Pope calls for end to attack on Christians in Nigeria Reviewed by Momizat on . Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for an immediate end to what he called "terrorist attacks" against Christians in Nigeria and urged all sides to avoid reprisals. Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for an immediate end to what he called "terrorist attacks" against Christians in Nigeria and urged all sides to avoid reprisals. Rating:
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Pope calls for end to attack on Christians in Nigeria

Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for an immediate end to what he called “terrorist attacks” against Christians in Nigeria and urged all sides to avoid reprisals.

The bombed Church in Kaduna

The Pope at his weekly general audience on Wednesday expressed his concern on the persistent suicide and bomb attacks on Churches saying, “I am following with deep concern the news from Nigeria, where terrorist attacks are continuing especially against Christians.”

A number of Churches have been attacked across the states in northern Nigeria with untold number of deaths. Such suicide attacks have continued unabated in the last three weeks, killing people during the Church service.

The Pontiff appealed for calm, urging the perpetrators to stop killing the innocent. “I appeal to those responsible for the violence to immediately stop the spilling of the blood of many innocents.”

He also appealed to all groups in the country to shun “the path of vendetta” and work towards building a peaceful society where people were free to practice their religion.

Reprisals attacks in Kaduna on Tuesday, following the bomb attack on three churches in Zaria, has led to the death of dozens while gun feuds in Yobe state, since Monday has also claimed a number of lives.

The escalating violence has raised fears of wider sectarian conflict in a country reeling from months of attacks on churches, government buildings and other sites by the Islamist Boko Haram sect.

 

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  • Naibizubairu

    The call by the pontiff should be strongly heeded, as he appealed to all responsible. But at the same time, it should be known to his grace that the perpetrators are within all the religious devides, as both BH and at times some Christians of rival folds in the church have been identified to carry out the dastard acts. He should also caution the utterances of some religious leaders in Nigeria, like the president of the ‘CAN’, on some un- guided utterances. Long live the Pontif.

  • Donaldnormann

    You should be keep quiet man, even since this thing have been happening. How many time your so call oman or affah caution your those arrogant idiot called BH to sheer their sword. Do not let me talk because i am not happy.  

  • DONT KILL US AGAIN

    The act could not have been traced to any christian rival as you claimed coz BOKO HARAM at every point in time are claiming responsibilities for all the attacks,therefore,it is ironic for you to make this spurious assertion.let us just be,we are not fools.Even if there were xtian,the fact that they are now tools of BOKO HARAM,by implication there are muslim by action coz  BH is an islamic sectarian group,TRUE OR FALSE?  shot your big foolish mouth

  • Lungu

    It is only a fool that is not aware of your antics to distroy the entire north by initiating and fuelling the crises in the north. But be sure the next turn will be yours!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ephraim.nyong Ephraim Nyong

    The Boko Hara do not fear God, how much more respect the Pontiff’s appeal, may be the King of Saudi Arabia should be the right person to call them to order. I learnt Mr President sent a delegate on a condolence visit to the Kingdom, two birds can be killed with one stone. I’m just thinking aloud.

  • Uzonabest

    Nigeria is no longer safe both for human exsistence and economic activities.

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