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Sultan declares Friday as public holiday to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir | Details

Sultan of Sokoto announces public holiday
Sultan of Sokoto announces public holiday

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar has declared Friday, 31st July 2020, as the day to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir known as Illeya festival. He also advised on how to observe prayers across the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In his words;
“In view of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sultan hereby advises all the District Heads and Imams in Sokoto State to observe Eid prayers in their Jumu’at mosques in their respective towns and villages and not at Eid grounds. Also, the council advises the Muslim communities throughout the country to observe Eid prayers at Jumu’at Mosques to help curb the spread of Covid-19.”

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Coronavirus kills 13 nuns at Michigan convent

Thirteen reverend sisters who all worked and lived together at a Michigan convent have died from Coronavirus, with twelve sisters passing in the span of a month.

From April 10, which was Good Friday, to May 10, twelve sisters ranging in age from 69 to 99 died of COVID-19 at the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary convent in Livonia. A 13th sister, Sister Mary Danatha Suchyta, died of the disease on June 27 at age 98.

Sister Mary Danatha had been a member of the Felician congregation for 80 years, and all 13 who died were members for at least 50 years, according to a list provided by Suzanne English, executive director for mission advancement for Our Lady of Hope Province, which oversees the 469 Felician sisters in about 60 convents around the U.S. and...

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