Unic Press UK: Pope Francis prayed for harmony and peace in Nigeria, expressing hope that the widespread violence against Catholic communities in Nigeria would soon reach a denouement. The Pope, also known as the servant of the servants of God, said:
“Last week the Christian community of Nigeria was attacked again, and a group of faithful were killed, including two priests. I entrust these brothers of ours to the mercy of God, he continued, and pray so that those severely tested communities may find harmony and peace,” the Vatican News reported.
In one of the most recent attacks on peaceful communities in the North Central region (Middle Belt), which occurred on 24th April, two Catholic priests, Rev Fr Joseph Gor and Rev Fr Felix Tyolaha, of the Catholic diocese of Makurdi and seventeen people were brutally murdered at St Ignatius Quasi-Parish, Ukpo-Mbalom, Gwer West Local Government Council, Benue State, when their parish was invaded by killer herdsmen during Holy Mass.
Speaking in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said he was delighted over the talks between the North Koreans and the South Koreans, praying that:
“a future of peace and more fraternal friendship will not be disappointed, and that collaboration will continue to bear fruit for the beloved Korean people and for the whole world” and that the talks between the two countries would result in “a path of sincere dialogue for a Korean Peninsula that is free of nuclear weapons.”