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Catholic Church pardons knights of St John International, lifts suspension 

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has lifted the suspension placed on the Order of the Knights of St John International (KSJI) activities.

• September 14, 2022
Catholic Bishops of Nigeria
Catholic Bishops of Nigeria

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has lifted the suspension placed on the Order of the Knights of St John International (KSJI) activities.

This is contained in a statement issued Tuesday and jointly signed by the president and secretary of the conference, Bishop Lucius Ugorji of Owerri and Bishop Donatus Ogun of Uromi dioceses.

It said the lifting of the suspension was approved during the ongoing second 2022 plenary of the Catholic bishops, being held in Orlu, Imo after the knights complied with all directives.

“We hereby lift the suspension and beseech you to fully implement the agreements that have facilitated the much-desired peace process,” the Catholic Church stated.

The KSJI was suspended as a Catholic organisation on February 16 due to the knight’s failure to comply with the 10-point directive meant to resolve the lingering crisis in the Order.

“Whilst commending you to the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Peace, we earnestly urge you to shun the spirit of division and rancour,” the statement added. “This will strengthen the bond of love that holds you together as a family and members of the body of Christ,


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