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Catholics celebrate Christ as universal king, pray for peace


Catholics in Nigeria on Sunday joined their counterparts worldwide  to mark the feast of Christ the King.

According to church history, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, commonly referred to as the Feast of Christ the King was instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

During the celebration Catholics go on procession, singing praises, while a priest carries the Eucharist in a monstrance to pray for peace.

At the Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Kirikiri Town, Lagos, Catholic faithful also joined in the feast, as well as offered prayers for peace in Nigeria.

The  reports that the feast, which started with a Holy Mass,  officiated by the Parish Priest, Reverend Father Cletus Udoh was full of symbolic expressions of the royal status of Jesus Christ as the king of the universe.

The climax was recitations and parishioners procession along major streets in the area.

In his sermon, the Rev. Fr Udoh said that Christ, as the universal king, has the solutions to all the problems of mankind.

He charged the Faithful to remain resolute in their faith in Christ and always run to Him in prayers for all their anxieties and infirmities saying that He alone can give without asking for a reward.


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