The Catholic Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev. Hilary Okeke has disclosed to newsmen that Pope Francis has spoken to president Buhari concerning the matter of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped and still being held captive by Boko Haram terrorists.
According to the Bishop who expressed hope concerning the matter, others held in similar position will be released soon.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria had formally involved the Holy father, Pope Francis on the matter. The papacy has reached out to President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue. So, we are not relenting.”
Hilary Okeke also used the opportunity to call on people to return to God as he lamented the rising idolatory today.
That is the reason the church accepts only culture and traditions that have no form of idolatry. Idolatry remains the greatest sin against God. Any Catholic who wishes to take any title must sign an undertaking that no pagan rituals or idolatrous sacrifices would be involved, or such person would be excommunicated” he added.