“Celebrating the year for Priests [June 19th. 2009 – June 18th. 2010] proclaimed by the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XV1, which was aptly and prayerfully observed in Nigeria; desirous to hold out models of Priesthood to encourage sacrifice, prayers and dedication to priestly life in our land; having Saint John Baptist Mary Vianney as the universal Patron Saint of Priests; we the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, having prayerfully considered the matter, unanimously choose and hereby declare, also BLESSED
MICHAEL IWENE TANSI THE PATRON OF NIGERIAN PRIESTS.
SOLEMN PROCLAMATION OF BLESSED MICHAEL IWENE TANSI AS PATRON OF NIGERIAN PRIESTS.
The Blessed Iwene Tansi was beatified 15 years ago on March, 22, 1998. Recently, in a solemn concelebrated liturgy to close the special year for Priests held at the Basilica of the Holy Trinity Onitsha, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Nigeria enthroned the Blessed Iwene Tansi the special Patron of Nigerian Priests.
STATUS OF THE PRESENT CAUSE
( Posted on June, 20, 2013)
We made this declaration on this 3rd. day of June in the year 2010, on the tomb of the Blessed , in the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha, Nigeria.
In testimony of which we under signed, President and Secretary of the said National Episcopal Conference of Nigeria herein affix our signatures. [Most Rev. Felix Alaba Job $ Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins]
With this declaration the cult of Blessed Iwene Tansi became more popular in Nigeria specially among priests. But to get to the happy conclusion, the Vatican Congregation for the Cause of saints requires another miracle attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Iwene Tansi. From where and when this miracle shall come only the Almighty God knows. Our duty is to prayer to ask him to give us a miracle, which will bring the process to sainthood.
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