Nigeria: Catholic Church Accuses CAN of Disunity and Being Anti-Peace, Pulls Out

Jan. 23, 2013

NewsRescue– The Catholic Church of Nigeria has pulled out of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) headed by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, citing several reasons including CAN being anti-unity and peace of Nigeria, and CAN having been dragged into partisan politics.

This was disclosed in a letter of membership suspension released by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN.

The Diocesan Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, Monsignor Christopher Ajala, at a news conference stated that the Catholic church suspended its activities in CAN because it was too close to government. -C0dewit

Nigeria, Africa’s largest nation and a nation riddled with poverty, though a top world oil supplier, is led by a PDP government and is a highly politically tense nation with many allegiances and political thuggery including assassinations.

Nobel  prize winner, Wole Soyinka has accused the ruling PDP party as being a “nest of killers,” attributing them to being behind the Boko Haram terrorist organization which has killed hundreds of innocent Nigerians and is accused of bombing the UN office in Nigeria.