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Pope asks for prayers for murdered Catholic priest in Niger state

Pope seeks prayers for Catholic priest murdered in Niger state

Pope Francis has known as for prayers for the soul of a Nigerian Catholic priest, Reverend Father Isaac Achi, who was assassinated final Sunday, January 15.

Through the basic viewers on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, Pope Francis additionally requested everybody to recollect of their prayers the various Christians who instantly expertise violence.

He spoke particularly of Father Achi, who was burned alive by suspected bandits within the early hours of Sunday at his residence reverse Kafin-Koro Secondary College in Paikoro Native Authorities Space within the State of Niger.

The assailants set hearth to the residence, burning Fr. Achi alive, shot and wounded Omeh as he tried to flee.

Based on the police, the bandits determined to set hearth to the constructing after they couldn’t entry the place the place the priest was.

The pope then turned his ideas to “the bruised Ukraine”, calling on everybody to recollect the individuals of their prayers as a result of they’re in nice want of “our closeness, our comfort and above all peace”.

He additionally recalled the most recent missile assault which came about final Saturday killing and injuring many civilians, together with youngsters, saying he shared the “heartbreaking ache” of the households.

“The photographs and testimonies of this tragic episode are a strong enchantment to our consciences. Nobody can stay detached! added the Pope.

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