300 Christians in Adamawa to perform pilgrimage to Rome

No fewer than 300 Christians from Adamawa State will perform this year’s Holy pilgrimage to Rome, Tribune Online reports.

The Executive Secretary, Adamawa Christian Welfare Board, Rev. Zidon Love, disclosed this on Sunday while speaking to newsmen in Yola.

He said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the board could not perform the exercise as the Israeli government closed its borders to all foreigners to check the spread of the novel epidemic.

Rev Love added that this year’s pilgrimage will be in Rome and that “only those who filled forms and produced two guarantors will be allowed to travel.”

He stressed that “those intending pilgrims that want to travel to Israel will not be part of the exercise because we are not going to Israel but Rome. If the Israeli government opens its doors, then we will. Again, it will depend on the government of the day.”

He added that the screening of those that will be going will start on Tuesday this week, adding that “every intending pilgrim must have received his/her covid-19 second jab and other necessary tests that need to be done.”

According to him, “we have also set in place measures that will not make anyone abscond and if we have any at all, the two guarantors who entered into the bond of N20m will be held responsible and pay the money which will be sent to Interpol through the Federal Government to look for the person and deport him/her.”

 

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