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August 16, 2018

Archbishop Obinna to President Buhari …Disarm Criminals! Stop the Bloodshed!

Archbishop Obinna with Archdiocesan Priests and the lay faithful during the prayer protest June 5

  The Catholic Church is asking President Muhammadu Buhari to disarm the violent herdsmen killing innocent people across the country, if he is serious about protecting all Nigerians. This message was contained in an open letter which the Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev Anthony J.V. Obinna, wrote to the President, read on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral, at the end of a prayer- protest. The prayer protest was called by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), on May 22, 2018, to coincide with the mass burial of two priests and 17 worshippers in Benue State. In…

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…

Catholics Organize Prayer-Protest

  A weeping Catholic Church is petitioning God for the many killings of innocent people in Benue, particularly the brutal murder of its Priests and laity during a Holy Mass.   Catholic Bishops have therefore, called out the faithful to a prayer-protest, on Tuesday, in solidarity with the victims of the recent Makurdi killings.   “Following the directive, of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, (CBCN), Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna,  Archbishop of Owerri invites the faithful, other Christians and people of goodwill in the State to a special Day of Prayer in Solidarity with the victims of the recent…