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

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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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Posted February 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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1. Vatican Watcher wrote:

Biafra, anyone?

February 9, 10:51 pm | [comment link]

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