Youths lock up Catholic Church, demand removal of priest

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From VAL OKARA, Owerri

The Holy Family Catholic Parish, Uratta in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State was yesterday locked by youths of the parish preventing the parish priest from conducting a church service. The angry youths numbering over 100 were said to have stormed the church as early as 5.30am and locked the main entrance of the church with two big padlocks.

They also hoisted fresh palm fronds at the front of the church gate. The youths who were wearing black clothes barricaded the entrance of the church demanding the immediate removal of the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Raymond Onuoha, accusing him of hardness, lack of respect for the parishioners and under-development of the parish. Some of the placards displayed by the youths read: “Enough is enough;” Fr. Raymond, you have over-stayed;” Fr. Onuoha, we are not fools, our silence is not cowardice;” “You must leave;” “Onuoha, Uratta parish has remained under-developed;” “You denied St. Anthony station Owaelu mass because of money.”

The spokesman of the demonstrating youths, Mr. Brendan Onyemaucheya alleged that the parish generated enough money yet it remained undeveloped. According to him, there was no meaningful development at the parish after the exit of Fr. Obiukwu despite the huge sums contributed by six stations of the parish. He further alleged that the embattled parish priest taxed the stations heavily without considering the numerical strength. Daily Sun efforts to enter into the church premises to speak to the parish priest,

Fr. Onuha, failed as the youths barricaded the entrance. The parishioners who arrived for the first Sunday mass service of the month were astonished as opinions were divided on the action of the youths. While some of the parishioners supported the move by the youths, others called for caution saying the youths should adopt dialogue to resolve the matter.

Reacting, the Archdiocese’s Director of Commination, Rev. Fr. George Nwachukwu condemned the action of the youths saying they would have channeled their grievances to the Archbishop, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, for peaceful resolution. According to him, the Catholic Church has a way of resolving its problem not through what he called barbaric act. He, however, stated that the demonstrating youths might not be Catholic faithful.

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  1. Nwa Onyia Mbelede on

    Who are they? Demons or hooligans? Why not call police? Or are the reverends infallibles? Are they god? Why not simply call the youths together? Their approach may not be alright but no smoke without fire. Who know what they have endured before now, please don’t cover evil, address their anger against their minister and let life go on. Don’t tell us they are parishioners it’s a big lie.

  2. I have inquired, most of them are not members of catholic church, but the action was ignited by few church members.

  3. Honestly some of these priests are not helping matters. Meanwhile, we ought to go with caution when planning such a mob action against the church. Since history I have never heard of people who have carried mob action against the church whether ‘justified’ or not and yet find it easy in life. The Rev. fr’s short-comings are left only for God to judge otherwise most probably it looms wrath to whoever. Fellow youths please report to the Arch-bishop and save your future. Lastly confession is necessary for this one already done.

  4. priests from ahiara diocease the other day demonstrated ove r the appointment by the pope of a new bishop from outside the diocease.the church is gradually(or speedily?) losing its soul to devil.i can see armageddon in the horizon.

  5. Rev. father George Nwachukwu with due respect the protesters are parishioners of the church because I do not see the reason why someone that has no stake in an issue abandon his or immediate assignment and choose to participate in a demonstration to drive away unwanted parish priest. Since the community have expressed their dissatisfaction over the priest the best thing to do is to transfer him to another parish. It is a very simple matter except when it is one of those politics of the church. Keeping him in that parish means imposing him on the community and the catholic church has to be blamed if something worse than barricading the church happens.

  6. People, is high time u emancipated yourselves from neo-imperialism called religion, karl marx once said that “religion is the opium of the mases but people didnt seem to understand what the great philosopher meant… people especially africans should wake up, religion is all about primitive accumulation of fund from the poorest of the poor to use it and build private universities, buy private jet at our own expense, I am a christian, but I dont goto church, becos am too learned to be robbed in the name of church.. these pastors and rev. fr are just after ur 10% tithe and offering.. nothing more…gbaam!!! The Highest slavery is mental slavery.. bob marley once said”africans, emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, non but ourselves can free our mind’ religion is the root of crisis and terrorism, we must expunge it.

    • Th only emacioation they need is to free themselves from the clutched of papacy and room by rebelling like martin luther ..

  7. This spirit of unnecessary restiveness that is gradually overwhelming Imo catholic church faithfuls should be discouraged

  8. Wait until you hear from the priest. Some go under many pretenses to destroy their priest. May be he did not allow them to share church money.

  9. WONDERS SHALL NEVER END..HIMHIMHIM…MANY OF THEM NOW ..SOME WANT TO ANSWERS WHAT THEY ARE NOT…BEFORE KNOW CATHOLIC PRIST DO ANYTHING IN THEIR FAMILY …THEY ONLY WORK FOR GOD BUT TODAY THINGS HAVE CHANGE THAT MOST OF THEM WANT THEY BEST CAR AND BEST HOUSE IN THEIR FATHERS HOUSE TODAY..I KNOW MANY OF THEM…GOD HAVE MANCY FOR THIS LAST DYS

  10. PLS REMEMBER THE WORD OF GOD DONT TOUCH MY ANNOITED AND DO MY PROPHET NO HARM , JUDGEMENT BELONGS TO GOD , U PEOPLE WANT TO BRING UR POLITICAL INTREST INTO THE HOUSE OF GOD . TO U ALL STUPID YOUTHS BEWARE

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  12. @emma, am also worried. If its not protesting today, its blocking the entrance. Really i reason wit the Rv fr who said dt they are not real catholic faithfull. Even those Rv frs who protested the appointment of Bishop in same owerri mbaise inclusive. All derailed from core catholic faith and values. Catholic church is not Pentecostal where anything goes. It is also the responsibility of our Re fathers to adjust on some of their hard-stands in conformity with the level of their faith. One igbo version of “doctrine faith” we had during our evening moral studies before our first holy-communio reads. ” QUESTION, KEDU IHE BU KATOLIC….. ANS, IHE BU KATOLIC BU IDIKO N’ OFU NKE NDI NINE KWERENU BIA NORU N’ OKPURU OFU ONYE ISI” we were thought this by Re. Frs. in the early 80s. Please my dear catholic faithfull in Imo state, stop all these for the interest of the Church in general.

  13. A NIGERIA WAS KILLED TWO DAYS AGO HERE IN INDIA AGAIN……………… PLEASE I WANT OUR PEOPLE BACK HOME TO KNOW THAT THE INDIANS THEY ARE RESPECTING IN NIGERIA AND GIVING A GOOD HOUSE TO LIVE AND WORKING IN THEIR COMPANY IS KILLING OUR PEOPLE HERE AND DUMPING THEM IN TRAIN STATION AND ALSO REFUSED TO GIVE HOUSE TO NIGERIAN AND THEY ASK ALL NIGERIANS TO LEAVE THEIR COUNTRY…….. I PLEAD WITH NIGERIA YOUTH TO SHOW INDIANS IN NIGERIA THAT THOSE PEOPLE THEY ARE KILLING AND PUTTING INNOCENT NIGERIANS IN DRUG CASE WHEN MANY OF THEM HAVE NOT EVEN SEEN DRUG IN THEIR WHOLE LIFE BEFORE, JUST BECAUSE THEY CANNOT GIVE POLICE THE AMOUNT THEY REQUIRED………………………….. GUYS YOUR BROTHERS ARE DYING HERE EVERYDAY KILLING BY POLICE AND INDIA CITIZENS AND YOU CAN CALL ANY OF YOUR BROTHER IN INDIA ESPECIALLY IN MUMBAI CITY TO CONFIRM THIS REPORT……. I WROTE THIS COMMENT BEFORE I KNOW THAT INDIAN AND NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WILL LOOK INTO OUR MATTER WHEN OUR BRETHREN BACK HOME STARTED SHOWING INDIANS THAT THOSE PEOPLE THEY ARE KILLING, INSULTING AND MAKING HOMELESS WITH FALSE ALLEGATION ON DRUG CASES JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD MONEY TO SETTLE POLICE AND POLICE NOW USE THEM FOR PROMOTION ARE HUMAN BEING AND THEIR FELLOW BRETHREN………….. PLEASE WE ARE CALLING ON YOU GUYS TO DO SOMETHING THERE SO THAT THOSE INDIA WILL REPORT TO THEIR EMBASSY AND THAT WILL BRING THE ATTENTION OF THE TWO COUNTRIES TO KNOW AND SEE WHAT NIGERIANS ARE FACING HERE…….. CALL YOUR BROTHER, SISTER, RELATIVES IN INDIA AND CONFIRM WHAT AM TELLING YOU BECAUSE EVEN THE STUDENTS IN INDIA ARE NOT SAFE…….. WE DON’T HAVE AFRICA FOOD AGAIN TO EAT BECAUSE INDIA HAS CLOSE ALL OUR RESTAURANT HERE AND EVEN SALON…. WE ARE HELPLESS AND CRYING EVERYDAY…… MANY NIGERIANS HERE HAS THEIR PASSPORT AND VISA AND MANY ARE DOING EXPORT BUSINESS WITHOUT COMMITTING ANY CRIME…. BUT POLICE ARE WICKED ON US AND THE CITIZEN ARE EVIL TOWARDS NIGERIANS

    Nigeria is a fail country and did not care for their citizen outside Nigeria……. All Nigeria Embassies and their Ambassadors in Asian Countries and some part of European Countries are not doing their Jobs….,,,,,, THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS AND AM WRITING THIS TO MY FELLOW NIGERIANS BACK IN NIGERIA WITH TEARS TO LET THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT KNOW THAT ALL NIGERIANS IN INDIA ARE PLANNING TO DESTROY NIGERIA EMBASSY IN NEW DELHI INDIA…….. I also want to use this opportunity to inform my fellow Nigerians that Indian Police and their fellow Citizens are Killing Nigerians and dumping them in Train Station almost every month……. Two Days back, A Nigeria was killed by India police and dumped in Train Station in Mumbai City India and Nigeria Embassy in New Delhi India is doing nothing about that….. Police always visit Nigerians in their house harassing them and making away with the valued properties and cash with a note that they will kill them if they talk and Nigeria Government will not do anything or come for their Help……………In 2008 during the Terrorist Attack in Three 7 Star Hotels and Railway Station in Mumbai city India…..It was flash on TV as a Breaking News that Nigerian Drug Dealer are shooting guns in Mumbai and after they noticed that it was a terrorist attack by Pakistan Terrorist and Nigeria Government and our Embassy did not do anything about it……. Two weeks ago a group of Police went to all Nigerians houses living in Kalina, Mumbai City India and carry more then 28 people to Police Station and after release them with the help of other Nigerians as we stationed ourselves in police station and the police people make it clearly that they did not found anything in those Nigeria guys houses….. But it was a surprise to read on News Paper the following day that 38 Nigerians was arrested with drug and charge to court and we reported the matter to our Embassy, but they did not do anything about the allegation and bad name leveled against Nigeria and her Citizens in India…………………. Two days ago, A Group of police man told 5 Nigerians that they did not want to see Nigerians or Black people in India again and their citizen and police will continue to kill Nigerians here in India until we leave their country and Nigeria Government will not do anything to them……. … India People have refused to give Nigerians a house to live because their police warn them not to give house to Nigerians and they always send our people packing out of their house within 24 hours without thinking of where the person would take his property to or spend a night because they don’t give our people time or days to get another place to live or take their property to…………………………… Meanwhile, Thousand of Indians are living in Nigeria Comfortably and Nigeria people and some Landlord are serving and respecting them and renting a good house out to them…… but here they refuse to give Nigerians a house, shop or even allow them to have freedom to walk around here in India and do their businesses……India Police have close all Nigeria Restaurant and Shops In Mumbai City and asking them to leave India and go back to Nigeria………… India Citizens always beat Nigerians on the road calling them all kind of names and whenever Nigeria report the matter to police, The police will tell the Nigeria person that those guys are Indians and they have right to beat Nigerians and they can’t do anything to their citizen because of a Nigeria man……………….. Therefore, i use this opportunity to call on my fellow Nigeria back Home to know what Indians are doing to their fellow Nigerians in India and also advise you guys to know how to handle Indians in Nigeria and pay them back because without teaching the India citizen in Nigeria a lesson…. The police and their citizens here in India will continue killing Nigerians here in India without fear knowing that Nigeria Government will not do anything to them……… 90% of Nigerians here has a valid visa, but police did not care neither their fellow citizens and they refuse to rent us a house and always asking us to go back to Nigeria or face death………………… INDIANS ARE WICKED AND HEARTLESS AND THEY HATE NIGERIANS AND THEY KILLED NIGERIANS EVERY MONTH OR WEEKS HERE AND OUR EMBASSY AND GOVERNMENT IS NOT DOING ANYTHING REGARDS TO THAT AND THAT IS THE REASON AM CALLING ON MY FELLOW NIGERIA TO KNOW HOW TO HANDLE INDIANS IN NIGERIA AND PAY THEM BACK WHAT THEY DESERVE AS WICKED AND HATED PEOPLE.

    • Pls i will advise you guys to write a powerful article against these indians and send it to some of our national dailies here in Nigeria. so that it can get the attention of the nigerian govt.

      i understand you well. i have them here in my office, one little white indian boy wanted to try his indian powers on me, but i finished him with fasting and prayers. they sent him away t another dept, today he dont talk to me any how again, cos he actually discoverd i have a greater power.
      they are so fond of trying to sit ontop of everyone. here in oil/gas free zone, they are making money like d fed govt. bringing their people into d country on monthly basis. they are living in d white staff quarters while nigerians managers are coming to work from home.
      i wish i have the power to drive them all out of nigeria, cos they are really milking this country dry. go to stallion at trans amadi and see how they are using nigerian, we all know the case of Dana group. indians are specially talented in wickedness and heartlessness.
      my brother, i share ur pain cos i have them here in my office. but unfortunately we dont have a concerned govt.
      check all these national newspapers online, u wil get their email addreses, so that u can forward ur complaints to them. lets pray they will publish it. goodluck.

    • You guys better bring back ur fucking Naija asses back home. Y do u wanna b where nobody wants u? Who’ll fix d badly damaged homestead if all of u MFs ran away from home. Bring ya nasty behinds back here and join in d political process of fixin dis doggone Naija of our!

    • I think the purpose of this website is for Nigerians outside the country to sit comfortably on their computer at home and read Nigerian newspapers online to know what is going on in our country. Using it to trigger violence against Indians in Nigeria is out of it. If you know your history very well, you will agree with me that Indians are the first people who started leaving their country to establish in other parts of the world like America, Canada, Europe etc. Going by the number of Indians you see in these countries, you will think you are in India and when they move they take along every member of their families even the great great grannies. So if Indians realized that their country is not where they can get what they want what then have you gone there for? If you want to leave India it is up to you as for the government of Nigeria, I do not think he will in anyway recognize any complaint of yours.

  14. My brother Nigeria is a collapsed system, how do u expect them to protect Nigerians in diapora while those @ home are not given 1% protections we are suviving by the speciai graceof God so channel ur complains to God either.

  15. Being a believer is diff frm being a religious person.Most catholic pple ar jst being religious,if d priest is nt doing wel, we hav elders who wil demand for his transfer nt d youth 4 christ sake.This is realy Barbaric.

  16. Being a believer is diff frm being a religious person.Most catholic pple ar jst being religious,if d priest is nt doing wel, we hav elders who wil demand for his transfer nt d youth 4 christ sake.U ar goin 2 church 2 serve God nt Dev.This is realy Barbaric.

  17. @ ihebe dim…shut ur nasty trap up. I wonder wen we wil learn 2 address issues as they are without makin unnecessary comparisms.wat has Pentecostal got 2 do wit d sodom n gomorrah goin on in d Cath church? True Pentecostal,Bible believing n holiness practicing churches can neva be compared 2 d cath church where anytin goes….cath priests sleep wit the girls, occultism in d name of knighthood, so called rev sis have their priest boy friends,surrogate mothers are produced in d cath church 2 mention bt a few. This is just d beginning. The era where d pope n priests were seen as gods hav passed. D cath church shld expect more

  18. kamsirealtors.com on

    “Lack of respect for the parishioners” This is common with all catholic priests trained in Nigeria, the Catholic Church in Nigeria needs to work on their public relation, and they need to introduce a class on (PR) in the seminaries. I have lived in USA half of my life and there is a world of difference between Nigeria priests trained in Nigeria and America priests. I attend Catholic Church every Sunday

    These priests fail to realize that the parishioners are the ones making it possible for the churches’ existence, besides there are supposed to serve with humility and not with disrespect. The bible teaches us humility: Philippians 2:3-11.

    Instead of looking into how to solve the issue Most Rev. Anthony Obinna concludes: “the demonstrating youths might not be Catholic faithful” Yah, they must be Boko Haram, LOL. I hope the Pope is reading.

  19. I Like the demostration of youth becos rev fr.are taking too much,building house for their vilage, training their gal frds in skul is nt gud.

  20. Nwachukwu Phil on

    @favourite you are a big fool by saying that rubbish about the Catholic church who are the Pentecostals that you are talking about? Do you want us to talk about the Pentecostals now? Rv King is one of your Pentecostal pastor who set a member ablaze and attempt to kill five others he will soon die have you ever heard such thing i Catholic church fool i want to know? you talked about sleeping with girls what about your Pentecostal pastor who slept with a woman after a night of her wedding and he was the one that wedded her in his church? Did you still remember a Pastor who buried human in his altar for miracle not only one but in so many of your so called Pentecostal churches today God will expose them soon, I know somebody whom a pastor hired to come and claim deaf and dumb in his crusade in Abuja some claimed cripple i don’t even know where to start from but you people are evil, Do you know the gay church in Abuja? your so called pastors squanders money from members for their personal use and to purchase jets, Have you ever ask yourself who takes over most of your so called big Pentecostal churches when the founder is no more? You can ask me and i have an answer to that it’s their wives or their first son and no one cares to know if they have calling or not just because their father or husbands owns the church will automatically make them pastor mrs, all the properties owned by the church is in their family names yet they call it church property, members donate many cars to your pastors every year yet some pastors are still coming to the church with a commercial bus, some pastors boast of having thousands of suits yet pastors in the church are wearing nonsense suits, your pastors owns schools yet the poor members cannot send their kids to the schools and the school was build with their offering…..shame on you people, A pastor in Lagos impregnated his wifes sister and sent her abroad to have the child without the knowledge of his wife, the case of pastors in Nigeria are too many and if anyone is trying to mention all it will take at least 100 years, i will stop here for now you fools should think about yourselves and stop talking evil about others because yours is not good at all God is watching.

  21. It’s a shameful thing that our so called priests and pastors that call themselves man of God is nothing but devils in disguise. even the archbishops are not left out, they scheme all types of taboos covering it up in the name of church.

    Church was church then not now, and Nigerians has never been true christians, i assign blame to nobody for whatever happens. sure the world is turning around every day.

    I believe in God for sure

  22. I still remain a catholic no-matter what, not because the authorities are Saints but because they a lesser thieves compared to the pentecostal pastors and authorities

  23. The moment we Nigerians wake up to reality is the moment we transform for good and better values. Even in the pool of our wealth though hinderd to the masses by some “PURE WASTE OF GOD’S TALENT” called politicians, yet we survive and breakthrough but still Slaves in a foreign country.

    How do you expect a white man to treat Nigerians in their lands with respect, when there is no good pictures of Nigerians from the so called government.

    NIGERIA IS A FAILED COUNTRY

  24. One BIG problem with some of our senior Rev. Frs, Mongsinors and even Bishops of the Catholic Church is always hiding the Truth when a priest does something wrong. Instead of sanctioning the erring priest, the much they could do is to transfer such a priest with the VIRUS in him to another Parish which will be released to infect the other parish. There have been several cases involving some of these Rev frs ranging from funds management, sexual abuse of young girls and even married women of the Parish and many others, instead of exposing such priests or Bishops, they choose to hide the issue for the sake of not destroying the name of the Church. How long are we going to continue with this hypocritical attitudes? And whom are we deceiving ? Are you not thinking of dying one day? And if you die what account will you give to God? That you were busied hiding the Truth for the sake of the Church? Pls the authority concern to caution these priests or Bishops should be seen doing the right thing, this is the only way the good name of the Catholic Church that has been devil by sexual scandals and the like can be redeemed. Thanks and God bless you

  25. All imported religion should be banned in igbo land afterall they looked the other way when igbos were being kileed by the jihadist to the extent of rendering the jihadist physical and financial assistance….

  26. @Ohebe-dim I was born a Catholic but left when I found out some home truth. Its mostly there that we see & have all sorts of things happening. What I find funny & surprising is the idolatry in Catholic where you have all sorts statues(idols) & bow down to these gods instead of the True God. The Holy Bible says thus: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Exd 20:4 (English Standard Version (©2001). Plz do you know about Nimrod(Noah’s great grandson) & Babylon? About his wife(Semiramis) & supposed son(Damu/ Damuzz(Babylonian) or Tamuzz(Hebrew)? (It is believed to be origin of the mother & son worship). Why the worship of the cross? The cross predates even the birth of Jesus Christ. Plz make out time to carry out your own research. This is the age of enlightenment. As for the protesting youths; they have every right to protest provided its not violent. If the said Rev. father is found wanting he should be transferred. Life goes on for everybody. I support Chioma bcoz I cannot leave what I do to join Catholics, Anglican or Moslems to protest if & where it is there personal & private affair. Rev. Fr. G. Nwachukwu has again shown that something is truly wrong in Christendom by this cover cover. I blame Roman Emperor Constantine for it all. Everybody reserves the right to freedom of worship. So I rest my case.

  27. THE YOUTHS ARE JUSTIFIED IF THEIR CLAIM IS RIGHT. SOME FR. FATHERS HAVE TURNED THEIRSELVES INTO MINI GOD. AS A CATHOLIC MYSELF, I UPHOLD THE CATHOLIC VALUES BUT, THE HARD STANDS OF SOME FR. FATHERS NEED TO BE CONTROLED. SOME OF THEM ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN THEIR BISHOPS. IN SUCH SITUATION, RADICAL SOLUTION LIKE THIS NEED TO BE USED TO PRESS DOWN THE CASE. THE YOUTHS ARE NOT IDOTS, THE ISSUE ON GROUND DID NOT JUST START THAT DAY. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN HANDLING THIS MATTER LONG BEFORE NOW AND IF THE BISHOP IS TRUELY IN CONTROL OF THE PARISH, HE MUST HAVE HEARD THE MATTER BEFORE THE GATE LOCK. FOR YEARS NOW, THE CATHOLIC FAITHFULS IN AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE HAVE BEEN IN CRISIS WITH A FR. FATHER FROM THE PARISH OVER BURAIL RITES OR PROCEDURES. THE BISHOP OF AWKA IS FULLY AWARE OF THE PROBLEM AND HAS FAILED TO ADDRESS IT. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THE PEOPLE TO DO WHEN THE BISHOP REFUSE TO ACT?

  28. People of God accusing Man of God, no respect,obedient,sense in christianity at all may be he is not preach them to kidnap,robbed,rape and other crimes unlike in another churches all crimes is free if u will donates to pastor

  29. Most of the people that post comments here are semi idiots. This is not the first time parishioners will disagree with their priest. The parish council writes to the Bishop. The Bishop establishes the truth of the mater, cautions or recalls the priest. This has nothing to do with the youth.
    Probably, most of the people posting comments here do not know the meaning of “youth” in IMO state. It is automatic name for every idle person. It cuts across religion and they believe they can get involved in anything in their immediate vicinity. The protest in Mbaise against the Pope has more than 50% non catholic okada riders and youths because they were told that the Pope is bringing another person from somewhere to be bishop in Mbaise. So it is Mbaise affair whether you are a pagan or a Moslem you must join the protest.
    My people once wrote to bishop against our priest alleging all soughts of things. One of the legations was that he used our money to build a story building for his father and mother in his village. So when the father died, we went for the burial and lo and behold it was an old two room Victorian type of house of the 1940s. It was in that burial that the priest opened up and called the names of the parishioners were behind the rumors and why. They wanted him to be imposing levies so that they will have enough money for whatever they are doing but the priest made it that the parish will be run on free will donations from people so they wanted him to go by all means.
    In some places, the youths would have been mobilized to sack the priest by all means. Even non Catholics would have been used.

  30. Nwachukwu Phil on

    @Obidi you are free to worship anywhere you want and stop talking what you don’t know, what home truth have you found if i may ask? tell me the name of your new church and i will tell you much about your church which you don’t know, and who told you that the Catholics worship statues(idols) & bow before them? that is how i came to understand that you don’t know anything back in the days your so called pastors don’t put Jesus Statues in their churches and even in their flayers because they call it idols but what is happening today? You see pictures of Jesus in statues in their churches and flayers very soon they all will come to know the truth, I am sorry for you no one even needs you in Catholic church because we are not looking for members like your pentecostal churches who will invite and your phone will not rest again because they need you as a member, You guys are funny because you keep criticizing the Catholic church yet it’s the oldest church in the world and have the highest number of people you and i knows that pentecostal churches have not come to stay but to come and go check how many pentecostal churches that we don’t hear their names again so give yourself brain and don’t be a fool, Nobody is saying that what the priests was right but we need to find out the truth in it not for you to start talking about Catholic are things working right in your own church?

  31. For those who have poured abuses on priests whenever you u notice that ur future is seeming blur and things start moving backward pls call me for ur solution. Am sure things wil move backward so dont fail to call 08100844754

  32. Nwachukwu Phil on

    @Chimereze you are right that is what we must do, some people will not go straight to the point and say what they wanna instead they choose to bring church matter nobody knows who is right it’s only God that knows the right church, God bless you all Amen.

  33. Is development of a local government now the responsibility of a church or the Local Government chairman and his officials? What a shame for the misguided youths.

  34. @ Nwachukwu, thanks, you have spoken my mind. Obidi has actually exposed his ignorance in the affairs of the Catholic Church. If he claim to have been born a Catholic, then he was just there in flesh and not in spirit. Infact, he has moved from the light to darkness and has become a lost sheep.he indeed needs deliverance . We should therefore joy hands in prayer for his deliverance

  35. The problem with África and indeed Nigeria is still poverty. Hence, you find out that once some people acquire a job, leadership position in society and church, and the person is able to afford three square meals, he will automatically transform himself into a semigod becoming arrogant and proud. In the western world everybody has equal rights and respect no matter your position. África is beging for development both in infrastructures and human mentality.

  36. This goes to obidi, u tink u knw it all. U’re now a bible guru. I’m sure u and the other idiot dat spoke badly against the Cath church are not true christians. What did u tink u knw? It is when u knw it all dat u can judge or condem someone. Close ur decaying mouths and leave the judgement for God.

  37. This is pure barbaric act by the so called youths. Are they part of the organisational structure by the Catholic mission we knew that has the best management and most prudent organ in the world? Why preempting into what does not suppose to be their duty? Is youths among the priesthood in the catholic church? Does youths has power to advocate the priest that will serve in any jurisdiction by catholic norms? When does such power conferred on any youth in the world concerning organisational structure of the Catholics other than Vatican? All those that participated in this shameful acts under drug influence had definitely destroyed themselves both physically and spiritually, their youthful exuberance has consumed all of them that are involved in this shameful demonstration. If they are responsible enough, most of them should have gone out for greener pastures as at now, rather causing doom for their everlasting life including eternity, stupid youths that they are, rubbish. I really pity those elders that supported this show of shames because they do not know the consequences of this stupid actions of the so called youths. They must be spiritually punished accordingly without prejudice.

  38. @ nwachukwu Phil n co,yes i agree wit u………………..cath church is d oldest church wit d largest no of pple going 2 hell. Hahahahahhahha…………………………..i dey laughoooh. Wake up boys n stop bin decieved, heaven n hell is real. No purgatory guys.. My own cath priest uncle,a holy ghost priest says no 2 cath sisterhood bc as he said’wat u c outside is not wat goes on inside” even d man himself get him own harlem of sisters’ girlfriends even those travelling al d way 4m cameroun 2 be SEXUALLY SERVICED. HAhahahahhah… I cant b cursed 4 sayin d truth,so u are only cursing urself n ur generations 2 come. Go n study ur bible 2 no whom u can curse EFFECTIVELY. IF u vex 2much, go nack ur head 4 grave. Hahahahahhah…………………………..

  39. Nwachukwu Phil on

    @favourite you are already ursed and i can see you on your way to hell because you dont know anything so are you saved now? hahahahahaha…you must be a fool what is the name of your new heaven church i wanna tell you something about them i work for the public so i know how it goes everywhere i wanna know the name of your church you need to know little about them which you dont know yet bug maga someone needs to see your face and know how you look i think you must be an imbecile…….go for your deliverance today………fool.

  40. Nwachukwu Phil on

    @favourite you should have said this before now i am so sorry i dont communicate with critics, it’s too bad that we cannot respect other Religions unless ours thats too bad stead of you guys to say what you wanna say about this you choose to criticize the Catholic church which is not right, again you said i need a genuine repentance meaning my repentance is not genuine? I can see the spirit of critic is in you if this is what your pastor teaches you that means you are at the wrong side because God himself condemned criticism, I dont have anything against you God bless you and your family.

  41. @Nwachukwu Phil. Sure the oldest but with so much cover ups. Lets leave it at that as you Catholics seem to be getting heated up. First abum nwafor di ka unu dum. Nke onye na eme ya ji ya we chie ozo. Do u know about Pope Borgia(the Spaniard who had children, Lucrezia(f), Cesare(m firstt son) etc from mistresses. Had them before he became Pope? Do you know why the name Roman Catholic church? I think & feel I know more about the Catholic church more than some you guys there. Have you heard of La Purga (The Inquisition) carried out by the 1st church leaders/ rulers? ‘Comments are free, but facts Sacred’ ‘Learning is some sort of tyranny, but it’s nothing compared with the tyranny of being ignorant all of one’s life’

  42. Chika, Chika, Chika, how many times did I call you? Please if India is not safe for you then come back home and stop writing rubbish on the newspaper. One human right lawyer has requested that you email or call him by providing his email address and telephone number. By the way what did you travel to do in India. Why is it that is only you that is saying this in the newspaper? Are there no other nigerians where you are in India? Dont make it look like the Indians are carnibals that feed on humans. The Indians are everywhere in the world and no other country has complain about them the way you are doing. Please if you dont have anything meaningful doing there, if you feel your life is been threaten or whatever, please relocate or come back to Nigeria. There are a thousand and one nigerians out there and nobody is shouting the way you are doing. You are not the only Nigerian that has travel to India okay. Shut the fuck up and do something useful okay.

  43. Ohebe-dim, or whatever you call yourself, I’m not here to join issues with you, on which sect that allows every manner of evil to thrive in her midst, [Pentecostal or Catholics,for that is a topic for another day]; but to advise you to kiss the Son now. Jesus died for you and not denominatoin, if you die without Him you roth in hell.
    JESUS IS THE ANSWER!

  44. U guys are here fighting ova nothing in that parish something is wrong most pple u guys worship in the name of priest are bad men!

  45. @Obidi…my dear,u ve said it all. Many dont no abt d great inquisition. They shld read Foxes book of martyrs n i doubt if any of dem wil eva Catholics. I wanted 2 c if Phil cld b made 2 c reasons 4 himself bt he seems 2 b one of those hardened wit hell daming deceit. Well i dont blame him, i was worse dan him b4 i repented n saw dat glorious light in Jesus. I won’t cease 2 pray 4 him n his likes

  46. Nwachukwu Phil on

    @Chioma who told you that your criticism is meaningful?? God Chima i am asking you i know an answer from you.

  47. The parish need deliverance. Bishop send people like ass. Prof G. Ekwuru or E Igboanusi moral heros . Am not a catholic and like them not but these prist are living saints. Some times I will ask myself and friends if the are human. no money no woman can influence them . The almost made me a catholic . The only problem Igboanusi will have there is that he will want them (youth) to be as intelligent as he is . If he marks there pepper …………ah but in righteousness . Another man that is the best for them is prof. P Ogbonna Anyaehe my role model. The ve all it take to change the youth . Try and ve contact with any of them even as a Pentecostal u will see that not from this planet earth.

  48. Nwachukwu Phil on

    @Obidi this goes for you why are you guys so concern in Catholic issue when Evil is happening in your so called churches? you guy amaze me because when it comes to Catholic church you all will know how to talk then when a pastor commit anything it will be too hard for you guys to comment on it, you are talking about the pope that had children before he became a pope give me the address of the Pope i mean his home address i want to ask, you guy will go on google reading fake news about people and after reading you will come here to tell me you have fact what fact do you have? Have you been to Rome before? what do you think you know about the Catholic church and what is your age? if you are looking for a research to make i think you need to do more of it in your own church first before looking into another persons matter, spirit of critic runs in you guys blood, everyone is talking about Catholic yet Catholic will stay until you die maybe come back to next life if that is possible…….IoI Catholic will stay until Christ will come again and we will wait and watch your fake business that you call churches fall………………IoI……………be wise and don’t worship in a church that will fall in few years to come or when the founder die because you guys worships your Pastors…

  49. Ethelbert Opara on

    Any ‘negative’ event in or about the Catholic Church attracts a lot of comments and interests. Ugom’s contriibution is quite correct. No true Catholic will support the protest by the youths, no matter how justifiable their reason(s) is. In the Church, the right thing they should have done was to petition the Arch-Bishop, if need be. I sympathize with the youths because they must seek forgiveness from God, particularly for preventing mass(that is the greatest sacrifice) to be said. It is only God who can judge and condemn His priests, and not man. For example, despite Saul’s sins against God, He did not allow David to kill him. Whether some peole like it or not, the Catholic Church is the Church of Jesus Christ; therefore, it is holy. Ignorant Chatholics and non Catholics should be careful in their criticism or condemnation of the Church.

  50. Is better for one not to talk of what he or she know nothing about. The truth is that some may perish in hell for what they posted on this wall today just in the name of comment. You are not a catholic and therefore you know nothing about their faith so SHUT UP and keep quite, their action is wrong. @ chioma when you loss someone you luv in a crises in another state or country you will learn not to be rude or to be concerned in other peoples problems.

  51. It was written …………and so shall it be on a judgement day.
    Please do not blame anyone catholic or not generally Nigeria is failed nation both spiritual, no dreams of development, pastor’s and their vision of yahoo plus, everyone wants to get rich without checking his or her back-grand as Rev. this is a disgrace to we Christians before Christians are known with moral behavior, Christ like, we need repentance if not God’s anger with visit us. Rev advice your self and say sorry to your members.

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