Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Photonews: Soldiers Block Entrance To Pro-Biafra Leader's Country Home

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Homily: "The Third Layer Of Pain Has Been Borne By The Entire Country And The Catholic World"

Bishop Kukah

(Being a homily by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at the "Good Shepherd Seminary" in Kaduna on 11th February 2020. Nnadi was kidnapped and killed by Boko Haram).

1. We have gathered around the remains of Michael in supplication but also as solemn witnesses to the penetrating darkness that hovers over our country. I have the rare honour of being considered the principal mourner in this ugly tragedy. It is not an honour that I am worthy of receiving. The honour belongs to God Almighty who created Michael and marked out this moment and pathway for him. The greater honour goes to his immediate family whose devotion as Catholics laid the foundation for his faith and vocation. To his grandmother, Mrs. Eunice Nwokocha, a most simple, beautiful and devout Catholic woman whose devotion and dedication saw Michael and his siblings, Chukwuebuka, Francis, Augustine and Raphael brought up in all the fine principles and disciplines of the Catholic faith.