Zaria, 10 August, 2022 / 8:39 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has paid tribute to the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Zaria in Nigeria who passed on in July after serving the wider embattled Nigeria’s Kaduna state with courage.
In a Tuesday, August 9 report, the charity foundation recalls working with Bishop George Jonathan Dodo on numerous projects to support victims of militant attacks in the Nigerian state before he passed on at the age of 66.
“ACN remembers Bishop George as a modest and courageous leader,” ACN has reported, and adds, “The international charity supported a total of 51 projects in his Diocese, and worked with Mons. Dodo since 2001 in his commitment to raise his Diocese to what it is today.”
The charity foundation has noted that many of the projects the foundation worked on, with the help of Bishop Dodo, involved building new structures, and later evolved to providing security and protection, due to the increasing threats, and to rebuild Church structures after violent outbreaks.
The projects reveal “the difficulties and struggles of Christians in the diocese of Zaria,” the Pontifical foundation says in reference to the Nigerian Diocese that is situated between the Dioceses of Sokoto and Kaduna, in the North of Nigeria.