Stop being tribalistic, Pope Francis tells Nigerian Christians


Pope Francis

By Luminous Jannamike, ABUJA

Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, has urged Christians in Nigeria to stop being sectional, and take the moral high ground.

Pope Francis, who took a swipe at churches that had opposed the appointment of Most Revd. Peter Okpalaeke as Bishop on the basis of his dialect, urged Christian communities in the country to act as true followers of Jesus Christ by showing love to all.

The Pontiff said this while delivering the homily at a special mass to celebrate the first anniversary of the creation of the Ekwulobia Catholic diocese, weekend.

Represented by the Papal Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi, the Pope said, “While we acknowledge that the creation of the new diocese was necessitated as a result of the remarkable numerical growth of Awka Diocese in Anambra, we cannot remain silent about another fact, a non-positive fact that preceded the appointment of the first Bishop of Ekwulobia.

“I recall it not to recriminate and make polemics,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper