Nigerian Diocese Defies Pope Francis

A priest has described the rejection of a Catholic bishop appointed by Pope Francis by members of a diocese in Imo, south-eastern Nigeria as a disgrace.  Ahiara Catholic Diocese has been without a bishop since the last bishop died. Two months ago Pope Francis gave the Ahiara Diocese 30 days within which to accept the Bishop. He also told them to apologise for their behaviour or face "sanctions".

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