This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. The figures were published earlier this month in the "Situation Report on the activities of Boko Haram in the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri," a copy of which was obtained by international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. The territory of the diocese covers the whole of Borno, Yobe and part of Adamawa state Nonetheless, Father Obasogie told Aid to the Church in Need: "The good Lord has always been on our side. He has seen us through thick and thin. Our faith has been purified through persecution."
In this latest rap video Fr. Father Pontifex released his first studio album "Ordained" on August 24, 2011. Born in 1972, Claude Burns -- better known by his stage name "Father Pontifex" --is a Catholic priest and hip hop artist from Evansville, Indiana.
It am de Pope, he be at it agen Dere be no stopping dis righteous Pontifex . Oh come on, I didn't read the details, but the closing statement is the thing, available from here (but that doesn't copy well, so you may prefer this version ): considered the overwhelming scientific evidence regarding human-induced climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and the vulnerabilities of the poor to economic, social, and environmental shocks.
The study revealed that three most followed world leaders were US President @BarackObama with 56,933,515 followers, Pope Francis (@Pontifex) with 19,580,910 followers on his nine different language accounts, and Modi with 10,902,510 followers. The study said it was impossible to say whether governments pay to promote the accounts of their leaders. But "we have seen an interesting pattern on @IndianDiplomacy (official account of India's public diplomacy) and @MEAIndia (India's ministry of external affairs) accounts whose tweets are automatically re-tweeted by an army of 90 tweeps who all follow each other and whose sole purpose is to re-tweet the tweets from @IndianDiplomacy and @MEAIndia, the accounts listed on each of their public Twitter list, aptly entitled 'RT'," the study said.
Pope Francis is an effective and engaged leader because he exhibits a sense of confidence in himself and his position but also a tremendous sense of humility, says Charlene Li. So in the case of Pope Francis when he decided to break down that power distance, step down off that dais and actually start taking selfies with people, some people felt like that was cheapening of the position of the Pope, that he wasn't taking it seriously, that he should remain up high and above it all.
The 78-year-old pontiff is visibly chubbier these days than he was when he lived in Argentina and was known for a frugal lifestyle and walking as much as he could. The mass was the start of another hectic phase for Francis, who has a string of engagements over Easter, the holiest period in the Christian calendar.
Before his conversion to Christianity, Constantine refused to accept the rank of caesar given him by Galerius and Licinius (Nov 11, 308); he practiced forbearance in regard to the Christians; Each emperor (Constantine, Licinius, and Maximin Daia in the east) issued mandates restoring rights and property to Christians (Lactantius, De morte 48; Eusebius Ecclesiastical History 10:5:1-14); Constantine's conversion to Christianity in 312 is "now almost universally acknowledged" al ...
You probably have a strong opinion about whether it's the color of the Pontifex's hat , or the Backstreet Boys' fourth studio album , or the color of the Pontifex's hat. It's been around since 1995, and has more than 100 shops throughout the U.K. It's also blissfully unaware of the commotion it's caused on this side of the pond, if this photo of a grumpy monkey on its last Facebook post is any indication.
In recent times, popes have held the office of cardinal prior to their election as pontifex maximus (a none biblical title that came from paganism). Hence, from the mere jingle of words, persons and things essentially different were confounded; and Paganism and Christianity jumbled together, that the towering ambition of a wicked priest might be gratified; and so, to the blinded Christians of the apostacy, the Pope was the representative of Peter the apostle, while to the initiated pagans, he was only the representative of Peter, the interpreter of their well known Mysteries.
The federal government is considering the appointment of one of its own to a plum European posting in another example of what some will see as jobs for the boys. The Barnett government's chief minder, Mr Pontifex also has a background in the federal political sphere having served as chief of staff to the Howard government justice minister, Chris Ellison.
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. Describing how the group is strategically superior to the Nigerian army and is now recruiting in countries across North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that Western military intervention was the only viable option in the fight against the militants who have now allied themselves to the Islamic State. The bishop said the attacks on Baga revealed the ineptitude of the Nigerian military; he called for senior officers who failed to do their job properly to be sacked "as a lesson to the others."
The last time we heard news of Pontifex's College of Cardinals, he was demoting one for being a touch too conservative...or for comparing the present-day church to "a ship without a rudder." Referring to the Vatican, Francis told faithful in St. Peter's Square that the churchmen come "from every continent" and "show the indelible tie with the church of Rome to churches in the world."