Thursday, 24 January 2013

Christian Association of Nigeria in dispute

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), which formed because of the marginalization of Christians in the North; has dared Catholic block to pull out of the organization, accusing them of arrogance.
Previously Catholics were in the leadership of CAN. At that time they seemed to be supported.

Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital threatened to pull out of the National Christian body over the alleged romance of the CAN leadership with the federal government.
Abeokuta, Nigeria, from the top of Olumo Rock
Abeokuta, Nigeria, from the top of Olumo Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr. Oibe, the President of “Tarayar Ekklisiyar Kristi A Nijeriya”, a conglomeration of 13 church groups in CAN, says Catholics should not mislead the public even if they want to pull out.

Cardinal John Onaiyekan lost PFN Presidency to Ayo Oritsejafor who is  being pro-government according the Catholics.
The Director Communication, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev Fr Ralph Madu, while speaking to a reporter of one of the national dailies maintained that the CBCN did not pull out of CAN, and that, the body was only trying to sought out some issues with National Christian body.
He mentioned that the body only withdrew temporarily from CAN, which will only last for few weeks, adding that, there was no squabble between the two religious bodies.

Read more about it in:

CAN dares Catholic Church, describes them as appendage of PDP

Catholic Church pulls out of CAN


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