Bishop Okpaleke's appointment had been met by protests and petitions calling for the appointment of a bishop from among the local clergy.
Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis “normally” meets with victims of abuse on Fridays, and “sometimes this is known and sometimes it is not known.”
Pope Francis, U.S. bishops offer prayers after another act of “horrifying evil” in Florida school shooting
“With God’s help, we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its manifestations.”