Vatican Museums, Holy See’s cash cow, to reopen from June 1

  The Vatican Museums will reopen on June 1, the Vatican said on Saturday, ending a closure caused by the coronavirus lockdown that has drained the Holy See’s coffers. A statement said the Museums, which house some of the world’s greatest Renaissance masterpieces as well as ancient Roman and Egyptian artefacts, can be visited from the beginning of June, though only by making on-line reservations in order to control the number of people, reports Reuters. Visitors will have their temperatures checked and will have to wear masks and use hand…

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Muslims worldwide begin celebrating Eid al-Fitr under Covid-19 restrictions

Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr Sunday, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. The festival, one of the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats, reports France24. But this year, the celebration is overshadowed by the fast-spreading respiratory disease, with many countries tightening lockdown restrictions after a partial easing during…

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Many congregants won’t return to cluster churches –Rev Dr. Izu

  The District Superintendent, Assemblies of God Church, FESTAC Town, Lagos, Rev Dr Izuchukwu Chukwudebelu, sounds a wake up call for pastors who are expectant of resurgence of large congregations. He also wants clerics to embrace internet church insisting that shepherd who relish in huge congestion will be disappointed, in this interview with TAI ANYANWU         Could you look at the effect the suspension church fellowship will have on the spiritual wellbeing of members? There is nothing new under the earth, the Bible told us so. Whatever…

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Regional security structures indicate our federalism is flawed, says Oritsejafor

Former Minister of State of Defense, Dr. Roland Oritsejafor is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with OLA JAMES, he speaks about insecurity in the country and its implication for the nation       What is your view about the current setting up of various security agencies along regional lines? What that means is that the present security system has failed. Before you talk of treatment there must be a diagnosis and the diagnosis here is the failure of our security system and creating…

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COVID -19: Church remains only hope, says Evangelist Kehinde

The Mission’s Director of One Million Challenge, an initiative of Global Transformation Missions, Evangelist Kehinde Pius, is a digital Evangelist. Called into full time ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he exploits the opportunity of technology for evangelism, discipleship and mentorship. Now he takes a look at the challenges of Covid-19, the role of technology and how Christians can maintain spiritual rectitude during the ravaging pandemic era in this interview with Emmanuella Lekwauwa   What do we expect from your mission work? I want to see more Christ centered,…

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Joshua Iginla marks birthday, lavishes gifts on less privileged

Senior Pastor of Abuja-based Champions Royal Assembly, Bro. Joshua Iginla doled out cash and other gift items to widows and other less privileged person as he marked his birthday on May 21.     It is characteristic of the man of God to touch lives on his birthday anniversaries. This time around, Iginla doles out money, houses and scholarships to the aged, helpless widows, the poor and orphans. Most of the beneficiaries had tears in their eyes as they were touched by God through him. They, however, could not stop…

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We want government to open churches –Archbishop Martins

T he Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has again called on government to gradually lift the lockdown placed on churches, stressing that the church was capable of ensuring and enforcing personal hygiene and physical distancing amongst its members.     He spoke at a recent press conference  marking this year’s World Day of Communications which held at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos. The prelate pointed out that continuous closure of churches was negatively affecting the spiritual and emotional well-being of Christians who he said craved…

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When your wife starts to cry

    I t is a universal fact that women cry more easily than men and this gets on the nerves of many husbands. Many do not know what to do with a crying wife. What many men can hardly tolerate is when the reason for the tears is too “minor” or looks childish. What some do is to walk out or “quarrel more” with words such as “stop crying like a baby. Now tell me exactly why you are crying. Give me just two reasons why you are crying…

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The Cyber Embassy of Christ debuts ‘Worship Without Walls Global Concert’

  The world is set to witness a massive worship concert tagged “Worship Without Walls”.   The programme is a 12-hour worship session that will hold online with over 50 gospel artistes participating from across the globe.   Slatted to hold on from Saturday, May 31, the concert will see worship leaders from over 40 countries taking part in the one day of total praise and worship.   Headlining artistes for the worship programme include Mike Abdul, Monique, Mike Aremu, Essence, KSB and Righteousman.     Others are Tosin Bee,…

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Online church: Biggest benefits of coronavirus, a must in post pandemic era, says Ope Banwo

‘I pioneered 100% Internet church’     Founder of The Cyber Embassy of Christ and pioneer of the first internet Christian ministry based in Omaha Nebraska,  Dr. Ope Banwo, is a man of various competencies. A lawyer and an renowned entrepreneur, he is also an author and motivational speaker, He reveals the inherent power of internet as a model soul harvesters must embrace to reach and reconcile people to God in post COVID-19 era, in this interview with EDWIN USOBOH     You’re a pastor, lawyer and businessman with the…

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