Catholic missionaries

52ND ANNNIVERSARY OF THE EXPULSION OF THE CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES FROM NIGERIA (18 FEBRUARY 1970 – 18 FEBRUARY 2022)

By Rev Fr Angelo Chidi Unegbu ([email protected]) At the beginning of the Nigeria-Biafra War in 1967, the missionaries were ordered, or rather given the permission to leave Nigeria for their own safety, but they all decided to stay with their flock. One of them, Fr. Richard Thornton, in a later interview said: “How can we […]

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50 YEARS AFTER THE EXPULSION OF THE CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES FROM NIGERIA (FEBRUARY 18, 1970 – FEBRUARY 18, 2020): LESSONS FOR THE CHURCH TODAY

The foreign mission of the Holy Ghost Fathers (Catholic missionaries) to Nigeria that began in December 1885 and ended in February 1970 recorded great successes. Yet, the mission was chequered with suspicion, quarrels, litigations, imprisonment, sickness, death and deportation. 1) Their prophetic stance on justice and equality of all men and women was the cause

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