Tuesday 30, August 2022
The Significance of the Pope's Ring
Peter Obi the Labor Party Presidential Candidate of the forthcoming Presidential Election in Nigeria 2023 visited the Vatican where he was seen kissing the Pope's ring in 2019.
The papal ring is one of the most powerful symbols of the pontiff's authority. It is worn on the third finger of the right hand, and kissing it is a sign of #obedience and #respect. It is a tradition dating back hundreds of years. The papal ring according to knowledge.com is worth over $800,000 dollars.
Incidentally, the trending hash tag for the Peter Obi's political campaign driven by Nigerian youths is #obedient.
Peter Obi whom Google ranks the most searched by Nigerians in the first six months of 2022 is a Nigerian Businessman and Politician who served thrive as the Governor of Anambra State from 2006 to 2014.
Nigeria has the largest population of youth in the world, with a median age of 18.1 years. About 70% of the population are under 30, and 42% are under the age of 15.
Pope Francis who taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepción, a high school in Santa Fe, from 1964 to 1965 is a lifelong supporter of San Lorenzo de Almagro football club. He is also a fan of the films of Tita Merello, neorealism, and tango dancing, with a fondness for the traditional music of Argentina.
According to the census of 2020 Annuario Pontificio (Pontifical Year Book), the number of baptized Catholics in the world was about 1.329 billion at the end of 2018.
Nearly 1 out of every 5 African is a Catholic
There are about 20million Catholics in Nigeria.
Pope Francis has been concerned about Nigeria. On October 25, 2020, he said,'' Let us pray to the Lord for Nigeria, so that every form of violence might always be avoided, in the constant search of social harmony through the promotion of justice and the common good. ''
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