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Cardinal Onaiyekan on Boko Haram’s Slaughter of Innocents in Yobe


John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja,  spoke to the Vatican Radio about the mindless slaughter of about 50 innocent students in Yobe early this week by the Boko haram terrorist group.

Onaiyekan, who is currently in Rome for a Peace Conference shared his thoughts about the Boko haram insurgency.  He also expressed his desire for inter-religious dialogue towards the path to peace. The Cardinal  emphasised that:

“As far as dialogue among religions is concerned, in view of peace, I want to say two things.

The first is that there has been a poor historical record of relations between Christians and Muslims. Our religions have been used in the past centuries for wars. It is necessary to say it loud and clear: we are now in a new era. Vatican II already moved in this direction. We thank God for Vatican II, but unfortunately it was a Catholic Council, the…

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