- Category: Politics
- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:19
- Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
The Catholic seat of Power in Rome has condemned the unending attacks on the Northern Christian community in Nigeria, calling on all to embrace peace for the common good of mankind. Pope Benedict XVI, in his usual weekly address to
thousands of worshippers at the Vatican City, called for an end to the terrorist attacks in the Northern parts of Nigeria. He therefore admonished all Nigerians to create an enabling environments where different faiths are expressed without intimidation.
In his words,: “I am following with deep concern the news from Nigeria, where terrorist attacks are continuing, especially against Christians… I appeal to those responsible for the violence to immediately stop spilling the blood of innocent people.” He said.
Continuing; "I call on all parties to cooperate in the construction of a peaceful and reconciled society in which the right to freely express faith is guaranteed.”
It would be recalled that Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram has consistently launched deadly attacks on Churches and other places of Christian worships killing over 500 people in just this year. The latest of the deadly offensive took place last Sunday where over 4 Churches were attacked crushing to death, more than 70 worshippers mainly women and Children.