- Bishop Augustine Akubeze has admonished Nigerian Christians to study Muslim holy scripture, the Qur'an
- The Edo bishop claimed no knowledge is wasted as studying of the Qur'an will contribute extensively to their knowledge repertoire
- Akubeze, who is the Catholic bishop of Benin Metropolitan Diocese, however, said what Christianity is up against is fetish practices
It was a mild drama in Edo state as the chairman of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Augustine Akubeze, urged Christians to study the Muslims holy book, Qur'an, in order to broaden their knowledge repertoire.
Speaking during the inauguration of the new executive of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Edo chapter on Tuesday, March 17, Akubeze said Christians need to read the books of their religious counterpart because 'no knowledge is wasted'.
Akubeze, who was represented by Rev. Fr. David Ogun, the Parish Priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Benin said Christianity accommodates and respects the belief of other people, Daily Trust reports.
The Catholic bishop of Benin Metropolitan Diocese, however, said what Christianity is up against is fetish practices.
"By the way, some of us who are Christians should also go and study Islam to know what they know; no knowledge is wasted," Akubeze noted.
The bishop also called for all Christians to unite against conflict-provoking differences, adding that the unity of Christians is a testimony that God's mercy is present.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in a move to expand the tentacles of catholicism in Nigeria, Pope Francis has created Ekwulobia diocese and appointed Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke its first bishop.
The development appears to have sent a delight into the hearts of the Catholic faithful after Bishop of Awka Diocese, Paulinus Ezeokafor, read the letter from the Vatican city to a congregation at St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral.
Ekwulobia diocese, which was created out of Diocese of Awka, will now cover communities including Akpu, Ekwulobia and Achina regions.
Father Ezeokafor thanked the Pope for the consideration and added that the creation came in with a big relief on the catholic leaders of the state.
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