• Bishop says decline of faith in West hurts Nigerian church

    Bishop says decline of faith in West hurts Nigerian church

    • Oct 12, 2017

    Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, says the widespread loss of Christian faith in the West was “absolutely” among the causes of the diminishing influence of the Catholic Church in his own country. “The Arab world is pouring money into Nigeria and the Pentecostal pastors in America are doing the same, and the Catholic Church is now becoming the weakest in terms of access to resources,” he said.

  • African prelate says answer to Muslim/Christian divide is democracy

    African prelate says answer to Muslim/Christian divide is democracy

    • Mar 27, 2017

    Despite heading a diocese in a region of northern Nigeria known as a Boko Haram stronghold, Bishop Matthew Kukah insists that there is no real Muslim/Christian divide in his country, and that clashes perceived as religious are generally a ‘cover’ for the government’s failure to foster a genuine democracy in the country.

  • At Rome summit, Africa’s Church faces its growing pains

    At Rome summit, Africa’s Church faces its growing pains

    • Mar 23, 2017

    On day one of a March 22-25 summit of African Catholic leaders in Rome, there was a strong sense that after a period of explosive growth for the Church on the continent, there’s a need to reflect and take stock across the board, in areas ranging from theology and liturgy to the role of women and politics.