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Nigerian archbishop calls for end to Christian-Muslim fighting

Catholic World News - October 18, 2012

The religious violence that has plagued Nigeria in recent months is offensive to both Christian and Islamic beliefs, the president of the country’s Catholic bishops’ conference said in a nationwide radio address.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kagiama of Jos said that Islam and Christianity call for peaceful coexistence. In an appeal for an end to sectarian violence the archbishop recalled several instances of cooperation between Christians and Muslims, and called for mutual steps to end the current bloodshed.

The archbishop’s radio address came after an attack on a Christian village in which 30 people were killed, and encounters between the army and the Boko Haram terrorist group in which another 24 people died.

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