Mark To Lead FG’s Delegation To Pope’s Inauguration

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Updated March 17, 2013

As Catholics worldwide prepare for the formal installation of Pope Francis 1 on Tuesday, president Goodluck Jonathan has approved that Nigeria be represented at the event by a federal government delegation headed by the senate president, senator David Mark.

In addition to attending the new pope’s inauguration mass at the Vatican City, the delegation will also convey a congratulatory letter from President Jonathan to Pope Francis who was elected by the College of Cardinals on Wednesday, to succeed Pope Benedict xvi.

A statement by the presidency listed other members of the delegation to include the minister of aviation, Stella Oduah, the minister of state (foreign affairs), Viola Onwuliri and the president of the catholic bishop’s conference of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama.