Catholic Knights are ready to deliberate on the roles of churches and the growing challenges of supporting Christians and victims of religious conflict in troubled regions of the country.
This is contained in a statement, a Knight of St. Mulumba (KSM), at the Metropolitan Grand Knight of the Abuja Metropolitan Council on Tuesday.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the discussion will take place during the 2022 KSM National Convention, scheduled for November 23 in Abuja.
The theme of the National Convention is: “The role of the Church in defending and promoting peace, equity, justice and development in the democratic transition in Nigeria”.
Aule said that the order relies on its members, who can successfully fight a good cause for the greater glory of God, the Church and the progress of the country using their Time, Talent and Treasures (3Ts).
He said the convention will also discuss vital issues such as Christian faith, religious harmony, good governance, sustainable development, peace, unity and equity affecting the country.
“The supreme convention of KSM Nigeria is a platform for the promotion of the values of the order through open debates.
According to Aule, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, will present a paper on the subject of the convention, while Most Rvd. Oliver Doeme, Bishop of the Diocese of Maiduguri, will make the second presentation.
The Papal Nuncio in Nigeria, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, all the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Abuja are expected at the ceremony.
Also expected to attend the event are the Lay Presiding Bishop, the Federation Government Secretary, the FCT Minister, the Governors of Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and other states, as well as the Deputy Governors of Kogi and Nasarawa.
The convention will also be attended by delegates of the order, including members of the Supreme Executive Board, appointed Metro Officers, and the Grand Knights of all Sub-Councils across the country.
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