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  • Unprecedented crisis in Nigerian diocese still not resolved

    Unprecedented crisis in Nigerian diocese still not resolved

    • Oct 28, 2017

    Over four months after Pope Francis demanded that the priests of the Nigerian Diocese of Ahiara accept the 2012 appointment of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, the bishop still has not stepped foot in his diocese. The case reflects the ethnic tensions affecting the Church in southern Nigeria, and a resolution to the crisis might require a new approach from the Vatican.

  • After dramatic papal threat, Nigerian diocese remains badly split

    After dramatic papal threat, Nigerian diocese remains badly split

    • Sep 16, 2017

    In an extremely complicated dispute in the Nigerian Diocese of Ahaira, even a papal threat to suspend every last priest there doesn’t seem to have stopped the infighting over the controversial appointment of a new bishop five years ago. The two sides remain bitterly divided, accusing one another of being “satanic” and “corrupt,” and right now it’s not even clear the new bishop can set foot in the diocese.

  • Troubled Nigerian diocese urged to ‘put grievances aside,’ accept bishop

    Troubled Nigerian diocese urged to ‘put grievances aside,’ accept bishop

    • Aug 23, 2017

    Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Nigerian bishops’ conference, is urging priests in his country’s Ahaira diocese to accept a bishop appointed by Benedict XVI and confirmed by Francis, even though he comes from outside the diocese’s majority ethnic and linguistic group. While some priests say they’re ready to comply with whatever the pope decides, that doesn’t mean the underlying grievances are resolved.

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