The Vicar-General of the Catholic Diocese of Kano, Fr. Peter Ebidero, says the Catholic Church in Nigeria will continue its focus on preaching and living in peace.
In an interview with the NAN news service, the priest said that despite the wave of violence involving the Boko Haram Islamist militants, the Catholic Church is determined to that Nigerians as a whole should revert to the ways of peace. “With the resurgence of so much violence in our land, especially in the Northern part, one thing that the Church is trying to work on now is how to get people again to start living the way they were living before we got to where we are," said Father Ebidero.
“That is brotherly living; living in charity; doing what the holy books of both religions say. The Church is trying to ask people now to go back to what their faiths tell them and stop politicising religion, stop politicising the way we live with one another”, he added. Fr. Ebidero advised political leaders in the country to lead by example and allow God to guide and direct them in making decisions, stressing that the Catholic Church will continue to provide the environment conducive for excellent education and development of the human capital.