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ACNS3532 Anglican Archbishop of Kaduna delivers sermon on

From "Anglican Communion News Service" <>
Date Fri, 1 Aug 2003 23:23:16 +0100

ACNS 3532     |     NIGERIA	|     1 AUGUST 2003 

Anglican Archbishop of Kaduna delivers sermon on Nigerian corruption

[ACNS source:] The Anglican Archbishop of Kaduna province
in Nigeria, the Most Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has said that the
political crisis in Anambra State is a reflection of a
"corruption-infested society". 

Speaking at a special sermon last Sunday at St Michael's Anglican
Cathedral, Kaduna, Archbishop Idowu-Fearon noted that politicians had
sowed corruption. 

He affirmed that Nigeria would not make any meaningful progress with the
level of corruption, which he described as "endemic". 

"Nigeria is corrupt; our country is sick; corruption is killing this
country," the Archbishop lamented. "There are religious programs
everywhere but the people are not religious and there are churches
springing up everywhere but there is evil all over the place. 

"Corruption has continued to thrive in Nigeria because Christians have
lowered the standards of Christianity." 

He charged Christians, whether in or out of politics, to conduct their
affairs in accordance with the teachings of the Bible.

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