The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis on Sunday described the late 14-year-old Vivian Ogu as an example to all Christians around the world and Nigeria in particular.
Represented by Archbishop Guampetno Dal Toso, the International President of Pontifical Mission Societies, Pope Francis stated this while speaking at the closing ceremony of the National Mission Congress of Nigeria at the Vivian Ogu Missionary Animation Centre in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
“She showed us how we can live our faith without minding the consequences. We have here in Nigeria this good example of a young woman who gave her life for the fidelity of her faith,” the Pope said.
Recall that Vivian was shot dead by armed robbers on November 15, 2009 after she resisted and refused to be raped by the robbers who had invaded her family house in Benin City.
The robbers were reported to have taken her and her sister out of town to a rural area where she was killed.