Delegations of Catholic Bishops from the Ibadan and Lagos Ecclesiastical Provinces have paid a solidarity visit to Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese following the massacre of dozens of Catholic worshippers at St. Francis Xavier Owo Parish.
Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have come to the defense of the Local Ordinary of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah , whose recent address to the U.S Congress triggered harsh criticism from the Presidency of the West African nation.
The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective statement, bemoaned the multiple crises in the West African nation saying the country “seems to have lost its very soul.”
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have asked that medical experts in the West African country be allowed to subject COVID-19 vaccines coming into the country to independent tests to allay fears among the public about the safety of the coronavirus jab.
Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have expressed their concerns about the failure to deal with the challenges that have bedeviled their country over years including those related to insecurity, describing the challenges as “hydra-headed monsters, reappearing as often as they seem subdued.”