This is a shock Catholic Priest Dies after burning shrines. Another Catholic priest Reverend Father Christopher Azolibe, has been reported died in Catholic community in Igbo – Ukwu village, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. The whole community has been thrown in mourning. Father Christopher Azolibe’s death has been linked to the shrines burnt them by some Catholic priests in the Village. The Catholic Priest Dies after burning shrines according to some people we talked to when visited the village.
The late Reverend Father Christopher Azolibe, was the Catholic parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, the foremost Catholic community in Igbo-ukwu town. He served as the Dean of the Igbo-ukwu Catholic Deanary and also Chairman of ICCPC.
Reverend Father Christopher Azolibe is the third to loss his life this year 2108 after the Christian community in the town carried out a crusade that led to burning of shrines on December 29th, 2017. Their deaths were happened within a space of six months.
It was reported that . Fr. Emmanuel Obimma (Ebube Muonso), the spiritual director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke ordered the destruction of the village 15 shrines during the crusade held on December 29, 2017 crusade at Central Primary School Field, Igboukwu.
The traditionalists had received information that the priest was coming for community “cleansing” and had written to the Parish Priest of the host church, urging the parishioners to steer clear of their religious sites
After the cleansing, the traditionalists in Igboukwu threatened a showdown with the Catholic Church earlier this year over the destruction of about 15 shrines and ancient artifacts in the community.