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CAN President Sues Fashola, Lagos State Agencies Over Church Demolition Plans

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Pastor Ayo Orisejafor , the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has dragged the Lagos State government and six others before the Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) over alleged plans to demolish his church. Respondents in the suit are, Governor of Lagos State, Attorney...

Vatican Discovers Hundreds Of Millions Of Euros 'Tucked Away'

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The Vatican's economy minister has said hundreds of millions of euros were found "tucked away" in accounts of various Holy See departments without having appeared in the city-state's balance sheets.   In an article for Britain's Catholic Herald Magazine to be published on Friday, Australian Cardinal George Pell wrote that the discovery...

Christ Embassy Music Director In Court For Abducting Female Banker

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The Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FESARS) of the Nigeria Police Force, Ikoyi, Lagos, has dragged 25-year old armed robbery suspect and kidnapper, Edward Nnaji, who claims to be a Music Director at a Christ Embassy Church before an Igbosere Magistrate court for allegedly abducting a female banker and demanding for N20 million ransom in...

 

Leadership Tussle Rocking Assemblies Of God Church In Enugu Deepens

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The leadership tussle rocking the Assemblies of God Church on Wednesday degenerated into a fracas as one of the feuding parties invaded its headquarters in Enugu. An eyewitness who preferred anonymity told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that at about 10 a.m., some unidentified people invaded the headquartres...

Muslims Should Unite To Fight Insurgency – Sultan

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The Sultan of Sokoto and leader of Muslims in Nigeria, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Sa’ad III, has challenged the different Islamic sects in the country to unite and fight insurgency. He spoke while condemning the suicide bomb blasts at the Kano Central mosque saying “those behind all the attacks are not muslims.” “I...

Pope In Istanbul: Muslim And Christian Leader Meetings

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Pope Francis is due to arrive in Istanbul on the second day of his three-day visit to Turkey. He will meet Muslim and Christian leaders of the city, which as Constantinople was Byzantine's capital until the Ottoman conquest in 1453. The Pope will also visit a mosque and hold mass at a...

Catholic Sexual Abuse Case Is Spain's Biggest Of Its Kind, Has Pope's Attention

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 In a case that Pope Francis says he's taken an interest in after speaking to one of the alleged victims, a Spanish judge on Wednesday filed preliminary charges of sexual abuse against three Catholic priests and a religious teacher. Investigating magistrate Antonio Moreno, in the southern city of Granada, ordered the...

TB Joshua Asks Court To Stop Inquest Into Collapsed Guest House

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The founder, Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, on Friday asked an Ikeja High Court to stop the ongoing coroner's inquest into the Sept.12 collapsed building in the church. Mr Olalekan Ojo, the counsel to Joshua, in application before the coroner, said the suit was before Justice Lateefat Okunnu. Ojo...

Muslim Addresses Church Of England Synod For The First Time

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A British Muslim addressed a Church of England synod for the first time on Tuesday in a discussion with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the suffering of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. Fuad Nahdi, head of Radical Middle Way, a think tank involved in inter-faith dialogue, recited an Islamic...

Church Of England Finalises Plans For Women Bishops

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The Church of England has formally adopted legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year. The general synod voted to back plans for female bishops in July. The first women priests were ordained in 1994, but to date they have not been able to take on the Church's...

 

Osun Govt. Promises Enabling Environment For Religion Tolerance

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The Osun Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, said on Wednesday that the government would continue to encourage religion tolerance and unity in the state. Laoye-Tomori stated this at the inauguration of the House of Assembly Christian Fellowship Chapel Complex in Osogbo. The deputy governor said there was no time the government attempted to...

Pastor Attempts World-Record Breaking 53-Hour Sermon

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Zach Zehnder is hoping to become a part of history after attempting to give the longest speech ever. This past weekend, the Florida-based pastor spoke for 53 hours and 18 minutes in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record. Zehnder told FoxNews.com his passion to spread God’s message was his...

Internationally Renowned Preacher, Dr. Myles Munroe Killed In Bahamas Plane Crash

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Prolific best selling author and internationally renowned preacher and business coach, Dr. Myles Munroe of Bahamas Faith Ministries International and his wife Mrs. Ruth Ann Munroe, died in a plane crash earlier today in the Bahamas. According to The Associated Press, the plane, a Lear LEA -1.05% 36 executive jet,...

CAN Accuses INEC Of Plotting To Disenfranchise Nigerian Christians

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The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is deliberately planning to shut out Christians in the country from voting in the 2015 general elections. The President of CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, who stated this at the association’s national executive council meeting in Abuja on...

Inquest: T.B. Joshua Yet To Be Served Summons, Says Counsel

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Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, on Wednesday said he was yet to be "personally served" the witness summons issued by the Lagos State Coroner, Mr Oyetade Komolafe. Joshua made this known through his counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo, at the ongoing Coroner's Inquest into the...

 

Hajj 2014: NAHCON Completes Airlift Of Nigerian Pilgrims

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Tuesday that it has completed the airlift of this year’s Nigerian pilgrims back to the country. The commission said this in a statement signed by its Head, Media, Malam Uba Mana, and e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The...

Hajj: NAHCON Returns 76,000 Pilgrims Back Home

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Tuesday that it has completed the transportation of all the 76,000 Nigerian pilgrims back to the country from Saudi Arabia.  A statement issued by Malam Uba Mana, the spokesman of the commission, said the last batch of 412  pilgrims from Kwara State...

Synagogue: Coroner Summons TB Joshua To Testify November 5

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The inquest set up by the Lagos State government to probe the recent collapse of a building belonging to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, yesterday insisted that the senior pastor of the Church, Prophet Temitope Joshua must appear before it. The inquest headed by Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe insisted that...

Italy: Singing Nun Chooses 'Like A Virgin' For Debut

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A singing nun who won the Italian version of the The Voice has released a cover of Madonna's Like a Virgin for her debut single. Sister Cristina Scuccia, who won the singing contest in June, says she chose the song herself "without any intention to provoke or shock", but says she...