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Partnership between Brisbane and Nigeria growing in strength

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NIGERIAN Bishop Lucius Ugorji made his fifth pastoral visit to the Brisbane archdiocese to meet with his priests working here earlier this month.  Bishop Ugorji, from the Umuahia diocese in Nigeria, visited Brisbane to renew a commitment to send priests from his region to Australia. There are now 16 of his priests in Brisbane since signing a partnership commitment in ... Read More »

Nigerian priests return home for bishop’s jubilee

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By Emilie Ng NIGERIAN priests serving in the Brisbane archdiocese returned home last week to honour the man who sent them to Australia. Umuahia Bishop Lucius Ugorji welcomed home his Australian missionaries to commemorate 25 years since his episcopal ordination in 1990. Among the returning priests were Fr Henry Maduka, Fr Modestus Mgbaramuko, Fr Francis Onwunali and Fr Gabriel Kalu, ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 27, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 27, 2015 Queensland Catholic schools welcomed more than 12,000 new Year 7 students who started their first secondary school year. Church leaders were “stirred” by the high numbers of the “Millennial generation” at a recent US pro-life rally, proving it’s not just the grandparents who oppose abortion. ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 21, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 21, 2015 Brisbane Filipinos praised Pope Francis’ recent visit to the their country, saying it has given their people greater faith. Belgian university lecturer Tom Mortier will speak at an international symposium on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Adelaide in May. Western intervention is needed to stop ... Read More »

Nigerian bishop calls for Western intervention to stop Boko Haram

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UNDERLINING the failure of the Nigerian Government to stop the violent rampage of Boko Haram, a Catholic bishop has called for Western military intervention. The Muslim militant group’s increasingly deadly assaults and expanded recruitment from countries across North Africa mean “a concerted military campaign is needed by the West to crush Boko Haram”, said Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop – January 16, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 16, 2015  Free expression has limits, Pope Francis said aboard the plane to Manila, the Philippines, adding that “to kill in the name of God is an aberration”.  He also confirmed a canonisation for his US visit. “Many hundreds of thousands” of Filipinos lined the streets Manila, ... Read More »

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