Thousands of Christians thronged Lodonga Minor Basilica to celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The day was celebrated under the theme: behold your mother
Bishop Sabino Odoki urged pilgrims to be instruments of God's Grace just like the Blessed Virgin Mary; as he delivered his homily “...from today on wards let us try our best to embrace the Grace of God offered to us free of charge by praying, receiving the word of God every day, making pilgrimages and loving each other...”
The Diocesan Chaplain for Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Fr. John Baptist Drabo expressed his gratitude for being given the honor to organize the annual pilgrimage to Lodonga Minor Basilica. He thanked all the pilgrims for their participation at the celebration.
Fr. Emmanuel Asega , the Parish Priest Lodonga Parish thanked the pilgrims for attending this year’s celebration of the feast of Immaculate Conception at Lodonga Minor Basilica in big numbers. Next year’s pilgrimage to Lodonga Minor Basilica on the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary will be organized by Ediofe deanery. End