- President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the people of Kaduna state and the Christian community over the death of Bishop of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Bagobiri
- The president described the late Bishop as a committed Christian who loved his community
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, March 16, has expressed condolences over the passing of the Bishop of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Bagobiri.
Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the resident on Media and Publicity, in a statement said Buhari sent a condolence message to the government and people of Kaduna State, the Catholic faithful in particular, and the Christian community in the country at large.
Read the statement below:
"President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences over the passing away of the Bishop of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, who was buried on Thursday.
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In a message to the government and people of Kaduna State, the Catholic faithful in particular, and the Christian community in the country at large, the President described the late Bishop as a committed Christian who loved his community.
“He fought injustice and all forms oppression. He helped the poor, established schools including a seminary described as one of the best in the country,” President Buhari noted.
The President prayed for the repose of the soul of Bishop Bagobiri."
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Eunan Asomugha on Sunday, March 4, reacted to the verbal attacks on the Archbishop of Owerri Diocese, Anthony J. V. Obinna, by supposed members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Vanguard reports that Asomugha made this reaction while delivering his sermon at the St Matthew Catholic Church in Ngwoma Obube, Owerri north local government area, in the state, wondered why people should be angry unnecessarily.
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The priest was said to attend a burial mass of the mother of Alex Mbata, at St Michael’s Catholic Church Ngwoma Obube in Owerri North local government area.
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