Nigerian cardinal vows: Christians will not flee
Catholic World News - January 09, 2012
Despite the threats of violence by Boko Haram, Christians will not leave northern Nigeria, vows Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie of Lagos.
“The Nigerian Church is strong and vital, it will not be intimidated and like Jesus on the cross, it is ready to testify its faith to the ultimate sacrifice,” the Nigerian cardinal told Vatican Insider. He said that Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group, does not represent the sentiments of most Muslims in the north of the country. Nevertheless, he said, the government has not shown the ability or willingness to protect Christians from attacks.
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