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NOVEMBER NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH Catholic Bishops of Nigeria The Catholic Church in Nigeria is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, the curia in Rome, and the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria. The president of the Bishops Conference is Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama (Archbishop of Jos). The Latin and Eastern Catholic Churches comprise the world's largest Christian Church, and its largest religious grouping. In 2005, there were an estimated 19 million baptized Catholics in Nigeria. Nigeria, together with Congo Democratic Republic, boasts of the highest number of priests in Africa. The boom in vocation to the priesthood in Nigeria is mainly in the eastern part (especially among the Igbo ethnic group) which accounts for over 70 percent of the country's Catholic population. The second papal visit to the country in 1998 witnessed the beatification of Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi. Pope John Paul II proclaimed him blessed at Oba, Onitsha Archdiocese, a local Church established by the apostle of eastern Nigerian, Bishop Joseph Shanahan, CSSp. Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi , Priest and Monk September 1903 January 20, 1964 Born in Aguleri, Anambra State, Nigeria Died in Leicester, Beatified, March 22, 1998 by Pope John Paul II Feast Day January 20 The official patron saints of Nigeria are: Mary, Queen of Nigeria and Saint Patrick of Ireland. NOVEMBER NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH Catholic Bishops of Nigeria The Catholic Church in Nigeria is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, the curia in Rome, and the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria. The president of the Bishops Conference is Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama (Archbishop of Jos). The Latin and Eastern Catholic Churches comprise the world's largest Christian Church, and its largest religious grouping. In 2005, there were an estimated 19 million baptized Catholics in Nigeria. Nigeria, together with Congo Democratic Republic, boasts of the highest number of priests in Africa. The boom in vocation to the priesthood in Nigeria is mainly in the eastern part (especially among the Igbo ethnic group) which accounts for over 70 percent of the country's Catholic population. The second papal visit to the country in 1998 witnessed the beatification of Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi. Pope John Paul II proclaimed him blessed at Oba, Onitsha Archdiocese, a local Church established by the apostle of eastern Nigerian, Bishop Joseph Shanahan, CSSp. Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi , Priest and Monk September 1903 January 20, 1964 Born in Aguleri, Anambra State, Nigeria Died in Leicester, Beatified, March 22, 1998 by Pope John Paul II Feast Day January 20 The official patron saints of Nigeria are: Mary, Queen of Nigeria and Saint Patrick of Ireland. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeriahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholicismhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishops_Conferencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ignatius_Kaigama&action=edit&redlink=1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igbo_peoplehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatificationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprian_Michael_Iwene_Tansihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_IIhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oba,_Nigeriahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agulerihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anambra_Statehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeriahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leicester,_Englandhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeriahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholicismhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishops_Conferencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ignatius_Kaigama&action=edit&redlink=1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igbo_peoplehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatificationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprian_Michael_Iwene_Tansihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_IIhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oba,_Nigeriahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agulerihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anambra_Statehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeriahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leicester,_Englandhttp://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bishop+of+nigeria&view=detailv2&&id=7D6773C1F7ED479793E22A49A2533621D9C8653E&selectedIndex=3&ccid=B6WIEw8T&simid=608051148069538378&thid=OIP.M07a588130f1348155ce6936d963fa7d9o0http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bishop+of+nigeria&view=detailv2&&id=7D6773C1F7ED479793E22A49A2533621D9C8653E&selectedIndex=3&ccid=B6WIEw8T&simid=608051148069538378&thid=OIP.M07a588130f1348155ce6936d963fa7d9o0https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blessed_Cyprain_Iwene_Tansi.jpghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blessed_Cyprain_Iwene_Tansi.jpgNovember Black Catholic History Month History, Heritage and Truth Daniel A. Rudd, Founder The First Black Catholic Congress, 1889 June 13, 2013 by Pat McNamara THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC TRIBUNE, AND THE PLIGHT OF BLACK CATHOLICS, 1884-1899. Held January 1st to 3rd in 1889 at St. Augustine's Parish Hall in Washington The Washington Bee, an important Black newspaper in the nation's capital, did make the following comment in its issue of January 5th The Congress of Colored Catholics that met in this city during the past week demonstrated a degree of intelligence and ability. Our esteemed friend Mr. Rudd of the American Catholic Tribune was elected chairman and the ability he displayed in the management of the convention assured us that he deserved compliments. American Catholic Tribune in any Detroit Library The First Black Catholic Congress, 1889 COLORED CATHOLICS MEET A NOTABLE CONVENTION BEGUNCARDINAL GIBBONS PRESENT New York Times, January 2, 1889 For the full story go to: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2013/06/the-first-black-catholic-congress-1889-2.html November Black Catholic History Month History, Heritage and Truth Daniel A. Rudd, Founder The First Black Catholic Congress, 1889 June 13, 2013 by Pat McNamara THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC TRIBUNE, AND THE PLIGHT OF BLACK CATHOLICS, 1884-1899. Held January 1st to 3rd in 1889 at St. Augustine's Parish Hall in Washington The Washington Bee, an important Black newspaper in the nation's capital, did make the following comment in its issue of January 5th The Congress of Colored Catholics that met in this city during the past week demonstrated a degree of intelligence and ability. Our esteemed friend Mr. Rudd of the American Catholic Tribune was elected chairman and the ability he displayed in the management of the convention assured us that he deserved compliments. American Catholic Tribune in any Detroit Library The First Black Catholic Congress, 1889 COLORED CATHOLICS MEET A NOTABLE CONVENTION BEGUNCARDINAL GIBBONS PRESENT New York Times, January 2, 1889 For the full story go to: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2013/06/the-first-black-catholic-congress-1889-2.html http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/author/patmcnamarahttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2013/06/the-first-black-catholic-congress-1889-2.htmlhttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2013/06/the-first-black-catholic-congress-1889-2.htmlhttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/author/patmcnamarahttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2013/06/the-first-black-catholic-congress-1889-2.htmlhttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2013/06/the-first-black-catholic-congress-1889-2.html

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