Breaking with tradition, Pope Francis, Saturday, appointed Frenchwoman Nathalie Becquart as an undersecretary of the synod of bishops, the first woman to hold the post and have voting rights. The 52-year-old is one of the two new undersecretaries named to the synod, the body of bishops that studies major questions […]

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals on Saturday – including the first African-American — putting his personal stamp on the body that will one day choose his successor. Under the soaring dome of St Peter’s Basilica, the new “princes of the Church” knelt one by one at the feet of […]

Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round Umrah pilgrimage from October 4, the interior ministry said on Tuesday after it was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the first stage, “6,000 citizens and residents within the kingdom will be allowed to perform the Umrah per day from […]

Taofiq AbdulAzeez The new Lunar ( popularly known as Hijrah ) year is with us. I congratulate the Muslims all over the World for the gifts of Life, RELATIVE Security, Peace of mind, Good Health and Happiness that made it possible for us to remember and meet the new year. […]

Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on behalf of the Federal Government on Tuesday in a statement by Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah. He congratulated […]

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