Nobody is planning to islamise Nigeria – Onaiyekan

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has said no one is trying to islamise Nigeria.

Onaiyekan said this in his homily at a mass to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Perpertual Help Parish, Gwarinpa II on Sunday in Abuja.

He added that even if there were plans, Christians should rise up and christianise the country.

“So, let nobody deceive you, I don’t think there is anybody who has plan to Islamise Nigeria, but even if they do, they have every right to do so.

“They have every right to do so provided they also know that I have the right to Christianise the whole of Nigeria.

“The answer is not in complaining and crying; stand up like a man and Christianise Nigeria,” the Cardinal said.

He said that Christians had the mandate to preach Jesus Christ to everyone without being distracted with materialism.

“People complain that Christianity is being persecuted, they are saying that some people want to Islamise the nation. Just know that nobody can Islamise you unless you agree to be Islamised.

“For as long as you are not ready to stand up and carry the cross, you are on the verge of losing your faith; if you don’t want to lose your promotion for Christ sake, you are also not worthy to be a Christian.”

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