Nigerian couple presents Oblata for Easter service at Vatican
A Nigerian couple, Chief Tony Chukwu and his wife again made history on Easater Sunday when they were chosen by Pope Francis to present the Resurrection Service Oblata on behalf of the 1. 2 billion Catholic faithful at the St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome.
The Oblata is a memorial in remembrance of the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Chukwu, a devout Catholic and an outstanding philanthropist, who is building a cathedral in his hometown in Imo State and devotes his time and resources to the pursuit of general good for mankind, seeks the return of peace and harmony to Nigeria and sincere worship of God.
Presiding at the Easter Mass attended by more than 150, 000 faithful, the Pope prayed for peace and stability in Nigeria. He urged Boko Haram to shun violence, embrace dialogue with the government and seek reconciliation with Nigerians.