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Catholic convert from Islam ordained to priesthood in country where Christians are persecuted

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Pe. Idris Moses testemunha conversão do islã à Igreja

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Francisco Veneto - published on 04/17/22

He suffered persecution and abuse, but nothing could deter Fr. Idris Moses Gwanube from following Christ.

Fr. Idris Moses Gwanube, from Nigeria, received priestly ordination on February 25, 2022, and in his vocational journey contains a particularly striking element: the conversion from Islam to the Catholic Church.

A country where Christians are severely persecuted

He was born into a Muslim family and in an Islamic-majority region of the country, which has suffered for several years a bloody wave of attacks against Christians, perpetrated mainly by Islamic fundamentalist groups such as Boko Haram terrorists and the nomadic Fulani herdsmen. In this context, if it’s already difficult and challenging to be a Christian, it’s even more dangerous to convert from Islam to Christianity.

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