LAGOS, Nigeria — After his parish in southern Nigeria was desecrated Nov. 4, Msgr. Obiora Ike called on his parishioners to observe a week of prayer and penance.
“Msgr. Ike has called for seven days of prayer, fasting, penance and reparation for the Christian faithful and for the conversion of these perpetrators,” according to a statement on his website.
Around 2am on Nov. 4, attackers entered St. Leo the Great parish in Enugu, vandalizing the building and destroying infrastructure and sacred items.
Everything in the church was destroyed: the altar, sacred vessels, musical equipment, seats, pulpit, statues, religious images and the entire microphone system.
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