Ondo, 28 February, 2021 / 12:20 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has facilitated the construction of a church in Nigeria and the production of music in Zambia.
In a report shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, February 23, the leadership of the New York-based agency has provided funds for the roofing of the new St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ondo.
“The new church has been in construction for the last three years and was needed because the previous church was no longer able to accommodate the number of people showing up for Catholic Mass,” Salesian Missions officials say.
The parishioners fundraised for the three years to see the church get to the roofing level, but their efforts were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and they were no longer able to support the construction, officials of the Salesian agency note in their report.
“The church structure is now fully built,” they say and add that SDB members in Ondo “are still seeking additional funding to finalize the internal workings of the church.”