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1. ORDINATIONS OF PRIESTS AND DEACON
Our deacons, Rev. Avoseh Emmanuel, Rev. Chukwujekwu Vincent, Rev. Kefas Martins, Rev. Mereh Kenneth, Rev. Matthew Placide Nougbode and Rev. Mark Okojie, shall be raised to the Order of the Priesthood and Mr. Otukpe Paulmary to the Order of Diaconate ... 
2. Film starring Pope Francis as himself gets first screening at Vatican
Pope Francis’s screen debut in a narrative feature film gets its first official showing on Wednesday night at the Vatican, before the film’s Christmas release. Starring as himself, the head of the Catholic church has a cameo ... 
3. TRANSITION INTO GLORY - REV. FR. CYRIACUS ONUNKWO
It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart but with strong Christian hope that we announce the death of our brother and priest REV. FR. CYRIACUS ONUNKWO who was abducted on Friday 1st. Sept 2017 and was found dead the next day, Sept. 2nd 2017. He had g... 
4. CATHOLIC MEN ORGANISATION (CMO) 5TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
The 5th Annual Convention starts from 10th August 2017 and ends 13th August, 2017 with a Thanksgiving Mass at St Gregory College Ikoyi, Lagos followed by a Reception Ceremony at the same venue.All Men and other faithful are encouraged to attend.... 
5. 5TH YEAR ENTHRONEMENT ANNIVERSARY OF ARCHBISHOP ALFRED A. MARTINS
BEING A STATE OF THE NATION MEDIA ADDRESS BY MOST REV. DR. ALFRED ADEWALE MARTINS, THE METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOP OF LAGOS ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 5TH YEAR ENTHRONEMENT ANNIVERSARY HELD AT HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL, LAGOS, 4TH AUGUST, 2017.   Introduct... 
6. ARCHDIOCESAN NOVENA TOWARDS THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION
The Archdiocesan Novena comes up between the 6th of August and 15th of August, 2017 at the Archdiocesan Marian Shrine, Maryland at 4:30 p.m daily. The theme is Mother of Sorrows, Queen of Peace (Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary).... 
7. ARCHBISHOP’S 5TH INSTALLATION ANNIVERSARY
Tomorrow marks the 5th anniversary of his Grace's installation as the Archbishop of Lagos. There shall be a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Holy Cross Cathedral, at 12 noon on the day of the anniversary. This will be followed by a Press Conference. Kind... 
8. ANNOUNCING THE HOME-CALL OF VERY REV. MSGR. PATRICK SOMI
It is with gratitude to God for a life well spent, that we announce the home-call of The Very Rev. Msgr. PATRICK SOMIDE, who departed this world at about 11:15pm on Thursday 13th July, 2017 after a brief illness. He was aged 97years. He was ordained... 
9. Pope Francis marks 25 years as a bishop
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday morning in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, together with the members of the College of Cardinals present in the city, in order to mark the 25th jubilee of his ordination to the episcopacy. The Dean... 
10. Pope’s India visit could be postponed to 2018 – Card. Gracias ‎
It is very likely that the visit of Pope Francis to India and Bangladesh planned for the end of this year, could be postponed to next year, a prominent Indian Catholic Church leader said on Thursday.  In an interview to National Catholic Reporte... 
11. Happy 58th Birthday Celebration to our Archbishop
Happy Birthday to our Chief Shepherd. We thank God for the gift of your life to us. Your commitment to to the work of evangelization is moving the Archdiocese to greater heights. We are proud to be associated with you. The Clergy, Religious and Lay F... 
12. Pope Francis postpones Corpus Christi celebrations
The director of the Holy See Press Office has made an announcement that Pope Francis has decided to postpone Corpus Christi celebrations. Greg Burke announced on Thursday 18th May 2017: “The Holy Father has decided to postpone the liturgical c... 
13. CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF FATIMA APPARITION IN LAGOS ARCHDIOCESE
The archdiocese will be having her centenary celebration of the Fatima Apparition on Saturday 27th May, 2017 beginning with Rosary Procession starting from National Stadium, Surulere at 7.00am to the Marian Shrine Maryland. The inaugural Mass follows... 
14. ARCHDIOCESAN LAY LEADERS' SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
The Workshop for all Lay Leaders in the Archdiocesan, Deanery, Parish Laity Council, Archdiocesan and Deanery Executives of Lay Organisations/Societies/Associations and members of PPC & PFC, comes up on Saturday, 13th May, 2017. Theme: "Good Lead... 
15. Mater Ecclesiae Monastery
Monthly Retreat: Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, Sangotedo, Lagos organises a day of spiritual retreat for young girls from 15 years and above for the purpose of discerning their vocation. The retreat is scheduled to hold on the first Saturday of every ... 
16. Pastoral Placements
The priests named below are hereby transferred to their respective new places of assignment with effect from FRIDAY, 26TH MAY, 2017. PARISH PRIESTS PARISH AND NAME OF PRIEST 1. Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Ogba - Rev. Fr. Stephen Akinsonwon&... 
17. APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO NIGERIA
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Msgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi. He was born in Melzo (Milan - Italy) on October 8, 1963 and ordained a Priest on October 10, 1987. He holds a Doctorate degree in Canon Law ... 
18. LAGOS ARCHDIOCESAN MUSIC COMMISSION (LAMCOM)
The Lagos Archdiocesan Music Commission (LAMCOM) celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus in a musically grand style as she presents: THE FESTIVAL OF CHORAL CHAMPIONS. It is scheduled to take place as follows: Date: Sunday 30th April 2017. Venue: Our Lad... 
19. 32ND ARCHDIOCESAN YOUTH DAY
This event comes up on the 23rd of April with Holy Mass at Church of the Annunciation, Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah. The reception is at Lagos Business School. We appeal to Parish Priests and Priest-in-Charge to support our youth and also make effor... 
20. Live Stream of the Chrism Mass
Beloved child of God, tomorrow is the Chrism Mass at Holy Cross Cathedral to be led by Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, the Archbishop of Lagos with His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Okogie and All the Priests in this part of the Archdiocese in attenda... 
21. Live Coverage & Streaming of Chrism Mass tomorrow for Satellite Region
Dear Friends in Christ, the 2017 Chrism Mass for Satellite Town region comes up tomorrow at SS. Michael, Raphael & Gabriel Catholic Church. We are all encouraged to attend. Also note that it will be aired live on Lumen Christi Television on DSTV ... 
22. Pope to wash feet of inmates at Paliano prison on Holy Thursday
Pope Francis will wash the feet of inmates at Paliano prison, south of Rome, during the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. The Vatican announced on Thursday that the pope will travel to the penitentiary on the afternoon of April 13th ... 
23. Passion Sunday - April 09, 2017
Introduction: The Church celebrates this sixth Sunday of Lent as both Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday. This is the time of year we stop to remember and relive the events which brought about our redemption and salvation. What we commemorate a... 
24. MASS OF THE CHRISM 2017
This will take on Tuesday 11th April and Thursday 13th April, 2017. Venue: Ss. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael Catholic Church, Satellite Town and Holy Cross Cathedral respectively, Time: 9:00am.... 
25. Pope's charity goes social
People around the world can now connect directly with the Peter’s Pence Office on Twitter (@Obolus_EN) and Instagram. The Office collects donations offered by the faithful as signs of their sharing in the Pope's concerns for the many different ... 
26. Growing cooperation among Christian Churches in Jerusalem
The recent rededication of the ‘Edicule’, or chapel surrounding Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem’s Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, is an important sign of the growing cooperation among the different Christian Churches in the Holy... 
27. Pope sends video message for World Youth Day 2017
Pope Francis sent a video message to young people on Tuesday to help them prepare for the XXXII World Youth Day, which is being celebrated at the diocesan level on Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017. The theme of this year's WYD is “The Mighty One... 
28. Fertility Week
The Family and Human Life Unit (FHLU) in conjunction with Fertility Care Centre of Africa (FCCaf) marks this year’s fertility week from the 19th to 26th of March, 2017. During the week and in selected Parishes, Doctors, Fertility Practitioners ... 
29. “Children they are! not Slaves” JDPC Rally
The Justice Development and Peace Commission Archdiocese of Lagos will be organizing a rally to mark the international day of prayer and awareness against trafficking in persons with the theme: “Children they are! not Slaves”. The rally w... 
30. Cardinal Parolin on anniversary of Francis' pontificate
Jorge Bergoglio became the 266th Pope on March 13, 2013. His humble and direct style was immediately clear as he uttered his first words as pontiff: “buona sera.”  Four years on, his reform of the Church and of the Curia p... 
31. Archdiocesan Lenten Pilgrimage
The annual Archdiocesan Lenten Pilgrimage holds on Saturday, 11th March, 2017. The venue is Ave Maria Grotto, 32 Kusenla Road, Ikate-Lekki, Lagos. Theme: MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT ON THE WORD OF GODMATTHEW4:4. Time: 9.00AM All Priests ... 
32. Pope Francis begins Lenten Spiritual Exercises
Pope Francis and members of the Vatican Curia travelled on Sunday afternoon to the "Casa del Divin Maestro,” a retreat centre in Ariccia, located in the Alban hills just outside Rome. They are taking part in the week-long Cu... 
33. Pope: true fasting is helping others
True fasting is helping your neighbour; while false fasting mixes religiosity with dirty deals and the bribes of vanity. That was the message of Pope Francis at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday. The readings of the day speak about ... 
34. ARCHDIOCESAN CYON ESSAY COMPETITION
 In a bid to awaken the creative genius and enormous potential in our youth, we are organizing an Essay Competition on the Topic: “The Almighty Has Done Great Things for Me, Holy Is His Name.” The competition is open to all Catholic ... 
35. A FEW THOUGHTS ON LENT
May I remind all of the following regarding the season of Lent: a. Abstinence: All the faithful who have reached 14 years of age and above are required to abstain totally from meat or favourite dish or drink on Ash Wednesday (1st of Mar... 
36. Lenten Reflection for the Forty (40) days of Lent on Radio
Good Morning Beloved in Christ. Please be informed that the Archbishop, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, shall be giving a Lenten Reflection for the Forty (40) days of Lent on Radio One 103.5FM by 6:05am and 8:55pm daily. Also, on Rhythm FM by 5:30p... 
37. Ash Wednesday
Dear friends in Christ... This is to inform us that Ash Wednesday comes up this Wednesday, 1st of March. It marks the beginning of Lent and we are all encouraged to attend Mass and receive Ash as a sign of our Faith.... 
38. Pope Francis: Message for World Day of the Sick
The World Day of the Sick, established by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1993, is celebrated each year on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, 11 February. This year marks the 25th annual commemoration of the day. The theme chosen for World Day of the... 
39. Valentine’s Day with the Archbishop
This annual event will come up on Saturday, 11th February, 2017 at Catholic Church of the Ascension, International Airport Road, Ikeja with the theme: “God is Love (1 Jn:8)”. Topic: “The Love of God as the Essence of G... 
40. Pope's February Prayer Intention: Welcome the Needy
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February is to Comfort for the Afflicted: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities. The Apostleship of ... 
41. Celebrating The International Day of Prayer in Memory of St. Bakhita
This year’s celebration of the international Day of prayer and awareness against Human Trafficking focuses on “Trafficking in Children: Children they are and not slaves”. With the following activities; Press Conferrence -   ... 
42. Pope blesses sculpture celebrating culture of welcome for migrants
Pope Francis has again expressed his closeness and concern for migrants and refugees by blessing a sculpture to be placed in the port of the Sicilian Island of Lampedusa, the gateway to Europe for hundreds of thousands f... 
43. Pope Francis calls for continued prayer for Christian Unity
Following the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis noted that we are currently in the midst of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has for its theme this year “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us.” He noted that the... 
44. Pope: Luther’s intention was to renew the Church, not divide her
Pope Francis on Thursday said that “the intention of Martin Luther five hundred years ago was to renew the Church, not divide her”. Speaking to members of an Ecumenical Delegation from Finland who are in the Vatican to take part in the... 
45. LUMEN CHRISTI CATHOLIC TV ON DSTV CHANNEL 350
COME 17TH JANUARY, 2017 AFRICA'S FIRST CATHOLIC TV NETWORK WILL BE LAUNCHED ON THE DSTV PLATFORM AT EXACTLY 11.00 HOURS (CAT). LUMEN CHRISTI TV WAS ESTABLISHED BY AN AFRICAN FOR AFRICAN CATHOLICS, BROADCASTING THE PRACTICE OF CATHOLICISM BY AFRICANS... 
46. Pope writes to young people ahead of Synod on Vocational Discernment
Pope Francis has written a letter to young people as the Church prepares for a Synod of Bishops on the theme: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”. The Pope’s letter was published on Friday ahead of a... 
47. Pope Epiphany: Magi personify all who believe and long for God
 Pope Francis on Friday celebrated Mass for the feast of the Epiphany telling the faithful in St Peter's Basilica the Magi personify all those who believe and long for God. The 6th of January is synonymous with the Magi who, following a star ... 
48. Pope to meet with earthquake victims on eve of Epiphany
On Thursday, 5 January, the Vigil of Epiphany, Pope Francis will meet at the Vatican with victims of the devastating earthquakes that struck central Italy in the course of the past year. Almost 300 people were killed in an earthquake that struck nea... 
49. Pope urges Bishops to protect lives of children
Pope Francis has written to the Bishops of the world condemning all forms of oppression and exploitation of children. His words come in a letter signed on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which takes place each year on December 28, during the Octave ... 
50. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in advance!
It's Christmas! Let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich because God has visited his people in the Christ-Child and has remained with humanity as EMMANUEL! He has given sight to the blind; voice to the dumb; strength to the weak; heal... 
51. Small Christian Community Workshop
There will be a workshop for all S.C.C. facilitators and leaders in the Archdiocese at Holy Cross Cathedral on Saturday 3rd December, 2016 by 10: 00am... 
52. Vatican announces themes for upcoming World Youth Days
The Dicastery for Laity, the Family, and Life issued a communiqué on Tuesday listing the themes for the next three World Youth Days (WYD). The press release notes that the themes were chosen by Pope Francis “for the three-year World You... 
53. Now is a time of mercy: Pope issues new Apostolic Letter
Although the Extraordinary Jubilee Year has concluded, we are still living in a “time of mercy.” That was the message of Pope Francis in a lengthy Apostolic Letter, entitled Misericordia et misera, (“Mercy and Misery”), issued... 
54. SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
The celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King comes up on Sunday, 20th November, 2016. It marks the end of the 2015/2016 Liturgical Year. On this day, Eucharistic Procession is held throughout Nigeria. The Procession at Holy Cross Cathedral beg... 
55. Pope urges all Christians to journey together towards unity
Pope Francis revealed on Thursday that the search for Christian unity is one of his principle concerns, one that he prays may be shared by every baptized person. The Pope’s words came as he met in the Vatican with participants at a plenary sess... 
56. Last Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage (YABA)
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that YABA DEANERY will be the LAST deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... November 8th ST. DOMINIC’S, Yaba. OUR LADY QUEEN OF NIGERIA, Clegg. ST. T... 
57. 2016 Purgatorian Week
All Purgatorian Societies in the Archdiocese are expected to observe a week-long activity in their various Parishes. The Purgatorian Week begins on Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th November, 2016. Prior to the week is the commemoration of the Feast of All... 
58. All Souls’ Day
Today is the feast of All Souls. This feast reminds us of human finitude and mortality. On this day, the Church remembers and prays for the Souls of the Faithful Departed. We are therefore encouraged to express our solidarity with the souls in purga... 
59. All Saints’ Day
Dear Friends in Christ, today is the Solemnity of All Saints.. All Saints’ Day is a Holy Day of Obligation set aside to remember and celebrate all the Saints and Martyrs throughout Christian history, known or unknown, canonized or... 
60. Expectations for the Pope's ecumenical encounter in Sweden
Pope Francis departs on a historic visit to Sweden on Monday for a joint commemoration of the Reformation, together with leaders of the Lutheran World Federation. During the 26 hour visit, he’ll also celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of All Sain... 
61. Pope Francis: ‘the Rosary is the prayer of my heart’
Pope Francis on Wednesday reminded the faithful that the month ofOctober is dedicated to theRosary and invited all believers to recite the Marian prayer. In a tweet, just a few days ago, on the day when the Church celebrates the feast of t... 
62. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage (SURULERE)
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that SURULERE DEANERY will again be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch B - October 25th SS. MULUMBA & DAVID, Lawanson. CHRIST THE KING, Ilasamaja. ... 
63. Papal apartment in Castel Gandolfo opens to public
A press release from the Holy See announced that beginning on October 22nd, the pontifical apartment in the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo will be opened to the public for the first time ever. Visits to the formerly private apartment are b... 
64. Pope Francis canonizes seven new Saints
Pope Francis on Sunday canonized seven new Saints including Argentina's “gaucho priest'' Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. Know as “Cura Brochero”, the Argentinian who made it his mission to take the Gospel message of sa... 
65. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage (SURULERE)
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that SURULERE DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - October 18th OUR LADY OF FATIMA, Aguda, Surulere. ST. ANTHONY’S ... 
66. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage (SATELLITE DEANERY)
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that SATELLITE DEANERY will again be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch B - October 11th SS. PETER & PAUL, Tedi. ST. PATRICK’S, Alaba. ... 
67. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR LATE REV. FR. PETER ALEXANDER MAIKU
As earlier announced, our brother and Priest, Rev. Fr. Peter Maiku, passed on from this life on the 3rd of October, 2016 at the age of 47 after a brief illness. Please find bellow the burial arrangements:  WEDNESDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 2016: MIDDAY MASS... 
68. TRANSITION INTO GLORY - REV. FR. PETER MAIKU
It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart, and yet with total submission to the will of God, that I announce the passing of our brother and priest, Rev. Fr. Peter Maiku, who departed this earth at about 6:20pm yesterday evening after a brief illness... 
69. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage (SATELLITE DEANERY)
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that SATELLITE DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - October 4th SS. MICHEAL, GABRIEL & RAPHEAL, Satellite Town. ST. MARTIN DE PO... 
70. Theme for the 2017 World Day for Social Communications
The theme for the Church’s 2017 World Day for Social Communications was published on Thursday. The theme or motto chosen for this event is: “Fear not, for I am with you” (Is 43.5). Communicating hope and trust in our time.  Th... 
71. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage (All Other Societies)
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that ALL OTHER SOCIETIES will be the next to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage tomorrow the 27th of September 2016...   Kindly contact your parish office for information... 
72. ARCHDIOCESAN PRIESTLY ORDINATION
Our deacons, Rev. Atoyebi Christopher, Rev. Emiri Emmanuel and Rev. Ezeigwe Vitalis, shall be raised to the Order of the Priesthood on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland. We are all invited, the time is 10.00am. Let u... 
73. CANONIZATION OF BLESSED MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA
Following the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta on the 4th of September 2016, there shall be a Holy Mass to commemorate this event in our Archdiocese on September 17, 2016 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Ketu by 10.00am. The Archbisho... 
74. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that MARYLAND DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - September 13th CHURCH OF RESURRECTION, Magodo. ST. AGNES, Maryland. OUR... 
75. Pope welcomes first female resident Australian ambassador
Pope Francis met on Thursday with the new Australian ambassador to the Holy See, Melissa Hitchman, who presented her credentials. The newest member of the Vatican’s diplomatic corps is an experienced career officer with Australia’s depar... 
76. Relics of St Teresa venerated in Rome following canonization
The celebration of the life and sanctity of Mother Teresa of Calcutta will continue in Rome in the days following her canonization on Sunday. On Monday, the 19th anniversary of St Teresa’s death, the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro ... 
77. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage (TERTIARY INSTITUTION AND YOUTH CORPERS)
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that TERTIARY INSTITUTION AND YOUTH CORPERS will be the next to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage tomorrow the 6th of September 2016...   Kindly contact your parish office fo... 
78. Preparing for Mother Teresa’s canonization - In the heart of the Jubilee
More than 100,000 faithful are expected to gather in St Peter's Square on Sunday morning, 4 September, for the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, which will be presided over by Pope Francis. The celebration, which is one of the key moments of... 
79. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that LEKKI DEANERY will again be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch B - August 30th SS. PHILIP & JAMES, Lekki. CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION, V.G.C, Lekki. ... 
80. At Audience, Pope prays Rosary for earthquake victims
In the wake of the powerful earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday, Pope Francis at the General Audience postponed his prepared catechesis, and led the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square in the recitation of the Sorrowful My... 
81. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that LEKKI DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - August 23rd CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE DIVINE MERCY, Lekki Phase 1. ST. THERESA&rsq... 
82. Singles Day with the Archbishop
Day 2: Saturday, 20th August, 2016 Activity: Reception and Carnival by 9:00am starting with the Holy Mass Theme: Love and Mercy: Showing mercy through acts of love Keynote Address by: His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins Topic: Marriag... 
83. SILVER JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY & PERPETUAL PROFESSION OF VOWS
SPECIAL INVITATION: The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, African Province cordially invite the Clergy, Religious and the Lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Lagos to the SILVER JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY of Religious Profession of Sr. Elizabeth Ngozi Njoku... 
84. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage (All Societies)
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that ALL SOCIETIES in the Archdiocese will be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage come August 16th Kindly contact your parish office or society president for information on participa... 
85. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that LAGOS ISLAND DEANERY the host deanery will still be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch B - August 9th HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL, Lagos. OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP... 
86. IN FOUR YEARS (Tribute to our Chief Shepherd)
It's the 4th Anniversary of the installation of Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins as the Archbishop of Lagos. How quickly time flies!   These four years have been marked by unprecedented physical, pastoral and spiritual developments.   I... 
87. ARCHBISHOP’S INSTALLATION ANNIVERSARY
August 4, 2016 marks the 4th anniversary of the installation of Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins as the Archbishop of Lagos. There will be Mass at 12noon in the Cathedral to commemorate the event. Kindly remember him in your prayers that he may b... 
88. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that LAGOS ISLAND DEANERY the host deanery will be the next to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - August 2nd ST. MICHEAL’S Lafiaji. ST. PATRICK'S I... 
89. CYON breaks Pilgrimage Record
For God and For Youth... Through Christ!!! was the resounding slogan, when the future of our Archdiocese visited the Cathedral yesterday. With almost 4,000 pilgrims... CYON proved true to their laudable spirit as they broke the record for the highest... 
90. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that next Tuesday, July 26 will be the turn of all YOUTHS in the archdiocese to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage...   Kindly contact your parish office for information on partici... 
91. Schedule of Pope’s Assisi pilgrimage released
More details have been released about Pope Francis’ upcoming pilgrimage for the eighth centenary of Franciscan feast of the “Pardon of Assisi.” On 4 Aug, the Pope will make a private pilgrimage to Assisi, a small medieval town... 
92. Pope sends video message to WYD participants and to the Polish nation
Pope Francis has sent his personal greetings to young people from throughout the world gathering in Krakow for World Youth Day and to all the people of the “beloved Polish nation” as he prepares to travel to Poland next week. The Pope&rs... 
93. 14 Sept: Africa to be consecrated to the Divine Mercy
The Holy Father, Pope Francis Monday appointed Cardinal Pasinya Laurent Monsengwo, the Archbishop of Kinshasa (DRC), as his special envoy to the Third Congress for Africa and Madagascar on Divine Mercy (AMACOM), which will be held in Kigali (Rwanda... 
94. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that ISOLO DEANERY will again be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch B - July 12th SS TIMOTHY & TITUS, Isheri-Oshun. ST. PETER’S, Ejigbo. ST. MARY&r... 
95. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that ISOLO DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - July 5th St. Francis, Idimu Holy Rosary, Arida St. Lawrence, Isheri-Olofin St. ... 
96. RECENT PASTORAL PLACEMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS
We hereby bring to your notice the pastoral placements and appointments of the following priests: 1. Rev. Fr. Anthony Okeke - Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Onireke (Parish Priest) 2. Rev. Fr. Innocent Chiamaka - Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Aiyetoro ... 
97. Pope at Audience: it’s one thing to talk mercy, another to live it
Today the Lord invites us to make a serious examination of conscience, Pope Francis said Thursday at a special Jubilee audience at St Peter’s Square in Rome. It’s one thing to talk mercy but quite another to live it, he said. Mercy is not... 
98. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that next Tuesday, June 28 will be the turn of all SECONDARY SCHOOLS in the archdiocese to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage...   Kindly contact your parish office for information... 
99. Pope calls for solidarity ahead of UN World Refugee Day
Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for solidarity with refugees as he noted that Monday marks the annual United Nations World Refugee Day. The Pope recalled that the theme for this year’s event is ‘We stand together #With Refugees&rsqu... 
100. Happy 80th Birthday & Golden Jubilee to Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie
The Archdiocese of Lagos on this great day, felicitate with our Archbishop Emeritus, His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Okogie who turns 80 years old today and also celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his Priestly ordination. We pray our Good Lord continue ... 
101. Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie 80th Birthday and 50th Priestly Anniversary
Celebration of Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie 80th Birthday and 50th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination. We give thanks to God for the gift of his life and his ministry in the Archdiocese. These two events are important milestones and landmarks th... 
102. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that IPAJA DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - June 7th St. Ferdinand, Ipaja St. Alphonsus, Aboru St. Patrick's, Igbogila St. An... 
103. HAPPY 57TH BIRTHDAY, YOUR GRACE
We felicitate and congratulate our amiable and benevolent Chief Shepherd. Archbishop, Most. Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, as he clocks 57 today. We pray God to bless him with His choicest gifts and enrich him with more Wisdom and Insight as he co... 
104. Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins 57th birthday
June 1st 2016 marks our Chief Shepherd, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins 57th birthday. Kindly include special intentions in your prayers for our Archbishop. There shall be a Mass of thanksgiving at the Holy Cross Cathedral by 12.00 noon and a ... 
105. Children’s Day Celebration
His Grace, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins wishes all children of the Archdiocese of Lagos a Happy Children's Day. The Children’s Day Celebration this year will hold in parishes across the Archdiocese on May 29, 2016. We request that adequat... 
106. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that IKORODU DEANERY will again be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch B - May 24th Good Shepherd, Owode-Ajegunle St. Patrick's, Owode-Ibeshe Divine Mercy Chaplaincy, Ije... 
107. Pope Francis: ‘To ignore the poor is to despise God’
Pope Francis says that to ignore the poor is to despise God and that the Lord’s mercy for us is tightly connected to our own mercy for others. Speaking on Wednesday morning at the weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square the Pope also dec... 
108. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that IKORODU DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - May 17th Corpus Christi, Egbin St. Monica's, Igbogbo St. Augustine's, Ikorodu S... 
109. SOLEMNITY OF THE MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (MATER ECCLESIAE)
The Solemnity of the Mother of the Church, Patroness of the Archdiocese of Lagos comes up on Saturday before the Vigil of Pentecost each year which falls on the 14th of May, 2016, this year. The Title of Mary Mother Church was originally proclaimed b... 
110. 50th World Communication Day
In celebration of the 50th World Communication Day yesterday, the Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins held a press conference in the Cathedral with media practitioners in attendance. The Conference started at 1.00pm, with the openi... 
111. Dinner reception for Most Rev. Vincenzo Paglia
Dinner reception for Most Rev. Vincenzo Paglia (President of the Pontifical Council of the Family) held in Cathedral's Community Centre. In attendance was the Director of the Family and Human Life Unit (FHLU)of the Archdiocese, Mrs Bridget Itsueli. ... 
112. Most Rev. Vincenzo Paglia ( President of the Pontifical Council of the Family ) Celebrates Mass at the Cathedral
Homily of Most Rev. Vincenzo Paglia ( President of the Pontifical Council of the Family ) : I greet you all, people of Lagos and I bring you the good wishes and fraternal blessing of His Holiness, Pope Francis. We are gathered here this afterno... 
113. Pope Francis receives International Charlemagne Prize
Pope Francis on Friday received the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, Germany, from Marcel Philipp, the Lord Mayor of the German city. The International Charlemagne Prize is awarded for work done in the service of European unification. The P... 
114. International Nurses Week
The Catholic Nurses Guild in the Archdiocese shall be celebrating this year’s International Nurses Week with a three day workshop from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May, 2016. Also, there will be screening on cervical and prostate cancer on the 1st ... 
115. Marian Devotion
It is Mary’s month in the Season of Easter and all of nature rejoices with the Queen of heaven at the Resurrection of the Son she was worthy to bear. As spring blossoms and new life sprouts, we spend this month full of joy and hope with Mary in... 
116. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that IKEJA DEANERY will again be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch B - May 3rd St. John The Evangelist, Ladipo, Oshodi. St. Timothy’s, Ojodu. Church O... 
117. Pope confirms decrees for causes of Saints
A number of causes for canonization were advanced on Tuesday, including an Italian diocesan priest. A miracle attributed to Blessed Alfonso Maria Fusco clears the way for his canonization.  Another miracle, attributed to the intercession of t... 
118. Confirmation of Catechumen at St Charles, Olodi, Apapa
Mass celebrated on the 24th of April at St Charles, Olodi, Apapa, by His Grace, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins, Msgr. Jerome Oduntan and Msgr. Anthony Erinle. Over 500 catechumen was confirmed. In his Homily, the Archbishop urged the catechumens ... 
119. Catholic Mothers visit the Archbishop
Catholic Mothers pay a courtesy visit to His Grace, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins at the Chancery today... 
120. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that IKEJA DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - April 26th St. Leo’s, Ikeja. St. Francis, Oregun, Ikeja. Our Lady Of The... 
121. Pope takes 12 Syrian refugees with him on plane back to Rome
Pope Francis took three Syrian families and their six children back with him on the plane to Italy when he left the Greek island of Lesbos after his 6-hour visit there. The Syrian refugees, numbering 12 in total, were chosen from amongst those who w... 
122. Vatican announces the schedule for Pope’s visit to Lesbos
Pope Francis will spend six hours on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16, where – together with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymus II – he ... 
123. 2nd National Meeting of Families
The Opening Mass and Ceremonies for the 2nd National Meeting of Families was held on Tuesday 12th at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland. Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins gave the welcome address, while Archbishop Augustine Akubueze of Benin A... 
124. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that FESTAC DEANERY will again be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage tomorrow... Batch B - April 12th Church Of Nativity, Festac Church of Visitation, Festac St. Cyri... 
125. Class of '96 Reunion
Meeting of his Grace, with Priests from the class of '96 to discuss their 20th anniversary. Hosted by Fr. Omofuma Pius and Fr. Enearu Stephens of the Archdiocese of Lagos. ... 
126. Mary's 'yes' to God changed history, Pope Francis says
Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Annunciation on Monday by reflecting on the power of Mary’s “yes” to God. “Mary’s ‘yes’ opens the door to Jesus’ ‘yes’: I have come to do Your will, thi... 
127. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that FESTAC DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - April 5th Holy Family, Festac Church of Annunciation, Festac Church of Presen... 
128. 'She's in heaven' – Pope Francis on Mother Angelica
Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a special blessing for Mother Angelica following her death on Easter Sunday, expressing his confidence that she is already in heaven. “She’s in heaven.” The Pope pointed to the sky as he spoke thes... 
129. Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, dies on Easter
The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), pas... 
130. Pope at Easter Vigil urges us to let Risen Christ into our lives
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday evening presided at the Easter Vigil in St Peter’s Basilica, with the baptism of 12 catechumens from Italy, Albania, Cameroon, Korea, India and China. In his homily the Pope reflected on the actions of ... 
131. Good Friday and the Annunciation: The Promise and Its Fulfillment
Only a few times a century does Good Friday fall on March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation, and this year will be the last such occurrence in any of our lifetimes. While we aren’t likely to hear much of this liturgical coinc... 
132. Chrism Mass 2016
The 2016 Masses of Chrism come up on Tuesday of Holy week, March, 22nd, 2016 at Ss. Michael, Raphael & Gabriel Catholic Church, Satellite Town, Lagos, and on Holy Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at the Holy Cross Cathedral at 9:00 a.m prompt. In keepi... 
133. Pope Francis launches "Franciscus" Instagram account
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis today launched his new INSTAGRAM account with a tweet in which he said: "I am beginning a new journey, on Instagram, to walk with you along the path of the mercy and tenderness of God." It was Pope Francis himself who in... 
134. Lights switched off at St Peter’s to mark Earth Hour
(Vatican Radio) St Peter’s Basilica is among many world famous landmarks that will be switching off the lights on its facade and dome for an hour on Saturday evening, from 8.30 to 9.30 pm, to mark "Earth Hour" and show its concern for the fut... 
135. Pope-emeritus: Francis teaches need for God's mercy
(Vatican Radio) Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI has given a very rare public interview to the newspaper of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Avvenire. Conducted by renowned theologian, Fr. Jacques Servais SJ, the interview focuses on two h... 
136. Mother Teresa, four others, to be canonized
(Vatican Radio) At a public Consistory held on Tuesday, Pope Francis gave his approval for the canonization of five new saints. The Public Ordinary Consistory for the Canonisation of Blesseds began with the celebration of Terce (Midmorning... 
137. WYD Krakow 2016 draft schedule released
(Vatican Radio) A draft of the program of the trip that Pope Francis will make to Poland from July 27 to 31 in the context of the 31st World Youth Day was presented in Krakow on Saturday. According to the provisional schedule, the Pope is to ... 
138. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that EPE DEANERY will still be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage next week... Batch B - Mar. 15th Holy Rosary, Ibeju Lekki. St. Theresa’s, Epe. Immacualte Conc... 
139. Mother Teresa’s canonization date expected on March 15
Pope Francis will hold an ordinary public consistory of cardinals in the Vatican March 15, during which he will sign the decree for the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata and four others.  The dates and venue  of their saintho... 
140. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that EPE DEANERY will be visiting our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage tomorrow... Batch A - Mar. 8th Catholic Church Of Annunciation, Abraham Adesanya. Regina Pacis, Sangotedo. ... 
141. Pope Francis leads Penitential Celebration at St Peter's
(Vatican Radio) As part of ongoing celebrations for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis on Friday evening delivered the homily at a special "Penitential Celebration" in St Peter's Basilica.  Below, please find the full text of Pope Francis'... 
142. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that EPE DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - Mar. 8th Catholic Church Of Annunciation, Abraham Adesanya. Regina Pacis, Sangote... 
143. Pope: 'Church does not need "blood money" but openness to God's mercy'
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says the Church has no need for “blood” money that derives from exploitation of people; what it needs is that the hearts of faithful be open to God’s mercy. Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter&... 
144. Pope Francis: Divine mercy forgives and forgets
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican on Tuesday morning. In remarks to the faithful following the readings of the day, the Holy Father spoke on the season of Lent as a privileged time in ... 
145. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that BADAGRY DEANERY will again be visiting our beautiful Cathedral tomorrow on pilgrimage... Batch B - Mar. 1stSt. Andrews, IlembaSt. John's, IlufeHoly Spirit, AyetoroSt. Joseph, AradagunBlessed Tansi, Ma... 
146. Pope Francis meets with children who wrote letters for new book
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has met with several of the children who wrote him letters for his new book, “Dear Pope Francis,” which was presented to him during the meeting. The young people were accompanied by the President of... 
147. Pope Francis: God is real, too many Christians are fake
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday morning described Christianity as a religion that by its very nature must act for good, not a “religion of saying” made of hypocrisy and vanity. The Holy Father was speaking at Mass in the Chapel of... 
148. Pope: Christians called to work to abolish death penalty
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has said that “all Christians and people of good will are called today to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty,” but also to improve conditions in prisons, out of respect for the human dignity ... 
149. Pope Francis venerates icon of Salus Populi Romani after Mexico trip
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis stopped at the Archbasilica of Saint Mary Major after arriving in Rome from Mexico on Thursday afternoon. His plane landed at Rome’s Ciampino Airport, and the Holy Father went by car to the Basilica, before returnin... 
150. Year Of Mercy Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that BADAGRY DEANERY will be the next deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - Feb. 23rd Sacred Heart, Badagry Holy Family, Ajare St. Leo's, Ikoga Zebbe, Badag... 
151. INDULGENCES
My dear bros and sisters in Christ, I warmly welcome you all to the pilgrimage of today as I pray that the Lord in His goodness will make your journey and sacrifices bear abundant fruits for your journey of faith in Christ. May you be renewed in life... 
152. Coronation of the Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe
(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of Holy Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis led the faithful in the Rite of Coronation of the image of the Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe. The miraculous image dates back to 153... 
153. Pope Francis: Missionaries of Mercy a "living sign" of God's forgiveness
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday evening met with the Missionaries of Mercy, who are priests given special faculties to absolve even sins reserved to the Holy See. The Missionaries of Mercy are being commissioned by the Holy Father during the... 
154. Pope Francis meets with "Padre Pio" Prayer Groups
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday greeted members of“Padre Pio” Prayer Groups, who are in Rome to venerate the relics of the great saint, which have been translated to St. Peter’s Basilica and are there exposed for ... 
155. Relics of Saint Pio and St Leopold arrive in Rome
(Vatican Radio) On Wednesday two great saints, renowned for their holiness and for their dedication to the Sacrament of Confession, came to Rome as part of celebrations for the Jubilee of Mercy. Huge crowds greeted the arrival of the relics of Saint... 
156. Pope closes Year of Consecrated Life, calls religious to make courageous choices
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday called on consecrated men and women to make courageous and prophetic choices, to not be afraid of getting their hands dirty and of walking the geographical and existential peripheries of mankind today.&nbs... 
157. Pope Francis meets with President of Togo
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday received the President of the Republic of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, who later met Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State, who was accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the &... 
158. General Audience: God of Mercy is not indifferent
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke about God’s mercy throughout history, and in our own day. In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis noted that the Lord always accompanied the people of Israel, and showed how God continues to... 
159. Pope Francis: 'Lent is a favourable time for conversion'
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is asking us to live this Lenten period as a favourable time for conversion during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. In his message for Lent entitled “I desire mercy and not sacrifice. The works of mercy on the r... 
160. Pope Francis: homily for Christian Unity Vespers
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered the homily at the closing Vespers of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the Basilica of St. Paul "Outside the Walls" in Rome on Monday evening. Below, please find Vatican Radio's full English translation ... 
161. The Pope decrees that not only men may be chosen for the washing of the feet in the Liturgy of Holy Thursday
Vatican City, 21 January 2016 (VIS) – The Holy Father has written a letter, dated 20 December 2014 and published today, to Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, in which he d... 
162. Pope: Welcome pilgrims in this Jubilee Year http://bit.ly/1VcSI6S
(Vatican Radio) Three thousand pilgrimage operators and rectors of shrines gathered in the Paul VI hall on Thursday to hear Pope Francis speak about the beauty and devotion of those who go on pilgrimages and visit shines, especially in this Jubi... 
163. Vatican Office offers help to homeless woman and baby
(Vatican Radio) The Office of Papal Charities has offered hospitality for one year, on behalf of Pope Francis, to a homeless Romanian woman who gave birth to a child overnight on the street located in front of St. Peter’s Basilica. The incident... 
164. St Gregory relic returns to Rome at start of Christian Unity week
(Vatican Radio) A precious treasure from the Rome Church of San Gregorio al Celio was brought back home on Monday after spending a week on loan to Canterbury Cathedral for a meeting of worldwide Anglican leaders there. The head of a crozier, or past... 
165. Official Start of the Year of Mercy Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ... This is announce that the official Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to the Cathedral, starts today and will run through the year till the 20th of November. The Cathedral welcomes the following parishes from Agege Deanery: St. Cy... 
166. Pope makes surprise visit to homes for elderly and disabled
(Vatican Radio) In a surprise move on Friday afternoon Pope Francis continued with his program of putting mercy into practice during this Jubilee Year by visiting two homes for elderly and disabled people on the outskirts of Rome. A statement from t... 
167. Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to announce that AGEGE DEANERY will be the first deanery to visit our beautiful Cathedral on pilgrimage... Batch A - Jan. 19th St. Cyprians Oko-Oba, St. Theresa Ifako Ijaiye, St. Catherine Alakuko, St. Thomas Onil... 
168. ‘The Name of God is Mercy’: new book by Pope Francis
(Vatican Radio)  “The Name of God is Mercy” is the title of a new book set to be released in 86 countries on Tuesday (12 Jan), in which Pope Francis reveals his vision of God’s mercy in a series of interviews with Vatican repor... 
169. Pope Francis: Message - World Day for Migrants and Refugees
(Vatican Radio) The World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday 17thJanuary 2016. Pope Francis' message to mark the day was released in October 2015. Based on the theme, “Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response... 
170. Year Of Mercy Local Pilgrimage
Dear Friends in Christ, this is to remind you of our Local Pilgrimage, which takes place in our Archdiocese from Jan. 19th - Nov 20th at the HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL. Time: 10am - 3pm, every Tuesday. Contact your Parish Office for information on how to p... 
171. Pope Francis: Church doesn’t shine with its own light
(Vatican Radio) In his homily at Mass celebrating the solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis said the Church is called to be a missionary Church and announcing Christ is not a profession and nor is it about proselytism. He said the Church cannot del... 
172. Concert for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
(Vatican Radio) The “Hall of Assumption” in the Vatican Radio studios located in the Vatican Gardens on Wednesday afternoon hosted a special musical performance. It included a special member of the audience too – Pope Emeritus Bened... 
173. Pope Francis visits Greccio to pray at site of first crib scene
Pope Francis made a private visit to the Italian hilltown of Greccio in the Lazio region north of Rome on Monday afternoon, where he met with the local Franciscan community. The town is well known as the place where, in December 1223, St. Francis se... 
174. Pope Francis opens Holy Door at St Mary Major
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday evening celebrated Mass and opened the Holy Door at the papal Basilica of St Mary Major.  The Basilica of St Mary Major, also known as Our Lady of the Snows, is one of the oldest churches dedicated to the ... 
175. Pope Francis: Last General Audience of 2015 (full text)
With the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square for the last General Audience of 2015, Pope Francis spoke about Christmas and addressed a special thought to the victims of the recent natural disasters that struck the Americas and Great Britain.... 
176. Pope Francis: prayers for US, UK, South America storm victims
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called for prayerful solidarity with victims of natural disasters that recently struck parts of the United States, Great Britain, and South America (in particular Paraguay). The Holy Father’s appeal came at the en... 
177. Pope Francis: prayers for US, UK, South America storm victims
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called for prayerful solidarity with victims of natural disasters that recently struck parts of the United States, Great Britain, and South America (in particular Paraguay). The Holy Father’s appeal came at the en... 
178. Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins visits prisoners on Boxing Day
About 2068 inmates in a prison of 800 persons capacity. 210 have been convicted. The remaining are awaiting trials for crimes that range from traffic offenses, inability to pay meager fines, no body to perfect their bail and felonies. The inmates or ... 
179. Jesus, A Child Of Promise
“My dear Brothers and Sister, It is a day of Joy and thanksgiving” , these were the opening statement of His Grace, Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, the Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos as he offers his homily at the Holy Cross Cath... 
180. Pope Francis is awarded the International Charlemagne Prize
Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has been awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, the oldest and best-known prize awarded for work done in the service of European unification. The announcement was made on Wednesday in the city of Aachen; t... 
181. Pope Francis to celebrate Jubilee of Mercy for the Family
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy for Families on Sunday 27 December, Feast of the Holy Family. The Pope ushered in the Jubilee Year of Mercy on 8 December, the day the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate... 
182. Pope tells Roman Curia to "return to the essentials"
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has urged the Roman Curia to “return to the essentials” and follow a path of gratitude, conversion, renewal, penance and reconciliation as indicated by the Year of Mercy. The Pope was addressing members of ... 
183. Pope Francis: let's feel the wonder of meeting Jesus Christ, 'the great gift of God'
Ahead of Christmas, Pope Francis spoke on the surprise of God and his great gift in sending Jesus Christ to save mankind. “God gives us all of Himself by giving His one and only Son, who is all his joy – and only with the heart of ... 
184. Pope Francis meets with railroad workers--and reminds them of God's mercy
Pope Francis on Saturday addressed rail workers, remembering the hard and sometimes deadly work that built the railways of Italy. He invited them all to embrace God’s “medicine of mercy” in the Catholic Church’s year of Mercy.... 
185. It’s official! Mother Teresa is going to be canonized
Vatican City, Dec 18, 2015 / 02:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After months of anticipation, the miracle allowing for the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta has officially been approved by the Vatican, though as of now no specific date for the ev... 
186. Pope to open Holy Door at Rome homeless centre
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will on Friday open a Holy Door at a newly refurbished homeless centre run by the Church near Rome's main train station. Lydia O'Kane went along to see the newly completed project which offers a bed, a meal and ... 
187. The Holy Door
Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy: twelve months for us to focus on and deepen our gratitude for the lov- ing mercy of God. As with all jubilee years, the Year of Mercy will include the use of a Holy Door, a specially designated entra... 
188. Pope approves decrees for 17 on path to sainthood
(Vatican Radio) On Monday, 14 December 2015, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to ... 
189. As Jesus' birth nears, sadness is 'not allowed,' Pope says
On Gaudete Sunday Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of Rome’s basilica of St. John Lateran, telling attendees that the joy of Jesus’ birth overcomes the sadness caused by hatred and violence. As Christmas approaches, “we cannot let... 
190. Pope Francis opens Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica, opens Jubilee
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday opened the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, inaugurating the Jubilee of Mercy. The ceremony took place after he celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in St. Peter’s Square... 
191. Pope Francis: Homily for Inauguration of the Jubilee
(Vatican Radio) On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis solemnly inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Mercy with the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. “This Extraordinary Holy Yea... 
192. Pope Francis receives Book of Gospels for the Jubilee
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday received the Book of Gospels which will be used for the liturgies of the upcoming Jubilee. The Book was presented by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of th... 
193. Pope Francis: I went to Africa with Message of Hope
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis spoke about his recently concluded trip to Africa duringhis weekly general audience in Wednesday. The full text of the English-language summary is below: Dear Brothers and Sisters:  My recent Apostolic Journey... 
194. Pope celebrates closing Mass of African Journey
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Monday celebrated Mass at Bangui's Barthélémy Boganda Stadium for thousands of the faithful from the Central African Republic. Speaking of Paul's missionary zeal in the Letter to the Romans, Pope F... 
195. Pope Francis arrives in the Central African Republic
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived in the Central African Republic on the morning of Sunday 29th of November on the last leg of his Apostolic journey to Africa, his 11th abroad. A journey which marks his first to this continent and which has taken ... 
196. Mass at Sanctuary of Ugandan Martyrs: Homily
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday morning celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the National Sanctuary of the Ugandan Martyrs at Namugongo. The Shrine commemorates the martyrdom of 22 young Catholic converts during an anti-Christian per... 
197. Pope Francis’ plane arrives in Uganda
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived in Uganda this Friday on the second leg of his 6-day pastoral visit to Africa. During his 2-day stay in the Ugandan capital Kampala, the Pope will visit the Anglican and Catholic shrines of the nation’s Namu... 
198. Watch Pope Francis Visit to Africa on DStv Channel 199 & GOtv plus Channel 29
From Wednesday 25 November until Friday 27 November 2015, DStv channel 199 will showcase Pope Francis’ first visit to Africa since he was elected the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and Head of State of the Vati... 
199. Pope Francis en route to Kenya
Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has departed from Rome's Fiumicino Airport amid tight security and is scheduled to arrive in Kenya on Wednesday afternoon at the beginning of his six-day Apostolic Visit to three African Nations. Linda Bordoni ... 
200. Kenya awaits Pope Francis
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is scheduled to undertake a three-nation Apostolic Visit to Africa this week. He leaves the Vatican on the morning of Wednesday, 25 Nov., and  is scheduled to land in the early evening in Nairobi – Kenya &ndas... 
201. Pope Francis: telegram of condolence to Mali
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram expressing his condolences and assuring his prayerful solidarity with the whole people of Mali, in the wake of a terrorist attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, which left at least 21 people dead. ... 
202. Pope Francis to travel to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is to set off for his first apostolic journey to Africa on the morning of Wednesday 25 November. At the heart of his 6-day journey, taking him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic is his desire to bring a ... 
203. Pope Francis to visit the Synagogue of Rome
Vatican City, 17 November 2015 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today announced that, following an invitation from the Chief Rabbi and Jewish Community of Rome, Pope Francis will pay a visit to the Great Synagogue in the afternoon of Sunday 17... 
204. Pope Francis: condolences to France after terror attacks
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, assuring victims, their families and emergency personnel that he is united with them in prayer. Signed by the Secretary of State of the Holy ... 
205. Pope Francis: No religious or human justification for Paris attacks
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called the attacks in Paris “a piece” of the “piecemeal Third World War.” In a telephone interview on Saturday with the Italian Bishops’ Conference official television network – TV... 
206. Pope Francis eats with the poor in Florence
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on his visit to the Italian city of Florence on Tuesday (Nov. 10) sat down for lunch with the city's poor at St. Francis' Soup Kitchen (Mensa di San Francesco Poverino). In between his meeting with the National Con... 
207. Vatican investigating journalists in connection with leaks
(Vatican Radio) The Press Office of the Holy See issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that a pair of Italian journalists are under investigation by Vatican police (the Gendarmeria), under the direction of judicial magistrates probing the l... 
208. Pope Francis meets with President of Poland
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday received the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, who subsequently met with the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, under-secretary for Relations with States. A sta... 
209. Pope: recent stealing of documents was a crime
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said on Sunday (8th November) that the recent stealing and leaking of the Holy See’s confidential documents was “a crime” and “deplorable act that does not help.” But at the same time he said... 
210. If you have the right to work, you have the right to rest, Pope says
Vatican City, Nov 7, 2015 / 09:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The dignity of workers was at the center of an address by Pope Francis on Saturday, during which the pontiff reflected on the connection between the right to employment and the right to leisure. ... 
211. Pope Francis is going to Kenya - and here's what people are talking about
As anticipation mounts in Africa ahead of Pope Francis’ coming visit, one Kenyan bishop said his country is excited to see the Pope’s simplicity and humility in action, especially toward the poor. “People are very much waiting to s... 
212. Appointment and Transfer of Priest
The Priestly ordination of our Deacon has necessitated the appointment and transfer of some Priest in the Archdiocese. These appointment and transfer is scheduled to take effect from the 16th of November.... 
213. Pope Francis: Martyrdom is a grace from God
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis greeted pilgrims from El Salvador who came to the Vatican on Friday to thank the Holy Father for beatifying Archbishop Oscar Romero in May of this year. Listen to Lydia O’Kane's report 500 people including Bisho... 
214. Africa abuzz ahead of Pope’s visit, says Ugandan Archbishop
For Ugandan Archbishop John Baptist Odama, the upcoming visit of Pope Francis is like the visit of a spiritual ‘grandfather’ who offers encouragement and a sense of identity.“It is very wonderful, we are very excited in the country ... 
215. Pope appeals for solidarity for Pakistan/Afghanistan quake victims
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has appealed for concrete solidarity for the peoples of Pakistan and Afghanistan who have been struck by a devastating earthquake. The Pope’s appeal came during the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter’s S... 
216. Pope urges Gypsies to take responsibility for their present and their future
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called on Gypsies to “turn the page” and give life to a new chapter in the history of the traditionally nomadic people. “Time has come, he said, to uproot secular prejudice, preconceived ideas and t... 
217. Pope Francis celebrates closing Mass of Synod of Bishops on Family
(Vatican Radio) Sunday 25 Oct. Lines of faithful spiraled around St. Peter's Square from early on Sunday awaiting their chance to enter St. Peter’s Basilica for the closing Mass of the Synod on the Family. The Mass, presided over by Pope Franci... 
218. Synod of bishops fine-tuning final document on family life
(Vatican Radio) With just two days to go until the end of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, participants on Friday gave their reactions to a draft of the final document which is now being fine-tuned and will be voted on by the bishops on Saturday. ... 
219. Pope Francis announces the establishment of a new Dicastery
Today, at the beginning of the afternoon General Congregation of the Synod of Bishops, the Holy Father made the following announcement: "I have decided to establish a new Dicastery with competency for Laity, Family and Life, that will replace the Po... 
220. Pope Francis to send envoy to Zambia
Pope Francis will early next month send Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for the Relations with States of the Holy See to pay an official visit to Zambia Archbishop  Gallagher will be in Zambia from 7 to 10 November 2015. This was r... 
221. Pope Francis: keep our word, heal our families, save the world
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience this Wednesday in St. Peter's Square. In his remarks to the faithful gathered in the Square, Pope Francis returned to the theme of the family, and specifically to the promises a man and a ... 
222. Pope Francis marks 50th anniversary of Synod's institution
Pope Francis on Saturday morning marked the 50th anniversary of the institution of the Synod of Bishops as a permanent body. Gathered with the Fathers of the XIV Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops – who are currently meeting in Rome... 
223. The Circuli Minori discuss the second part of the Instrumentum Laboris: the importance of divine pedagogy
Vatican City, 14 October 2015 (VIS) – During this morning's General Congregation the various working groups presented to the Synod Fathers the result of their reflections on the second part of the Instrumentum Laboris.   Almost all the g... 
224. 'Confess-a-thon' at Colombian mall draws 350 priests
In the South American nation of Colombia – where an estimated 70 percent of the population identifies as Catholic – it is not unusual to encounter Catholic priests at a cathedral, or perhaps at a religious school or hospital. Seeing scor... 
225. Pope Francis establishes new dorm for Rome's homeless men
Pope Francis and his brother Jesuits in Rome have converted an old travel agency building into a new homeless shelter for men, just in time for the cold winter months. The new dormitory is called “Gift of Mercy,” because mercy is “... 
226. Pope prays for victims of weekend blasts in Turkey
Pope Francis expressed his condolences Sunday for those affected by attacks in Ankara during a protest over the weekend which has left at least 95 people dead. Addressing the crowds in St. Peter's Square following the Angelus Oct. 11, the Pope said ... 
227. Synod: Mercy is not an abandonment of Church teaching
Mercy has emerged as a major theme in the synod of bishops, as discussion has moved forward with many participants emphasizing that while mercy is greatly needed, it must always be linked to truth. “The question is not whether we're here to ch... 
228. Pope says ministry to divorced, remarried is not only topic for Synod
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the discussion began at the world Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis urged members not to act as if the only question that mattered was the pastoral care of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, his spokesman sa... 
229. A warning from Pope Francis: Don't politicize the synod
Pope Francis opened the Synod on the Family with a reminder that it's not a forum whereby leaders come to an agreement, but a journey of openness to the Holy Spirit and “apostolic courage” against worldly temptations that can lead people ... 
230. The relics of St Therese, and her parents, will be displayed throughout the Synod
Glass cases with the relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be displayed in Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome for the entirety of the Synod on the Family, Oct. 4-25. Blessed Louis and Zelie will both be c... 
231. Families tell Pope Francis 'thank you' with a renewed commitment to marriage
In response to Pope Francis’ ongoing encouragement of marriage, an Ecuadorian lay woman has penned a simple thank you letter that has now gained over 1,500 signatures in the Hispanic community. “Your concern and your words have often bee... 
232. C.B.C.N COMMUNIQUE: A CALL TO TRUE CONVERSION OF HEART
A Communiqué at the End of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Pastoral Centre, Igwuruta, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, September 10-18, 2015. 1.      PREAMBLE ... 
233. Pope Makes Impromptu Stop at Statue Marking Jewish-Catholic Unity
Pope Francis paid an unscheduled visit to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia this afternoon to bless a statue celebrating improved Vatican relations with the Jewish community. The bronze statue, titled “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our ... 
234. How the Pope used the environment to preach to the UN
New York City, N.Y., Sep 25, 2015 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ appeal to the United Nations General Assembly to care for both the environment and the human person was actually a deft move to introduce more Church teaching to the b... 
235. 2015 New Legal Year Mass
The New Legal Year Mass comes up this Sunday 20th of September, 2015 at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, Nigeria. Procession for the Mass starts at 10.00am from the Sacristy while the mass proper begins at 10.30am.  Chief Celebrant: ANTHONY CAR... 
236. Vatican Confirms Apostolic Trip to Africa in November
The Holy See has confirmed that Pope Francis will make his first Apostolic Visit to the African continent from November 25-30th. “Accepting the invitation issued by the respective Heads of State and the Bishops, His Holiness Francis will make ... 
237. Pope Francis: Parishes must be like a welcoming family, not private club
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A church that lives according to the Gospel must always have its doors open and be a welcoming community, not "an exclusive, closed sect," Pope Francis said. "Churches, parishes, institutions with closed doors must not call the... 
238. Vatican: Pope Francis Reforms Marriage Annulment Process
The Holy See released two Motu Proprio Apostolic Letters yesterday written by Pope Francis that announce reforms to the canonical process of marriage annulment. The Motu Proprio (Latin for “on one’s own initiativ... 
239. Families take in refugees as Pope calls on Europe's churches to open their doors
With many European families already opening their homes to refugees, the current head of the Jesuit's refugee agency says Pope Francis' appeal for parishes to open their doors offers a practical way of combating what is otherwise an overwhelming cris... 
240. STATEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN BISHOP'S CONFERENCE AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY
Our Stand On Marriage, family and human society The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria would like to once again reiterate the perspective of the Church on more recent developments concerning the sanctity and dignity of human life and the institu... 
241. Dedication of Our Mother Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Amuwo-Odofin
kindly join His Grace Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martin as he dedicates Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Amuwo-Odofin tomorrow 6th June, 2015 by 10:00 am.... 
242. MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 49th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 49th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY Communicating the Family:A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love     The family is a subject of profound reflection by the Church and of a pro... 
243. CHRISM MASS
His Grace, Most Reverend Alfred A. Martins, the Archbishop of Lagos and the Priests in the Archdiocese urges everyone to join them for the 2015 Chrism Mass. Holy Thursday is a day we celebrate two important events: the Chrism Mass and the Mass of th... 
244. Programme of the Holy Father's visit to Turin
Vatican City, 25 March 2015 (VIS) – On Sunday 21 June the Pope will visit Turin. Francis will arrive in the Italian city at 8 a.m. and, half an hour later, will meet with representatives of the world of work in the Piazzetta Reale. From there, ... 
245. Pope calls for renewed prayers for Synod on the Family
(Vatican Radio) At a rain-soaked General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis called for renewed prayers for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in the Family. After meeting briefly with a group of sick people gathered in the Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis g... 
246. Foundation Laying Ceremony of Father's House for St.Ferdinand Catholic Church, Ipaja
The Lenten Pilgrimage saw the Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos lay the first stone for the construction of the Father's house for St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Ipaja.... 
247. Pope Francis' Letter to the Bishops of Nigeria
Dear Brother Bishops,   While we walk this Lenten journey towards the Resurrection of the Lord united with the whole Church, I wish to extend to you, dear Archbishops and Bishops of Nigeria, a fraternal greeting, which I extend to the beloved... 
248. Opening Mass for the Year of Consecrated Life
The Archbishop of Lagos, Most Revd. Alfred Adewale Martins announced today the celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life in the Archdiocese of Lagos will be officially innaugurated with a Mass to be celebrated at the Holy Cross Cathedral Lagos on t... 
249. End of Year Gathering
End of the Year Gathering for Priests and Religious Today, at St Agnes Maryland, Priests and Religious working in the Archdiocese of Lagos gathered round the Archbishop of Lagos, Most Revd. Alfred Adewale Martins and His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal O... 
250. A Reflection on the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome
THE CHURCH: A CITY BUILT ON A HILLTOP Like a city built on a hilltop, the Church is once again in the limelight. The recently concluded Extraordinary Synod on the Family held in Rome (Oct.5-19) has smacked off a flurry of reactions in and outside th... 
251. ARCHBISHOP MARTINS MEETS HIS PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS
The Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, His Grace Most Revd Alfred Martins will meet with the priests and Religious working in the Archdiocese of Lagos as follows: On Tuesday November 4, 2014-- Incardinated priests of Lagos Archdiocese On ... 
252. HANDOVER OF COMPLETED BUILDINGS AT ST ALBERT'S SEMINARY
History was again made on the 9th of October 2014 when 5 newly completed buildings were handed over to the Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos by Parishes and the Knights of St John International. The newly completed buildings include: A Bloc... 
253. PRIESTLY ORDINATION
In the August Monthly Bulletin/ Circular, The Archbishop has finally announced the date, time and venue of the Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of our Deacons. it will take place on Thursday, 4th September, 2014. The venue is St. Ferdinand Catholi... 
254. Priestly Ordination
In the circular for the month of July published today, the Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace Most Revd Alfred Adewale Martins announced the date of Priestly Ordination for the 4th of September 2014. The venue and names of candidates were however not yet... 
255. ARCHBISHOP'S 55th BIRTHDAY
We feliciitate and congratulate our amiable and benevolent Archbishop, Most. Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, as he clocks 55 today. It is indeed a milestone and a sign of God's providence and love. We pray God to bless him with His choicest gifts an... 
256. Funeral Rites for Late Msgr. Pedro Ayodele Martins
      Burial Rites: RT. REV. MSGR. PEDRO AYODELE MARTINS With gratitude to God the author of life and giver of longevity, we announce the demise of our Baba, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Pedro Ayodele Martins, who passed on peacefully in his sle... 
257. BEREAVEMENT: REV. MSGR. (COL.) PEDRO AYODELE MARTINS
With gratitude to God the giver of life, We announce with a heavy heart the glorious exit of Msgr Pedro Ayodele Martins who died early this morning at the age of 103 years. He was a priest for 70 years. The young Martins was ordained a priest b... 
258. ARCHBISHOP IGNATIUS KAIGAMA, PRESIDENT, CATHOLIC BISHOP CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA; INTERVIEWED ON BOKO HARAM MENACE TO THE COUNTRY
Nigeria's Top Prelate on Boko Haram: 'They Want to Hurt the Heart of Nigeria' Archbishop of Jos Hopes Girls' Kidnapping Will Move International Community to Stop Terrorist Group ROME, May 13, 2014 (Zenit.org) - Last month approximately 275 g... 
259. Vatican Adds Voice to Liberation of Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria
Fr. Lombardi Says Abduction is Horrible Violence 'Typical' of Boko Haram VATICAN CITY, May 09, 2014 (Zenit.org) - The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., declared Thursday that the kidnapping in Nigeria of a large n... 
260. LUMEN CHRISTI (CATHOLIC ) T.V STATION
A Catholic T.V Station by name "Lumen Christi" will go 'live' on Tuesday, 13th May, 2014. Commissioning / Dedication of the T.V Station and House comes up on Thursday, 22nd of May, 2014 at 11:00am. Venue is Our Lady of Fatima Complex, Km 16, Lekki/E... 
261. PRAY FOR OUR ABDUCTED GIRLS
Following the urgent plea and call for prayers by the Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) for the abducted Girls, our Archbishop has directed that all Parish Priests and Priests-in-Charge should lead their congregation in a Holy Hour of Euch... 
262. ORDINATION CUM INSTALLATION
Ordination and Installation of  Rev. Msgr. Peter Odetoyinbo as the new Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese comes up June 25th, 2014 in Abeokuta. ... 
263. Lagos Archdiocese inaugurates the Year of the Family
PRESS CONFERENCE TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE LAGOS ARCHDIOCESAN YEAR OF THE FAMILY 2014. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11.00am.   A.INTRODUCTION In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and the entire faithful of the Archdiocese of Lagos, I war... 
264. Lagos Archdiocese re-launches website
To the glory of God, we have re-launched our website. This is to enable us carry out some online ministry as well as to enable people know more about us. Happy Surfing!... 

 

 
 
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