Abuja, 02 March, 2021 / 5:29 pm (ACI Africa).
At the celebration of Holy Eucharist marking the first anniversary since Seminarian Michael Nnadi was murdered, the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Minna Diocese has underscored the need for fearless preachers of the Gospel in the example of the late Seminarian.
Michael who was a seminarian at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese was killed in January 2020 because he reportedly would not stop announcing the Gospel of Christ in captivity.
“We are celebrating Michael as a hero of faith, a fearless preacher of the word. This is the type of messengers and preachers our nation and our world is in need of,” Bishop Luka Sylvester Gopep of said during the February 26 event, the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kaduna organized.
Bishop Gopep added, “Preachers who will look at a sinner and enemy straight in the face and confront them with love and courageous faith; preachers who for the sake of the gospel and the truth will be willing to take the road to martyrdom instead of shying away in the face of difficulties and challenges.”
Michael, 18, was among four seminarians abducted from the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kaduna on the night of 8 January 2020. While three of the seminarians were released, the native of Sokoto Diocese was found murdered 20 days later.