Pope tells Nigerian priests to accept bishop or be suspended

Posted June 10, 2017 9:38 pm by Editor

Pope tells Nigerian priests to accept bishop or be suspended

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is giving priests belonging to the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, 30 days to write a letter promising obedience to him and accepting the bishop appointed for their diocese; priests who do not write will be suspended, according to Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

The papal text in English was posted June 9 on the blog of Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, president of the Nigerian bishops’ conference, and Fides posted it in Italian. The Vatican press office could not immediately confirm its authenticity, although Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of

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