By G9ija

The Catholic Knights are set to deliberate on the roles of churches and the growing challenges of supporting Christians and victims of religious conflicts in turbulent regions of the country.

This was made known in a statement signed by Michael Aule, a Knight of Saint Mulumba (KSM), at the Metropolitan Grand Knight of Abuja Metropolitan Council on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the discussion will take place during the 2022 National Convention of KSM, scheduled to hold on November 23, in Abuja.

The theme of the National Convention is: “The Role of the Church in the Advocacy and the Promotion of Peace, Equity, Justice and Development in the Democratic Transition in Nigeria”.

Aule said that the order counted on its members, who can fight a good cause with success for the greater glory of God, the Church and the progress of the country using their Time, Talent and Treasures (3Ts).

He said that the convention would also discuss on vital issues such as the Christian faith, religious harmony, good governance, sustainable development, peace, unity, and equity as they affect the country.

“The supreme convention of KSM Nigeria is a platform for the promotion of the values of the order through open discussions.

According to Aule, John Cardinal Onaiyekan Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, will deliver a paper on the convention’s theme, while Most Rvd. Oliver Doeme, Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, will deliver the second presentation.

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 FCT Minister, the Governors of Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and other States, as well as the Deputy Governors of Kogi and Nasarawa States are also expected a the event.

The Convention will also be attended by over 350 delegates from 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.