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Catholic priests to proclaim Blessed Tansi patron

Onitsha — Catholic Bishops of Nigeria have concluded arrangements to proclaim Blessed Iwene Tansi as patron of Nigerian Catholic Priests to enable them to learn from his exemplary life-style.

 This was contained in a statement by Rev. Fr. George Admike, the Press Secretary to the Archbishop of Onitsha in Onitsha yesterday. The statement indicated that the proclamation would be made to mark the celebration of the end of year for the Catholic priests, to be held between 2 June and 4 June.

 “Catholic Bishops of Nigeria will use the concluding mass of the celebration on 3 June, at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha, to proclaim Blessed Iwene Tansi as Patron of Nigerian Catholic Priests.

 “At the local level, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria are placing Blessed Iwene Tansi as an exemplary priest to inspire Nigerian Catholic priests.’’

 The statement added that the event will be attended by Catholic bishops, priests all over the country, as well as religious men and women, government officials and other faith-based interest groups.


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