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Pope To Decide If married men Will Be Allowed Into The Priesthood On 12th Feb

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The Vatican yesterday said Pope Francis will on February 12 release a document in response to a proposal to allow married men into the priesthood.

The proposal is strictly limited to the Amazon region.

It was made in October by a summit of bishops, known as a synod, in order to deal with a serious shortage of clergy in the sparsely-populated South American rainforest region.

The idea outrages traditionalists, who fear it could open the way to the complete abolition of the celibacy rule for priests, which is not part of church dogma but has been in place since the Middle Ages.

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In a so-called Apostolic Exhortation, the pope is expected to take a decision on the issue.

The Vatican said the document will be called Querida Amazonia, (Dear Amazon).

Francis is also due to weigh on other issues discussed by the Amazon synod, including social justice and climate change, minority rights and the role of women in the church.

A positive decision on married priests could exacerbate tensions between the pope and his conservative critics, who see his papacy as excessively liberal.

A previous bone of contention was Francis’ decision to soften a ban on Holy Communion for remarried divorced people, taken in 2016 following a proposal from another bishops’ summit.

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RCCG Member Gunned Down In Front Of Church

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There was tension at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Living Word Parish, Basin Road, Ilorin, Kwara, when Sina Babarinde, a member of the church, was gunned down.

Babarinde was said to have stepped out of the church to receive a call when his assailants rained bullets on him.

The incident, it was gathered, happened during the 7am service of the parish.

The motive of the killing was not clear as at press time.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Monday night, said investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.

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“He was called on phone during the service as he walked out of the church to receive the call. The sound of gun shots rend the air, which drew the attention of the congregation,” Okasanmi said.

“As at the time the congregation got out of the church to see what was happening, it was discovered that the estate agent was already in the pool of his blood.

“The shells of the bullet used in killing the deceased have been recovered and the corpse has been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for postmortem.

“People should not entertain any fear as the Police and other security agencies are working towards unraveling the situation surrounding the incident.”

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He also said that men of the Nigeria Police have already been deployed in strategic places in the metropolis, to prevent such reoccurrence.

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Focus On Missionary Work, Stop Abusing God’s Grace – Primate Ayodele Rebukes Bakare

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Focus On Missionary Work, Stop Abusing Gods Grace – Primate Ayodele Rebukes Bakare

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Saturday rebuked Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church over his comment on running for president in 2023.

Primate Ayodele, who frowned at the remark, said Pastor Bakare should face his missionary work and stop mismanaging the grace of God upon his life.

Bakare had said that he will contest for the position if God and Nigerians ask him to.

Speaking at the State House after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Bakare described himself as a nation builder.

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However, Ayodele noted that Bakare cannot win an election in his church not to talk of winning an election in Nigeria.

In a statement by his media aide, Oluwatosin Osho, the clergyman advised him to spend his money on the less privileged in his church rather than waste it on something that has no reward from God.

‘’Tunde Bakare is mismanaging the grace of God upon his life and ministry. The dream of becoming Nigeria’s president is not realistic for him, he can’t even win an election in his church not to talk of Nigeria.

‘’If he has money, he should use it to help the less privileged in his church instead of going about to waste his time for nothing.

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‘’Tunde Bakare should relax, forget the dream of becoming Nigeria’s president and face his missionary work that God sent him to do. He should preach the gospel, win more souls for Christ.,” he said.

Bakare had in July launched a movement he called ‘Nigeria For Nigeria’. This was a movement he described as a means to take back Nigeria from the hands of those in power.

But, Primate Ayodele had described the movement as a means to put Nigerians in bondage and that it is another agenda for Tunde Bakare’s political ambition.

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Video: Touching Moment When 3 kidnapped Seminarians In Kaduna Were Released.

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Video: Touching Moment When 3 kidnapped Seminarians In Kaduna Were Released.

Recall that The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan reported the kidnapping of three seminarians from Christ the King major Seminary, Kafanchan, Kaduna State.
The incident which took place on monday 11th October, 2021 at about 7.26pm in the Seminary’s chapel, left 6 seminarians injured with 3 kidnapped.
Chrysora Media reported that the Nigeria military were on ground carrying out investigations whereas the 6 injured seminarians were hospitalised.
Chrysora Media further reported that these 6 seminarians were discharged as soon as they fully recovered.

Reaching our correspondence was a video clip from Christ the King Seminary, Kafanchan, showing emotional moment where the 3 kidnapped Seminarians were welcomed back to the Seminary.

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Chrysora Media has not yet ascertained if ransom was paid for their release as at the time of this report.

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