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Priest who lost 6 siblings to educate the poorest in Nigeria

Catholic World News - September 07, 2010

The Grand Forks Herald has profiled a Nigerian priest who, with the approval of his bishop, is earning a doctorate in North Dakota in the hopes of founding a school and starting a literacy program to help combat extreme poverty in his native land.

Father Vincent Bulus is a priest of the Diocese of Kafachan, which is located in north-central Nigeria. Educated by missionary priests from Ireland and Chicago, Father Bulus recalls that “they taught us how to write our own name.”

“I admired what they were doing. They taught us about God. They brought Jesus to us. They just captured my mind, and I wanted to be like them.”

Six of Father Bulus’s siblings died because of his family’s extreme poverty. “That’s my driving force, so other people won’t die.”

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