Pope seeks prayers for slain Nigerian priest

Pope seeks prayers for slain Nigerian priest

Pope Francis has referred to as for prayers for the soul of a Nigerian priest who was murdered final Sunday.

He additionally seeks prayers for the struggling individuals of Ukraine.

On the Common Viewers on Wednesday, Pope Francis requested the viewers to recollect of their prayers the numerous Christians that suffer violence instantly.

Based on Vatican Information, the pope spoke particularly about Father Isaac Achi of the Diocese of Minna in northern Nigeria, who was murdered final Sunday in his parish residence.

Bandits focused the Fr. Achi and assistant parish priest, Fr. Collins Omeh, on the residence of the Church of St. Peter and Paul, in Kafin-Koro, within the Paikoro area.

The unidentified assailants set fireplace to the residence, burning Fr. Achi alive, and shot and injured Fr. Omeh as he tried to flee.

The bandits had been mentioned to have invaded the group at about 1 am and started taking pictures sporadically whereas heading to the uphill residence of the Rev. Father, The PUNCH stories.

The Pope then turned his ideas to “battered Ukraine”, calling on everybody to recollect the individuals of their prayers as they significantly want “our closeness, comfort, and above all peace,” in keeping with Vatican Information.

He additionally spoke on the most recent missile assault that befell final Saturday killing and injuring many civilians, amongst them youngsters.

“The photographs and the testimonies of this tragic episode are a robust enchantment to our consciences. Nobody can stay detached!” the Pope mentioned.

Forty-five individuals reportedly died and 79 injured in a Russian missile strike that hit an residence constructing within the Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro on Saturday. 19 are nonetheless lacking.

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