Nigeria Tag

NIGERIA, Fr. Javier Arteaga and Maria Fischer • Recently Fr. Javier Arteaga and Fr. Pablo Pol (Regio del Padre) visited the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria. Upon returning to Argentina, Fr. Pablo Pol asked Mercedes MacDonough for one hundred MTA pictures and for Pilgrim MTAs with the texts in English on the back… A real story that was published in December 2002 on schoenstatt.org comes to mind: “Nigeria is one of the “young” countries of the Campaign: it began in 1999 when Fr. Pablo Pol from Argentina – who was stillRead More
NIGERIA, Ameh Francis Imaben /Maria Fischer • “How are things going in Nigeria now?” A few weeks before the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers that turned him into their new Superior General, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio had given an interesting report on the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria to schoenstatt.org. “I sort of did not realize it would be translated into English,” he tells me with good-hearted laugh. “Then one day one of our seminarians in Nigeria told me: ‘I liked what you wrote about our life and our cultureRead More
NIGERIA, by Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria • Lately a new government has been elected, as the country has lived democratically for sixteen years. Before this election, the PDP –Popular Democratic Party– governed, however this time, it lost the election. Now a coalition –the APC, All Progressive Party, is governing. Everything, the elections, and the transition occurred through a clean democratic process. The outgoing president, Jonathan Goodluck, is a (non-Catholic) Christian, the new one, Muhammadu Buhari, is a Muslim. The great dramas of NigeriaRead More
mda. “With pain, with great pain…” remarked Pope Francis during the Angelus on Sunday 15 March, “I learned about today’s terrorist attacks against two churches in Lahore in Pakistan that resulted in many deaths and injuries. These are Christian churches. Christians are being persecuted. Our brothers are spilling their blood just because they are Christians. Meanwhile, be assured of my prayers for the victims and their families. I ask the Lord, the source of all good, for the gift of peace and harmony for that country, and that this persecutionRead More