'Protect Nigerians' rights to practice their faith', Catholic Bishop tells President Buhari
An appeal has been made to the president of Nigeria, Muhammdu Buhari, concerning religious discrimination in the country.
According to him, Nigerians should be able to practice their faith without worrying about religious molestation or discrimination, Channels TV reports.
Speaking at the centenary celebration of Catholic Arch-Diocese of Kaduna state, he was supported by other Catholic bishops who called for religious tolerance.
Using several cases of discrimination against churches and Christians in the North, the clergymen noted that there would be no meaningful progress in the country and the world until there was peace.
They also added that religion should never be the reason for friction among people regardless of the differences in faiths.
Another Catholic Bishop has preached a similar message of peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance in Nigeria.
In November, 2016, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev’d Matthew Kukah, encouraged people to stop focusing on their different religions, asking everyone to focus on the unity of the country instead.
Therefore, irrespective of our ethnicity, religion, social status, we all have a role to play in this country. Keeping this country united is paramount," he added.
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