Anambra attack: Churches in Ozubulu record poor attendance
Churches Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government of Anambra State yesterday recorded poor attendance of parishioners following the August 6 attack that left 13 persons dead and scores injured in the St Philip’s Catholic Church.
Daily Trust gathered that the church auditorium, though filled up during the service, were more of journalists, government functionaries in and visitors who came from far and near to see the scene of the attack of penultimate Sunday.
A resident of the area who preferred anonymity, told our correspondent that members of the church who attended the service were very few, as they were still doubtful of their safety.
He said the mass was presided over by the parish priest, Rev Fr. Jude Onwuasor after Bishop of Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Most Rev Hilary Okeke had on the eve of Sunday, conducted a holy cleansing of the church.
“Bishop of Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Most Rev Hilary Okeke had Saturday evening conducted a holy mass, cleansing the church of what has been described as a sacrilegious attack in the house of God by agents of darkness. He said the cleansing was to make the church fit for worship again, after it was desecrated by the attackers,” he said.