Pope Francis has condemned the recent attack on a church in Benue state which led to the deaths of 19 persons including two priests.
The suspected herdsmen, on April 24, invaded St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church in Gwer east local government area of the state, opening fire on worshippers that had come for an early morning mass.
Speaking at the St. Peter’s Square in Rome, on Sunday, Francis called for an end to the attacks.
“The pontiff prayed that Nigeria’s Christian community find harmony and peace,” AP said in a report.
This was confirmed by John Onaiyekan, Metropolitan Catholic archbishop of Abuja, in an interview with Daily Sun, saying the Pope is deeply concerned about herdsmen’s killings across the country.
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