Church of England, global leaders react to the death of former Pope Benedict

Following are reactions to the death of former Pope Benedict, who was the first pontiff in 600 years to resign from the post rather than rule for life: MARKUS SOEDER, STATE PREMIER OF THE GERMAN STATE OF BAVARIA: "We mourn the death of our Bavarian Pope. The death of Benedict XVI touches me deeply, as … Continue reading Church of England, global leaders react to the death of former Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in centuries, dies aged 95

Former pope Benedict XVI, who became the first pontiff to resign in some 600 years, has died aged 95. Pope Francis, who replaced him as head of the Catholic Church, had asked the faithful to pray for him at the end of his general audience on Wednesday morning. The Vatican said Benedict's body will lie in state … Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in centuries, dies aged 95

Activists fear mass execution of Iranian protesters after 23-year-old male was hanged on a crane

Fears are growing that Iran is preparing to execute more protesters after authorities hanged a 23-year-old man from a crane, in a public killing less than a month after he was arrested and following a secretive trial. Iran executed a second prisoner on Monday convicted over crimes committed during the nationwide protests challenging the country’s theocracy, publicly hanging him from … Continue reading Activists fear mass execution of Iranian protesters after 23-year-old male was hanged on a crane

Cleric warns Peter Obi against hoping on Christians for victory at the polls

Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Christ Ministry in Akure, Adewale Giwa, has urged the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to stop visiting the church, saying the votes of the Christian community cannot make him win the coming presidential election in 2023. Giwa stated this on Sunday while addressing his members in … Continue reading Cleric warns Peter Obi against hoping on Christians for victory at the polls

WOLE SOYINKA: Religion isn’t for me

Nobel Prize-winning author, Wole Soyinka, has said that he does not need any religion and does not worship any deity, noting he is neither a Christian, Muslim nor an Orisa worshipper. Soyinka disclosed this on Sunday during a public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays, saying he found nothing wrong with using mythologies as … Continue reading WOLE SOYINKA: Religion isn’t for me

What does it mean that the kingdom of God suffers violence?

ANSWER Jesus’ statement that the kingdom of God suffers violence is found in the context of His commendation of John the Baptist: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12, NKJV). Other translations put it like this: “The kingdom … Continue reading What does it mean that the kingdom of God suffers violence?

The helper you need to change the world

I present to you the Holy Ghost. Listen, it is very possible to attain greatness and do great things without compromising to anything sinful. This can be possible via partnership with HIM - the precious Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is eager to partner with you to change the world and become all God has … Continue reading The helper you need to change the world

3 Months after Muslim students murdered Deborah in Sokoto, Nigeria Police yet to arrest killers in viral video

The Nigeria Police, Sokoto State Command has said that its men and officers are still looking for the suspected killers of the female Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, who was brutally murdered by Muslim extremists. Deborah was stoned to death and her body was burnt in May this year … Continue reading 3 Months after Muslim students murdered Deborah in Sokoto, Nigeria Police yet to arrest killers in viral video

Religious Profiling and Hate: Why you should not judge other people

Photo by Keira Burton on Pexels.com The judge asked the killer of former Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, "Why did you kill Sadat?" He said to him, "Because he is secular!" The judge replied: "What does secular mean?" The killer said: "I don't know!" In the case of the attempted assassination of the late Egyptian writer, … Continue reading Religious Profiling and Hate: Why you should not judge other people

Catholic bishops accept Lalong’s apology

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has accepted the apology tendered by Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State over his reference to the Pope while trying to explain the rationale behind his acceptance of the Director General, All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign Council which attracted condemnations in some quarters. Governor Lalong was condemned by … Continue reading Catholic bishops accept Lalong’s apology

DON’T MESS WITH THE POPE: Read Catholic group’s warning to Plateau State governor

A group, Concerned Catholics in Nigeria has cautioned Plateau State governor, and Director-General of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, Simon Lalong against dragging Pope Francis and the Catholic Church into local politics in Nigeria. The organisation was reacting to the comment made by Lalong on Wednesday, where the governor had said he was … Continue reading DON’T MESS WITH THE POPE: Read Catholic group’s warning to Plateau State governor

Ibiyeomie: I’m too connected to suffer like you, vote wisely in 2023

The senior pastor and founder of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie has boasted that he is too connected to suffer the way members of his church and Nigerians, in general, are suffering due to the bad leadership in the country. The cleric who said this while warning his congregation to vote wisely in the 2023 … Continue reading Ibiyeomie: I’m too connected to suffer like you, vote wisely in 2023

The world is burning and France is fixated on burkinis

Hello and welcome to the Get a Grip prize, which I just invented. The GAG award is given on an ad hoc basis to a country doing a standout job of humiliating itself on the global stage by fixating on something ridiculous while the world burns. The award honours those who seem to have lost … Continue reading The world is burning and France is fixated on burkinis

Catholics banned from attending Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga has imposed a ban on Rev. Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry. Meziesblog learnt this afternoon that this is coming on the heels of Mbaka’s outburst against a Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party. The priest had declared that Obi, who he described as “a … Continue reading Catholics banned from attending Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry

Martin Luther’s view on Education and the Bible

Luther did not limit his comments to the university, as he believed the Bible ought to be central to all education. Luther knew the obligation Christian parents have to train their children in the faith, and this begins in the lower levels of education: Above all, the most important and most usual teaching, in both the … Continue reading Martin Luther’s view on Education and the Bible