom Of Racy Papal Instagram ‘Like’

The Vatican has launched an investigation into how Pope Francis’s Instagram account “liked” a raunchy photograph of a Brazilian bikini model with her bottom on display, an official said Friday. Natalia Garibotto, 27, posed in a white cropped top, suspenders and the smallest of tartan skirts for a naughty school girl picture that was given …

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Violence must stop’: Cameroonians denounce deadly school attack

Escorted by security forces, hundreds of people held a procession through Kumba town in southwest Cameroon, the site of a school attacked by gunmen on Saturday. At least seven children were killed in the raid according to officials. People carried placards denouncing the attack, while calling for an end to the violence which has gripped …

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Pope To Create 13 New Cardinals In November

Pope Francis said Sunday he will create 13 new Catholic cardinals next month, including the first African-American “prince of the church” and a Franciscan preacher to the papal household. Francis made the surprise announcement from his window overlooking Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly Angelus, and said they would be appointed on …

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Mother and 2 children hack to death in Anambra

A 47-year-old Prophet with Sabbath Church, in Nnewi, popularly known as Prophet Emeka Ezimmadu on Thursday night butchered his mother and two of his five children to death. Prophet Ezimmadu as he is popularly known in Nnewi and surrounding communities by members of Sabbath Church was believed to have acted under the influence of evil …

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Pope ‘Very Distressed’ Over Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Conversion To Mosque

Pope Francis said Sunday he was “very distressed” over Turkey’s decision to convert the Byzantine-era monument Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.   “My thoughts go to Istanbul. I’m thinking about Hagia Sophia. I am very distressed,” the pope said in the Vatican’s first reaction to a decision that has drawn international criticism.   The …

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Oyo Reviews Curfew, Orders Worship Places To Operate At 25 Per Cent Capacity

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force announced on Monday that it has relaxed the curfew imposed on the state following the advent of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. The Task Force, which made the decision public after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting presided by its chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde, added that the curfew would now run from 10pm …

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LAGOS APPROVES CHURCH, MOSQUE REOPENING JUNE 19

The Lagos State Government has relaxed its ban on religious activities, calling for adherence to all safety protocols to curb the spread of the COVID-19. The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during a press briefing on Thursday at the Lagos House, Marina, said churches would open only on Sundays, and mosques, on Fridays. Sanwo-Olu …

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HAJJ: SAUDI ARABIA MAY BAR COUNTRIES WITH HIGH COVID-19 CASES – NAHCON

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia might stop pilgrims from countries with prevalent cases of COVID-19 from partaking in the 2020 Hajj operation, the Chief Executive Officer of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Kunle Hassan Zikrullah, has said. According to Zikrullah, NAHCON is waiting for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to make an official decision on …

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REOPENING: CHURCH SERVICE MUST NOT EXCEED AN HOUR – FG

The Federal Government has said the duration for each church service must not be more than an hour, journalists reports. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Tuesday during a briefing in Abuja. Aliyu while rolling out guidelines for the reopening of worship centres said, “Churches to …

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