St. Cyprian Parish in West Philadelphia hosted a Mass for the Igbo Catholic community, immigrants from Nigeria who have settled in the parish, on Sunday, Jan. 25 in celebration of the feast day of Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi.
He was a Nigerian priest who died in 1964 and was beatified by St. John Paul II in 1998.
The Igbo Catholics await one more miracle attributed to Blessed Michael’s intercession that may lead to his canonization.
Father Livinius Ugochukwu, chaplain for the community under the patronage of Blessed Michael, was the main celebrant for the Mass. He also presented a music album titled “Deede Tansi,” or “My Brother Tansi.”
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