Maiduguri, Nigeria, Oct 6, 2016 / 02:04 am
Amid the apparent decline of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, a Nigerian bishop who had a vision of Christ has repeated his belief that praying the rosary will bring victory over the group.
Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said his vision of Christ encouraged the people of his diocese to believe "that the rosary would ultimately give us victory over this evil.
"Boko Haram is evil, ISIS is evil," he told the U.K. newspaper the Catholic Herald. "So as long as we go to a place with His Mother, especially by praying the rosary, which is the most pronounced form of Marian devotion, we will be victorious."
According to the bishop, "Boko Haram will soon fizzle out, mostly because of the prayers of the people."