The “Role of the Church in the Advocacy and Promotion of Peace, Equity, Justice and Development in the Democratic Transition in Nigeria” will be the theme of the 2022 national convention of the Catholic Knights of Saint Mulumba (KSM) in Abuja.
The conference will also discuss the “Catholic Church in Nigeria and the Growing Challenges of Supporting Christians and Victims of Religious Conflicts in Turbulent Regions of the Country.
This was disclosed in a statement by Sir Michael M. Aule (KSM), the Metropolitan Grand Knight of Abuja Metropolitan Area Council (AMAC).
He explained that KSM counted on its members, men and women who because of their education, social position and material resources could fight a good cause with success for the greater glory of God, the church and the progress of “our country using their Three Ts: Time, Talent and Treasures.
“The Supreme Convention of KSM Nigeria is a platform for the promotion of the values of the order through open discussions on vital issues such as the Christian faith, religious harmony, good governance, sustainable development, peace, unity, and equity as they affect our beloved country.”
According to the statement, expected at the ceremony are the Papal Nuncio to Nigeria, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, all the bishops in Abuja Ecclesiastical Province, the Bishop Chairman of Laity, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Minister of the FCT, the governors of Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and other states, as well as the deputy governors of Kogi and Nasarawa states.
The convention will also be attended by over 350 delegates of the order which will include the supreme executive board members, designated metro officers and the grand knights of all the sub councils in the country.
His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, will deliver a paper on the convention’s main theme, while the second presentation will be done by the Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev Oliver Dashe Doeme.