Cardinal John Onaiyekan

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Saturday called on all Christian faithful to pray for peace and credible elections in Nigeria in 2019.

Speaking in his homily at the stage two of the new Cathedral building of the Twelve Apostles, St. Pope Johnpaul II (Papal Ground) Karsana District in Abuja, the cleric said there was need for peace in Nigeria, before, during and after the polls.

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“Let us keep praying for an end to the killings, violence being perpetrated with deadly weapons, or cold indifference,” he said.

“May our homes, our nation, and countries around the world become havens of peace; let us pray to the Lord.

“Let us pray for the grace to see every human being as a child of God, regardless of race, language or culture.

“Let us pray to the Lord for the strength to teach our children how to resolve differences non-violently and respectfully, and the courage to model it in our own behaviour, let us pray to the Lord.”