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Nigeria’s bishops blast foreign attempts to promote abortion, homosexual unions

Catholic World News - September 17, 2013

The bishops of Nigeria have denounced attempts by international agencies to promote abortion and homosexual unions in their nation.

Decrying “the continuous attempts by foreign agencies to introduce unhealthy values in our society in their campaigns for abortion, condom distribution and promotion of homosexual unions,” the bishops also lamented internal corruption, according to a Fides report. At the conclusion of their meeting, the bishops stated that “the fraudulent use of public money deprives citizens of basic services such as quality education, adequate health care, decent roads, continuous supply of electricity [and] drinking water.”

According to a summary of the meeting on the Nigerian episcopal conference’s website, the bishops renewed their “commitment to consistently pledge our unalloyed loyalty and obedience to the Holy Father” and condemned the refusal of many priests in the Diocese of Ahiara to accept Bishop Peter Okpaleke as their new bishop.

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