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August 16, 2018

Killings: Prayer- Protest Holds June 5 in Owerri

  The Prayer-Protest in solidarity with victims of Benue State massacre and other security challenges, holds on Tuesday June 5, in Owerri Archdiocese. The protest earlier scheduled for May 22, 2018 was postponed due to security concerns. The programme begins with Rosary Procession at 8am from Villa Maria, along Wetheral Road, passing through Government House Roundabout, through Assumpta Avenue to Maria Assumpta Cathedral where the procession will be concluded with Holy Mass at 12 noon. The faithful are expected to dress in their various group uniform.    

Makurdi killings: Owerri Archdiocese shifts Prayer-Protest to June 5

  The Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri has explained why its faithful did not join their counterparts nationwide to observe the Prayer-Protest on Tuesday, May 22 in solidarity with victims of Makurdi killings. The Director of Communications/Media of the Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Dr. George Nwachukwu said the postponement was sequel to the advice of the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadinchi. Police said the church rally coincided with the celebration of the anniversary of a faction of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) known as Biafran Independent Movement (BIM). Fr. Nwachukwu said in a…