International news briefs July 18, 2014

Britain and the US have ignored the religious ideology motivating the Boko Haram terrorist group, the Primate of All-Nigeria, the Most. Rev. Nicholas Okoh told the Baptist Press last week. The West keeps “talking about economic problems,” claiming this is the motivation for the terror campaign waged by the Islamist militant group across Northern Nigeria. […]

Corruption killing Nigeria, Akinola warns

Corruption is killing Nigeria, Archbishop Peter Akinola said last week, warning the future of Africa’s largest nation was bleak unless the government and the people of Nigeria fought back. Speaking to reporters at his home on 13 August 2013, the former Primate of All-Nigeria said “for Nigeria, the endemic corruption constitutes a huge challenge and […]

Zambian bishop interviewed by police over theft charges

Members of the chapter of the Cathedral of the Holy Nativity in Ndola have lodged a criminal complaint with police charging the Bishop of Central Zambia, the Rt. Rev. Derek Kamukwamba, with theft of cathedral funds. On 11 June 2013 the Bishop was interviewed by police and asked to respond to the charges. Bishop Kamukwamba […]

Synod brawl leads to bishop’s suspension

The Bishop in Thoothukudi-Nazareth of the Church of South India has been suspended for assaulting the CSI’s General Secretary during the 25 Feb 2013 meeting in Chennai of the Synod Executive Council. Spokesmen for the Bishop and the executive Council did not respond to requests for clarification but the anti-corruption lay group Youth4CSI reports the […]

Soft judges encourage crime, Archbishop warns

A two year prison term or an option of paying a fine of £3000 for stealing £9.3 million from the Nigerian Police Pension Fund was an invitation to politicians to steal, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh told members of the Church of Nigeria Standing Committee in Benin City last week. On 6 Feb 2013 Archbishop Okoh said […]

Archbishop Adetiloye a foe of idolatry and corruption

Spiritual and material corruption was eating away at the hearts of the Christian Churches of Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh said last week, warning that the failure of Church leaders to live up to their callings was emblematic of the failure of Nigerian civil society. In his eulogy for the late Primate of Nigeria, Archbishop Joseph […]

Court overturns church college appointment

An Indian court has overturned the appointment of the head of the Church of South India’s American College, saying the late bishop in Madurai-Ramnad had colluded with his son-in-law to engineer the younger man’s appointment as principal. Elected bishop in Madurai-Ramnad in 2003, Bishop Asir was also elected deputy moderator of the CSI in 2008.  […]

CSI moderator to clean up the Indian church

Anti-corruption activists in the Church of South India have applauded a series of reforms instituted by the church’s new moderator,b the Bishop in Kanyakumari Gnanasigamony Devakadasham to clean up the scandal plagued church. Bishop Devakadasham  has appointed Adrian Rozario to serve as the CSI synod’s chief legal adviser, the Youth for CSI website reports.  Mr. […]

Bhopal bishop questioned by police

The Bishop of the Church of North India’s Diocese of Jabalpur has been questioned by police in Bhopal in connection with the abduction and beating of a church school headmaster. On 3 July 2012, Mr. Ladley Matthew, the headmaster of Christ Church Boys School in Jabalpur was walking to the home of a friend following […]

Indian bishop suspended for corruption

The Church of South India’s Bishop in Medak, the Rt. Rev. T. Samuel Kanaka Prasad has been suspended for corruption by the Synod Executive Committee. In a letter to the bishop dated 9 June 2012, the Moderator of the CSI Bishop G. Devakadasham stated the Synod Executive Committee had voted on 24 April for suspension […]

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