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Nigerian Catholic Bishops meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Below are photos of Nigerian Catholic bishops throughout their recent meeting with Pope Francis in Rome. The clergymen met with Pope Francis yesterday throughout the comprehensive session of the Ad Limina of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) within the Vatican.
There are sixty-five Nigerian prelates altogether at the meeting and among them are members of the body, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, bishop retired of Lagos and Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, bishop of Abuja.

Reports have it that the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the incessant attacks within the country. The cluster created the decision in a statement issued by theologizer Akubeze and Camillus Umoh, its president and secretary severally.

The clerics condemned the killing of 2 clergymen and seventeen congregants by suspected herders in Benue in a weekday.

Their statement to Buhari comes just in times because the chairman of the Christian Association of {nigeria|Nigeria|Federal Republic of Federal Republic of Nigeria|African country|African nation} (CAN) in Northern Nigeria, Rev. Yakubu Pam, suggested the federal government and also the Northern Governor’s Forum (NGF) to halt killing of Christians within the North; before the case degenerates into a war.

Rev. Pam aforementioned this, yesterday, in reaction to the murder of 2 Catholic bishops and seventeen others, on a weekday in Benue, and killing of forty-four persons on Wed, conjointly in Benue and Nasarawa states.

Pam aforesaid the senseless and current killing is evitable.

“My worry is that if the federal and also the NGF don’t do one thing desperately, the killing of Christians within the north would degenerate in some unspecified time in the future into war. individuals are being killed on day after day, yet, no one has ever been in remission and nothing tangible has been done by the federal government.

“Looking at however skilled the attacks are being allotted, I feel that these individuals are terrorists, they’re Boko Haram and government, in the slightest degree levels, have to be compelled to respond swiftly; to curtail the menace before the individuals are pushed to defend themselves which can cause war.”

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