Catholic Church Holds Funeral Mass For Members Killed In Owo

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A nun is seen placing a bunch of flowers on a casket during the mass funeral held in honour of the worshippers killed at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State on June 17, 2022. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

It’s a solemn day in Owo, Ondo State as the victims of the deadly attack on St. Francis Catholic Church are laid to rest in the town.

This followed a funeral mass held on Friday in honour of the victims whose remains had been deposited at the morgue of the Saint Louis Catholic Hospital in Owo.

After the funeral mass was completed, families of the victims took the remains of their loved ones for burial in the town.

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, were among the dignitaries present at the mass.

Some clergymen, including Bishop Jude Arogundade of Ondo Catholic Diocese and Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, were also in attendance.

No fewer than 40 persons were killed in the attack which has received wide condemnation across the country.

Some of the highpoints of the funeral are captured in the photos below:

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