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The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, has called on the Christians of Nigeria to stop worrying about Muslims trying to Islamize Nigeria. He would rather see them reach out and make the nation Christian. This is amid many people thinking the Nigerian government is making moves towards an Islamic Ideal. He would rather see them reaching out to Muslims with the gospel than try to bar them from preaching the Quran.


07/05/2017 Nigeria (PremiumTimes)- The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, has called on Christians to rise up and Christianise Nigeria instead of complaining that Muslims want to Islamise the nation.

Mr. Onaiyekan, a cardinal, made the call in his homily at a Mass to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Perpertual Help Parish, Gwarinpa II on Sunday in Abuja.

“So, let nobody deceive you, I don’t think there is anybody who has plan to Islamise Nigeria, but even if they do, they have every right to do so.

“They have every right to do so provided they also know that I have the right to Christianise the whole of Nigeria.

“The answer is not in complaining and crying; stand up like a man and Christianise Nigeria,’’ the cardinal said.

He said that Christians had the mandate to preach Jesus Christ to everyone without being distracted with material things.

Mr. Onaiyekan urged Christians to defend their faith by preaching the gospel in words and deeds without compromising the message of the Cross.


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