Maiduguri, 07 May, 2021 / 7:59 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri has called for fervent prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary in reciting the Holy Rosary, saying that it is through the devotion to the Mother of our Lord that the war against Islamist militants in the West African country will be won.
In a video message recorded for Catholic Pontifical organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme whose episcopal see lies in Northeastern Nigeria where Christians continue to be persecuted my Boko Haram and other Islamist groups acknowledges the power of the Holy Rosary in ending the suffering of Christians.
Bishop Doeme says, in reference to ACN’s Religious Freedom Report 2021 that highlights various African countries experiencing violations of Religious freedoms, “For those who wish to help alongside aid organizations such as ACN, I ask that you pray for the end of violence, and pray particularly the Rosary.”
The Local Ordinary of Maiduguri where Christians live in constant fear of attacks says the faithful in his Diocese have been praying to the Mother of God for years.
“Through fervent prayer and devotion to Our Lady, the enemy will certainly be defeated,” the Nigerian Bishop says in the Wednesday, May 5 video recording.