The Director of Communications in Onitsha Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Pius Ukor, yesterday informed that the Church was very civil and diplomatic in its deals and would not involve or associate itself in such an unholy act.
“We as a church condemn such act in its totality.
“We cannot be part of destroying holy property or any place of worship; and we cannot encourage any of our members to do such act.
“The Catholic Church, especially the Onitsha Archdiocese, has continued to treat any case it has with civility and diplomacy knowing that as a Church we need to show the light,” Ukor said.
DailyPost recalls that about a fortnight ago, unknown persons demolished Ebenezer Anglican Church situated at Oyolu-Oze Village in Nkwelle-Ezunaka Community in Oyi Local Government Area.
The President-General of the Nkwelle-Ezunaka Community, Dr Chris Eluemunoh, had also informed that the incident had nothing do with the Catholic Church, stressing that the Church could not have connived with unknown persons to perpetrate such act.
His words, “I am not a Catholic.
“I am a Pentecostal worshiper and could, therefore, not have done any such act or colluded with anybody or organization for that matter to destroy a holy place such as a worship centre.
“It is, therefore, unfounded and malicious lies against me and the Catholic Church,” he said.
Anglican faithful had, last Monday, embarked on a peaceful demonstration in Onitsha, alleging that the state government and the Catholic Church have a hand in the unholy incident.