Lagos – Nigerian Catholics on Sunday marked the solemnity of Christ the King (Corpus Christi) with processions in all dioceses and parishes across the country.

In Lagos, the procession, led by His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, began from the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, and ended at St. Gregory’s College, Obalende.

A statement by Monsignor Gabriel Osu, Director of Communication, Lagos Archdiocese, said that the feast marked the last Sunday of the Catholic liturgical year as the church awaits advent.

“Priests of the Catholic Church will carry the Monstrance during the processions, followed by the religious and laity, who will identify with Christ as the symbol of their faith.

“All parishes are to have their own processions during the day,” the statement said.

According to Osu, the external solemnisation of the great feast is of great importance to Catholics worldwide.

He said that during the celebration, proper and befitting reverence is given to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

He urged all parish priests to educate the faithful on the need for solemn and orderly processions.


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