“Put pressure on your governments, do not abandon
us otherwise Nigeria will face destruction.” This appeal was launched by
Mgr. Ignatius Kaigama, Archbishop of Jos and President of the Episcopal
Conference of Nigeria.
attack and the number of victims has already risen to approximately 800
since the beginning of the year.
react,” he emphasized and “we need to focus our efforts on guaranteeing
Nigerians’ religious freedom.”
opened today at the Rimini Fair, the bishop has already become a symbol
of this tragedy and of the Church’s endurance.
people who especially in the northern part of the country “live in
constant fear because Boko Haram fundamentalists hit innocent targets,
often people attending service. Even at Christmas we suffered attacks
and there were victims.”
diocese who are frustrated and “ask the Church money to buy weapons for
revenge and fight the Muslims. But I tell them I am not a warrior. My
job is to promote peace.”
A peace threatened also by the hardships of the
population. The local Church also helps with “water, health services and
other aids. I go around the villages feeling a little like a social
worker while government officials stay in their air conditioned
Source: Vatican Insider
”The truth might be hard to say, painful to bear or even drastic for the truth sayer but still needed to be said”. ALISON.