In Rome, Nigerians see benefits from spiritual pilgrimages

CNS photo | Cindy Wooden
ROME -- Prayers for peace and an end to terrorism and corruption in Nigeria filled Rome's Church of St. John the Baptist, as 50 Christian government officials and religious leaders visited the Eternal City in preparation for sending 30,000 Nigerians on pilgrimage. The Nigerian government gives financial aid to Christians visiting the Holy Land and New Testament sites in Greece and Rome, just as it pays for Muslims to make the "haj," or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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