Abuja, 16 November, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The apprehension and suffering that Nigeria is experiencing including what has been described as irrational killings and attacks can be countered by seeking perpetual help through praying the rosary, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.
In his homily at the Marian Shrine, Ugwogo-Nike in Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama said that Catholics are distinguished by two pillars of devotions in the spiritual journey, which are Eucharistic devotion and the Marian devotion.
Archbishop Kaigama reflected broadly on the suffering of Mary and called upon the people of God in the West African country to go to her through the Holy Rosary for help.
“We as Nigerian Catholics must tell our Mama of Perpetual Help about the irrational killings and attacks resulting in internally displaced people,” Archbishop Kaigama said in his November 13 homily on the occasion of the 10th National convention Confraternity of our Mother of Perpetual Help.
He added, “We are experiencing hunger and poverty and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The public service is fueled by corrupt practices and blatant ethnic and religious favoritism… Let us take our worries and the many problems facing our nation to the Lord in intensive and unceasing prayer by praying the rosary, participating in Eucharistic adoration, and repenting from our sins like the people of Nineveh.”