The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Massacre and the Statement of the British Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

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Press Release For immediate release, FRIDAY 10TH JUNE 2022 THE FATHERLAND GROUP Please click on the video below to listen to the audio version. https://youtu.be/p1sLDLBTmR8 Background On Sunday 5th of June, 2022, gunmen, reported to be Fulani, launched a brutal attack on worshippers at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo, in Ondo State, Nigeria, leaving more than 50 people dead, including women and children. On 6th June 2022, the British House of Commons held an emergency debate at which the  Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth  and Development Affairs made a statement on the killing of church worshippers and on the wider issue of attacks against religious groups in the following terms: Mr Speaker, I am horrified by the attack which took place against a church in Ondo State, South-West Nigeria, yesterday. I publicly express the UK Government’s condemnation of this heinous act and…

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