Cardinal Onaiyekan of Abuja: Nigeria’s religious persecution caught the Church by surprise

Church burnings, attacks on worshippers and suicide bombings in Nigeria are a recent phenomenon that threatens the longstanding harmony between Muslims and Christians, warned Nigeria’s new cardinal.

“(This) is all new to us,” Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja, told MPs and Senators of the Canada Holy See Friendship Group Feb. 4.

“We didn’t think it would ever happen.”

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One comment on “Cardinal Onaiyekan of Abuja: Nigeria’s religious persecution caught the Church by surprise

  1. Vatican Watcher says:

    Biafra, anyone?