Pentecost (today) is the last day of our Spring Campaign. Please be generous.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Nigerian prelate mourns Muslim leader with whom he worked for peace

Catholic World News - October 07, 2010

The archbishop of Jos, Nigeria-- where Muslims killed hundreds of Christians earlier this year-- is mourning the loss of a local Muslim leader with whom he worked for peace. Emir Haruna Abdullahi of Wase died of an illness.

“Our friendship and work for peace was commended and encouraged by many Muslims and Christians to the extent that many would say the emir and the archbishop are inseparable when it comes to peace matters,” said Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama. “However, some few did not believe that a genuine friendship was possible between a Muslim and a Christian leader. On our part, we didn’t need to provide any philosophical proof that our friendship was working well … Throughout the crises in Plateau State we remained in constant contact, sometimes on a daily basis, thanks to the mobile phone.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22
What's wrong with these pictures? May 22
What can we learn from the dignity of military services? May 22
Was Lewis “basically Catholic”? May 21
Reading The Diary of a Country Priest: Scandal May 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days