Catholics to mark Feast of Christ the King, Sunday


Catholics in the country are to join their counterparts worldwide on Sunday to mark the feast of Christ the King.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos made the announcement in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.

According to church history, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, commonly referred to as the Feast of Christ the King is a relatively recent addition to western liturgical calendar.

It was instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

During the celebration Catholics go on procession, singing praises, while a priest carries the Eucharistic in a monstrance to pray for peace.

The Director of Social Communications of the Archdiocese, Msgr. Gabriel Osu, said the event would mark the official closure of the Catholic liturgical year A and the beginning of another year B.

“It is the end of the Catholic liturgical year and the beginning of a new year which is the…

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