In less than 10 months after gunmen attacked and killed at least 41 worshipers at the St. On Easter Sunday, St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, will reopen to the public for services.
The attack on June 5, 2022, left no less than 69 people hurt.
The military has taken custody of the alleged murderers.
The Bishop of the Ondo Diocese, Rev. Bishop Jude Arogundade, announced that the church would reopen for worshipers on Easter Sunday while speaking at this year’s Chrism mass as part of activities to mark the Easter celebration.
Since the attack on worshippers, according to Bishop Arogundade, the church has been locked.
He said, “Since the tragic incident that befell our members at the Saint Francis Cathedral in Owo on June 5 2022, the church has been closed down for security reasons and as a mark of respect for our fallen brothers and sisters.
Easter Sunday is when the church will reopen. The Ondo State government is also preparing to observe the massacre’s anniversary in remembrance of our fallen heroes. “.
Recall that the state government has started building a memorial park in memory of the killed people.
While touring the park, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu declared that his administration would not forget the victims.