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Kidnapping of Catholic priests, molestation of church – Kaigama warns

Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Kaigama, Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, has condemned the incessant kidnapping of catholic monks and ministers of God in Nigeria.

Kaigama, in his homily on Sunday at St. Anthony’s Parish, Yangoji, Abuja, described the kidnapping of monks as molestation of the church.

He says such acts are felony, ungodly and degrading to humanity.

Kaigama, who spoke at a mass to mark Solemnity of Baptism of the Lord, mentioned it ought to be clear to the abductors that the mission of the Catholic Church was to carry excellent news to the needy and poor.

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“No matter could be the motive of the abductors, financial or sheer intimidation, it ought to be clear to these engaged in such nefarious actions that the Catholic Church brings excellent news to the poor by means of enormous sacrifices.

“She enhances the federal government’s efforts by means of her selfless social, instructional and medical companies to the needy, so molesting the Church is molesting the needy.

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“Regardless of the Catholic Church has and does, is for the great of all, irrespective of non secular, ethnic or political variations,” he mentioned.

He prayed for the discharge of those that are nonetheless in captivity and for the conversion of the perpetrators of the inhuman act.

“Might Christ manifest Himself to the perpetrators of such evil actions as kidnapping, rape, killings, and so on and grant them a change of coronary heart,’’ he mentioned.

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Kaigama inspired Parishioners to persevere extra in religion and to not give in to despair with the happenings round them, particularly within the mild of the kidnap of their parish priest.

DAILY POST remembers that the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Matthew Dajo was kidnapped for 10 days, earlier than his launch in Dec. 2, 2020.

His kidnap is one among many incidents recorded up to now few months.

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