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Addressing the biblical and ecclesial obligation of Nigerian Roman-Catholic priests in promotion of peace and social justice

Oguejiofo C. P. Ezeanya, Benjamin O. Ajah
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 77, No 4 | a7138 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v77i4.7138 | © 2021 Oguejiofo C. P. Ezeanya, Benjamin O. Ajah | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 September 2021 | Published: 08 December 2021

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Oguejiofo C. P. Ezeanya, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Department of New Testament and Related Literature, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Benjamin O. Ajah, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Department of New Testament and Related Literature, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

Some of the Nigerian Roman-Catholic priests had been murdered by armed criminals in the presbyteries on account of their witnessing to the gospel truth. Others have continued to receive threats of molestation and death for the same reason. This necessitated the current study that adopted an etymological approach and secondary sources of data, such as journal articles, newspaper publications and policy briefs, to discuss on how to address the biblical and ecclesial obligation of Nigerian Roman-Catholic priests in promotion of peace and social justice.

Contribution: The article provides that the target of the Nigerian Roman-Catholic priests was not just to console the dejected of the society over the neglect of the leaders but include the thrust of actions that would get both the leaders in the government and the populace to know their respective duties and be compelled to do them.


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biblical and ecclesial obligation; Nigerian Roman-Catholic priests; peace; social justice; violence

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