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Russia-Ukraine crisis: Nigeria Catholic Bishop expresses fear of third world war



Archbishop of Kaduna diocese His Grace most Rev. Dr. Mathew Manoso Ndagoso

His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Mathew Manoso Ndagoso

..Calls for serious prayers

By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Archbishop of Kaduna diocese His Grace most Rev. Dr. Mathew Manoso Ndagoso has expressed serious fear that the Russia and Ukraine crises may lead to third world war if prolonged.

The Bishop made the disclosure in an interview after commissioning of St. Charles school built by St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Church at Angwan Sunday in Kaduna state.


Bishop Ndagoso expressed dismay over the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, describing the situation as an most unfortunate and frightening.

“There are fears that if this war prolonged, can lead to third world war, and only God knows what will happen with the kinds of sophisticated weapons available in the world today, Nuclear weapons that can go thousands meters away.

“We can only hope and pray that It doesn’t escalate, although it’s not too late to find diplomatic solution because nobody is safe anywhere including Nigeria here. If America and others who are also members of NATO, get involved, only God knows what will happen, if war of this nature is sustained. I encourage everybody to pray in Catholics church.


“Since the revolution of 1917, when Russia was Russia, our lady gave a message that we should pray for the conversion of Russia, and you know it worked.

“30 years ago, Soviet Union collapsed, the world experienced a beat of cold war, it ended. We don’t want another cold war and therefore we turn to our mother Mary again.

Pray the rosary, the wonder of what happened that time will happen again. lt started with Russian invasion of Ukraine”, he noted.

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