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Catholic faithful mark 150 anniversary

Catholics in Lagos today celebrated the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the first holy mass in Nigeria.

Report says the event, which took place at Saint Leo Catholic Church, Ikeja, was attended by hundreds of Catholic faithful.

The Society of African Missions used the occasion to confer honorary membership on the Emeritus Archbishop of Lagos Archdiocese, Anthony Cardinal Okogie.

In an address, the Archbishop of Lagos Archdiocese, Archbishop Adewale Martins said the first mass marked the beginning of the establishment of Catholic faith in the country.

He said the celebration is most topical, now that they are in the year of faith.

The first holy mass took place on Odunlami Street, Lagos Island, on the ninth of March, 1862.

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