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“They are set up just for business” – Catholic Bishop criticizes profit-driven churches in Nigeria

The Catholic Bishop of Yola, Stephen Mamza, has taken a swipe at mushroom churches springing up with the aim of financial profit. 

The Bishop made the comment at St Augustine’s Catholic Church, Bekaji, Yola where he presided over a Mass to mark this year’s World Communications Sunday of the Catholic Church.

“Even the holy spirit will find it difficult to count the churches in Yola. Churches are set up today just for business,” he lamented. 

According to him, people just want to become general overseers and own private jets, asserting that Nigerian general overseers today have more jets than all the general overseers in the rest of the world put together.

He mentioned a particular personal experience when the general overseer of a particular church asked him to buy his church because the church was not yielding financial fruits.

“A general overseer approached me to buy his church. He said things were not moving well for him and he knew of a place where things would work and where he wanted to go,” he said.

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