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 ICC Note: Catholics in Nigeria have decided to rejoin the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) after a five year hiatus. The move reflects the need for Christians to work together across denominational lines as they continue to be a primary target of Islamic radicals.

2/19/2018 Nigeria  (Daily Post Nigeria) – The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) has returned to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) five years after walking out of the national Christian Umbrella body over certain differences.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) had in a letter dated September 24, 2012 by its president, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama and addressed to the then CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor announced its withdrawal from the organisation.

Last year, current CAN president, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle initiated moves to ensure the return of the Bishops to the fold.

Some weeks ago, Kaigama led the leadership of CBNC to the CAN national secretariat, where he and Ayokunle’s team addressed identified grey areas.

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