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I Have Forgiven My Persecutors –Fayose

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The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday said he had forgiven those who were behind his removal from office in 2006 and those who persecuted him while out of office. The governor said he had appeared 59 times in court and spent 45 days in Ikoyi prison over phantom...

Catholic Synod: Gay Rights Groups Say Vote ‘Disappointing’

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Pope Francis appeared on Saturday night to have lost out to powerful conservatives in the Roman Catholic church after bishops scrapped language that had been hailed as a historic warming of attitudes towards gay people. In the final report of an extraordinary synod on the family which has exposed deep divides...

Christians Protest In Ilorin Over School Ownership

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Thousands of Christians, members of various church denominations stormed the streets of Ilorin early hours of Wednesday morning to protest the taking over of their schools by Kwara state government demanding that they want their schools back. The protesters were demanding for the return of the schools even as all schools...

Synagogue: TB Joshua’s Supporters Besiege Court Say Prophet Innocent As Coroner Set To Visit Site

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Many supporters of the founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T. B. Joshua, besieged the Lagos High Court, on Monday, as the coroner making inquest into the collapsed  structure on the church premises began sitting. The sympathisers, carrying placards with various inscriptions, said the...

Catholic Bishops Say Gays Have Gifts To Offer Church

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Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are "positive" aspects to a couple living together without being married. A two-week meeting of bishops on family issues arrived at...

Redeem Pastor Escapes From Boko Haram After 10 Months In Captivity

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A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God  who was kidnapped 10 months ago escaped from Boko Haram militants in Borno on Tuesday. Pastor Rotimi Obajimi, who served as a pastor in the rural area of Borno/Yobe province, was on his to Maiduguri on January 6th this year when Boko...

Hajj Pilgrimage To Mecca Epidemic-Free, Says Saudi Arabia

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The annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, which drew 2 million Muslims from around the world, has been epidemic-free, Saudi Arabia’s acting health minister has said. Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, engaged thousands of health workers to make sure pilgrims were protected from two deadly viruses, Ebola and Middle...

Pastor Chris Removed As Trustee Of Christ Embassy In U.K.

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The face-off between the Founder of Believers Love World (aka Christ Embassy) Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Anita, has taken a new dimension with Mr. Oyakhilome now removed as a trustee of a United Kingdom’s branch of the church. With Mr. Oyakhilome’s removal, his wife, Anita, now presides over a seven-man...

Hajj: Muslims Stone ‘Devil’ At Hajj As Eid Feast Begins

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Two million Muslims ritually stoned the devil Saturday in the last major ritual of this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia, while fellow believers around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice. The stoning took place in Mina, about five kilometres (three miles) east of the Grand Mosque in the...

Three Borno Pilgrims Die In Hajj

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Three of the 2,645 pilgrims from Borno State on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia have died, official of the state com­mittee on hajj operation, has said. The state secretary of the Hajj Committee, Alhaji Adamu Timta, said one of the pilgrims died before being airlifted at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano,...

Islamic Leaders Prevent Sale Of MKO Abiola’s Property

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The Governing Council of Zulikha Abiola Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Abeokuta is set to prevent the sale of a property belonging to Chief MKO Abiola. The property, located on a parcel of land at Abiola Way area of the state capital, has been in use as an Islamic school...

Israel: What Wine Did King David Drink?

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A scientist in Israel is on a mission to find out what kind of wine was drunk in Biblical times. The project - which is part-funded by the government - also aims to re-launch its production. Several barrels of wine are already standing next to Elyashiv Drori's laboratory at Ariel University...

Historical Researcher Michael Paulkovich Claimed 'Jesus Never Existed'

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Historical researcher Michael Paulkovich has claimed that Jesus of Nazareth was a ‘mythical character’ and never existed. The controversial discovery was apparently made after he found no verifiable mention of Christ from 126 writers during the ‘time of Jesus’ from the first to third centuries. He says he is a fictional character...

$9.3m Scam: We Didn't Indict Oritsejafor-Catholic Church

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The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) yesterday distanced itself and the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama from reports that the Catholic Church had indicted President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the $9.3 million linked to the aborted...

President Jonathan Celebrates Bishop Oyedepo At 60

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has extolled Bishop David Oyedepo’s massive accomplishments as a devoted servant of God and his immense contributions to the education of Nigerian children.In a letter written to congratulate the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide on his 60th birthday anniversary, tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014,...

Vatican Puts Top Priest Under House Arrest Over Sex Abuse Charges

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The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters. Josef Wesolowski had already been defrocked in June after the Vatican's canon law court...

South Africa's First Gay-Friendly Mosque Closed Indefinitely

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South Africa's first gay-friendly mosque, which also allows women to lead prayers, has been closed indefinitely, a local official has told the BBC. A City of Cape Town councillor says the newly established Open Mosque had violated municipal by-laws by not having any parking spaces. The mosque officially opened its doors on...

New "Open-minded" Mosque In South Africa Welcomes Gay People, Allows Women To Lead Prayers

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A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community. Women will be allowed to lead prayers at Taj Hargey's "Open Mosque" in Cape Town. "We are opening the mosque for open-minded people, not closed-minded people," Mr...

Pope Approves Sri Lanka's First Saint

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Pope Francis has approved Sri Lanka's first saint, an Indian missionary credited with reviving the Catholic Church on the  island during persecution by Dutch colonial rulers, according to church officials. Francis is scheduled to canonise Joseph Vaz next year during his visit to the Buddhist-majority island, the Catholic Church in Colombo...

40 Tell Pope Francis ‘I Do’ In Vatican Mass Wedding

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Forty “I do’s” — or “Si” in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.


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