From Julius B. Kezi, Kafanchan
The Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Most Rev. Dr Joseph Danlami Bagobari, has urged Nigerians to have faith in God in the face of adversities be devilling the country.
The bishop stated this in a message to mark the season on Wednesday at the Diocesan secretarial Madakiya, Zango Kataf Local Govt Area of Kaduna State.
Bishop Bagobari said the season calls for renewal of faith in the God that had come to dwell among us and not to be despondent in the face of trials.
He urged government to remain steadfast and resolute in the fight against insurgency until the battle is won.
The clergy lamented the recent clash between the Army and the Shiite in Zaria, saying the ugly development had marred the chances of ending insurgency in the country.
He called on government to face the challenge with great tact and wisdom.
On Nigeria’s involvement in the Saudi Arabian-led Muslim Arab coalition against ISIS, Bishop Bagobari expressed fear that the step world aggravate insurgency locally.
While calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to consult widely and exercise great restrain on the matter, Bishop Bagobari said government must ensure neutrality on religious matters, considering the secularity of Nigeria as a nation.
He said Nigeria must unite as one and remain firmly on the path of promoting liberal democracy to ensure peace, national integration and prosperity.
Bishop Bagobari then wished the Christians community and all Nigerians a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The cleric used the occasion to inform the public, particularly sons, daughters and friends of southern Kaduna that the 2016 annual prayer summit holds on Saturday January 16, 2016 at the St Peter Claver Catholic Church, Kafanchan.
He explained that the event would be an ecumenical prayer summit for the nation and its people, which will focus on the theme: “When the son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?” taken from Luke 18:8