Catholic Church In Nigeria To Rebuild Churches Destroyed By Boko Haram
So, the Catholic church in Nigeria has decided to rebuild its worship centres destroyed by dreaded sect, Boko Haram.
The terror group destroyed hundreds of churches when they conducted several attacks in the northeast in their campaign to create an Islamic state.
On Sunday (October 21st), Catholic Churches across Nigeria contributed funds, part of which will be used to rebuild the churches burnt by the terrorists.
National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, Rev. Fr. George Ajana, disclosed this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the forthcoming World Mission Sunday celebration which held on October 21.
Ajana said following the extraordinary missionary month, all funds raised on that Sunday will be sent to Pope Francis, adding that he will send part of the money back to Nigeria to enable the church assist in the rebuilding process of churches burnt by the Boko Haram sects.
World Mission Sunday, Ajana said is an annual event to assist humanity in various ways.
He urged both the rich and poor to contribute no matter the amount to rebuild the affected part of the north.
His words: “The Pope since 1926 have mandated our participation in and support of mission Sunday through prayers which is most important and then material offering, that is the money and other materials that we give to support the mission of the church. All collections that very day are to be given to the missions. All Catholics are encouraged to give no matter how small.
“In the North Eastern part of the country we are all aware of the impact of Boko Haram insurgency. Churches have been burnt, Reverend Father’s houses have been burnt, Christians have been killed and a lot of lives have been lost. Thank God things have improved now. And many of these churches need to be rebuilt.
“For instance, in the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, the Catholic Bishop of that diocese have embarked on rebuilding the burnt Churches and you know what that will cost, a lot of money. You don’t just build churches with prayers, we need money.”
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