· Bishops appeal to not give into the temptation for revenge ·
Violence has once again been reported in the past hours in north Nigeria. And the effects of the attack in Kaduna on Sunday on five churches and the subsequent retaliation appear to be more serious than previously thought. Boko Haram, the Islam fundamentalist group, has claimed responsibility and the retaliation against the local Muslim community has pushed the bishops make an appeal to not respond to violent with violence. The bishops expressed their belief that these attacks are politically motivated rather than religiously. Yesterday afternoon in the region of Barnawa, southern Nigeria, there were various clashes between opposing, armed groups, after local authorities had reduced the cease-fire from 24 hours to 12; thus it remains from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Explosions and gun shots were heard in Damaturu, Yobe, in the northeastern part of the country.
St. Peter’s Square
Sept. 21, 2019
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