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NIGERIA: Renovation of St Augustine’s Seminary in Jos Image

NIGERIA: Renovation of St Augustine’s Seminary in Jos

Category: Building churches and chapels

Christians in some of parts of Nigeria have come under intense terrorist attacks and persecution by extremist group Boko Haram who have a mission to destabilise the country and have 'declared war on Christians'.

Christians there are courageous and steadfast in their devotion to God. Seminaries are simply bursting at the seams, as many young men are determined to follow the path to the priesthood. But sadly, there is not enough suitable accommodation to house them all.

St Augustine's Seminary in Jos, is struggling to cater for 327 seminarians, the building is old and decrepit, and is in much need of repair. One seminarian, named Genesis, said: "People – even our families – sometimes ask why we want to risk our lives as priests but we are not afraid." But, though young men are keen and full of faith, lack of space means that some have to be turned away. That is why Aid to the Church in Need has promised to help with the renovation.

Could you please join us, in making it possible for young men in Nigeria and other parts of the world, to begin their journey – as seminarians – on their path to God's altar? 

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Africa - Anti-Christian violence - Building churches - Church attack - Nigeria - Persecution - Politics - Theological formation

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