Nigeria: Church in a Mission to Rehabilitate Widowed

July 7, 2014 1:07 PM

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Maiduguri — The Catholic Church has commenced a programme of hope and rehabilitation for the over 2,000 women widowed largely by the Boko Haram insurgency in its parishes in Borno, and Yobe States including part of Adamawa State in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.

Addressing journalists at the workshop on financial management organised for the first batch of the widows who were selected to benefit from the scheme, the Bishop of the catholic diocese of Maiduguri, Rt Rev Oliver Dashe Doeme, said the initiation was in keeping with Christ's teaching that the less...

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