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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, yesterday condemned the recent bomb blasts in Jos, describing it as deeply disheartening.
He said he knew Jos very well, adding that he was at the Presidential Villa to pray with President Goodluck Jonathan, and also to “express our condolence for the losses.”
Welby spoke when he fielded questions from State House correspondents saying: “God is faithful. In one of the letters that Paul wrote to the church, he talked about the sufferings they were going through being known throughout the world and that inserting true here because the suffering in Nigeria is known throughout the world.
“People throughout the world pray for the country. It is a country which I have profound respect and deep love for. And like many, I am deeply grieved by what is happening but God is faithful.
“He is always faithful to us and as Christians, in Jesus Christ, we believe in His faithfulness and we can trust Him for the future.
“I don’t have words to describe the good potential this country has. There is great difficulty at the moment but it is a country with such enormous potentials. I think Nigerians, by nature, are joyful, hopeful and vigorous, they work hard.
“The country has so much going for it. In the meeting, the President talked about the need of a solution that will reach all the people, not just for security but economy, spiritual and every part of the human life,” the clergy stressed.