NCPC to commence pilgrimage to Rome in October

By Margaret Tyam
The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, said the Commission is set to commence pilgrimage exercise to Rome in October.
This is  contained  in a statement  by Godiya Mathew, an Information Officer in the commission on Friday in Abuja .
Mathew quoted Pam as disclosing this during a courtesy visit to him by the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) .
Rev. Fr. Boniface Idoko, National Youth Animator of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria led the delegation.
Pam  commended the Catholic Church for preserving the Holy sites in Israel, Turkey and other Holy Lands.
He said the Catholic Church has helped the Christian heritage and background.
Pam said the commission, in collaboration with the Catholic Youth Organisation, would work out modalities on how to include Catholic Youth Pilgrimage as part of its pilgrimage package.
The NCPC boss also disclosed that the Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, would be the spiritual leader of the Pilgrimage exercise to Rome in October.
In his response, Idoko, who led the delegation,  appreciated Pam being a great ambassador of Christ and his Gospel through the pilgrimage exercise.
” We are proud of your great works,” he said.
 Idoko explained that the youths can be used as agents of pilgrimage awareness; hence the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria was open to any collaboration with the commission.
He further disclosed that the Catholic Church would be organizing a World Youth Day which is scheduled to take place in Aug. 2023 at Lisbon, Portugal.
Idoko said,” it is a catholic festival for youths from all over the world.”he said.