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Catholic Priest Rises Against ‘Imported’ Christianity, Wants Polygamy, Others Incorporated

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Catholic Priest of Akwangwa Catholic Church in Nasarawa State, Rev. Father Gabriel Ngbe has spoke against what he called imported Western culture of Christianity and called for the Church to incorporate some good aspects of African culture in its Doctrine.
The Catholic Priest who was celebrating the Acculturation Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Akwanga in Nasarawa state, insisted that the Catholic doctrine must be amended, especially in the African Catholic Churches in order to accommodate every member of the Church.
“The Whiteman that brought Christianity to us, mixed the religion with his culture and Africans just accepted it like that at the expense of our culture. If we do not incorporate parts of our culture into the way we worship God, our culture would in no distant time go into extinction.”
Gabriel Ngbe said that local foods should henceforth be used for communion in the Catholic Church instead of using products imported from Europe.
The priest also said that meaningful local names should be given to people during Baptism and Confirmation in Catholic Churches as against using “English names.”
The priest called on members of the Church to imbibe the habit of wearing local dresses during weddings as well as using local languages for Mass.
He said that anybody who practices polygamy before accepting Christ should be given equal treatment in the Church with those that have only one wife, adding: “It is better to have many wives at home than to have only one and yet have many girl friends and lovers outside.”
Gabriel Ngbe commended the Yoruba people for incorporating their culture in the way they practice both Christianity and Islam and asked others to emulate them. [myad]

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