Bishop Rolando Álvarez has been nominated for the Sakharov Prize, which honors persons and organizations who exceptionally defend human rights and freedoms.
The case of Father Okide is the latest in a series of kidnappings and murders in Africa’s most populous nation involving members of the clergy, seminarians, and other Christians.
Father Billing has been involved in various roles and projects, including his work as a diocesan spokesperson and personal secretary to three bishops of Lancaster.
The lawsuit accuses the pregnancy centers of violating California’s False Advertising Law and Unfair Competition Law.
The prayer service is occurring just days before the launch of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in Rome over the course of October.