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Catholic Church returns to CAN after 5 years ‘strike’

By News Express on 18/02/2018

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The Catholic Church has announced its return to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), which it quit about five years absence due to a misunderstanding, a report by the online edition of The PUNCH said on Sunday evening.

“The return was reportedly perfected on Thursday and Friday in Abuja when a delegation of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, led by Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Cornelius Omonokhua, appeared at the expanded National Executive Committee (NEC) and quarterly meeting of CAN for the amendment of its constitution,” the report said.

It recalled that the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria had, in a letter to CAN dated September 24, 2012, announced its withdrawal from the organisation.

The paper said that the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria’s delegation participated fully in all the discourse during the two-day meeting of CAN that ended on Friday in Abuja.

It quoted the President of CAN, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, as saying in a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Assistant (Media & Communications), Adebayo Oladeji: “Their return is one of the best things that have been happening since I was given the mandate to become the President of CAN.

“One of my visions for CAN is to bring our Catholic brothers and sisters back to the fold; and I must acknowledge the support and understanding of my brother in Christ, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria and his team.

“I give kudos to all the principal officers, the directors and some Christian leaders in the country for their support and understanding while the dialogue lasted.

“My joy knows no bound with the presence of the CSN at the constitution amendment meeting of CAN held on Thursday and at the NEC meeting on Friday.

“It is our prayers that the Body of Christ in the country will remain one forever in Jesus’ name.

“At a time like this when Christians are almost becoming endangered species in Nigeria, when churches are being denied the Certificate of Occupancy especially in the core North, when Christians are being denied key public offices and when the Church is expected to speak for the voiceless, especially over the economic and social hardship in our country, we cannot afford to be at war with one another.

“CAN is united in diversity. Jesus Christ prayed for the Church shortly before He returned to heaven in John chapter 17.”

Source News Express

Posted 18/02/2018 10:02:14 PM

 

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