Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nigeria still reeling from a bombing during Mass

Church officials decry suicide bombing at Nigerian parish

Debris blocking a road burns after a bombing at St. Finbar Catholic Church in the Rayfield suburb of the Nigerian city of Jos March 11. CNS/Reuters photo.

Catholic News Service has a sad story out of Nigeria that tells of a March 11 bombing in the city of Jos during a Mass:

The suicide car bombing of a church in Jos was an "evil, irrational, beastly and criminal" act, said the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos also called on Christians to remain calm after the bombing March 11 -- during a Mass -- claimed the lives of three worshippers and led to retaliatory violence that resulted in at least seven deaths around the city.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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