AN agreement to send priests and seminarians from a Nigerian diocese to Brisbane is a win-win for both countries.
Not only will the six-year pilot program help to alleviate a serious shortage of priests in south-east Queensland, it will also assist Nigerian seminarians in their training for the priesthood.
There is also the additional benefit of Brisbane Catholics learning more about a culture where faith is central to life.
Perhaps we can learn something from the richness of faith that these Nigerians will bring with them.
Let’s welcome them into our midst when they arrive.