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Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by dooch(m): 5:05pm On Apr 18
Priest Patrick Asomugha faced racist remarks, break-ins and had his tires slashed in the small town where he lived in Germany. The death threat was the final straw, making it impossible for him to do his job, he says.

A Nigerian parish priest was forced to leave his post as the head of a parish in western Germany out of concerns for his safety, the parish and local church officials announced on Friday.

The pastor, Patrick Asomugha, and the diocese of Speyer made the decision to remove him after he received a death threat last month.

"Concerns for the safety and wellbeing of pastor Asomugha makes this step unavoidable," Andreas Sturm, vicar general for the Speyer diocese's bishop, said in a statement. "It would be irresponsible to continue exposing pastor Asomugha to the threat."

Racist remarks in church
Asomugha took over as the head of a parish in Queidersbach, a small municipality in western Germany near the city of Kaiserslautern, in 2017.

The trouble began last year after unknown suspects broke into the parish house where he lived. In both instances, there was considerable damage to his property.

Parishioners became more hostile, with people reportedly uttering racist abuse during church services. Local public broadcaster SWR reported in July last year that parents were overheard saying: "I won't let my child be baptized by a black man."

"I'm not taking anything from those dirty black hands," one parishioner is reported to have said as Asomugha held communion. At the time, the diocese in Speyer declined to comment on specific cases.

Last year, someone slashed the tires of Asomugha's car. The abuse grew worse, culminating in a death threat posted on the pastor's garage door. Two days later, unknown suspects shattered bottles believed to be filled with alcohol in the entryway into parish house where Asomugha lives.

'Impossible to lead normal parish life'
The death threat was the final straw. Asomugha said that the threats made it impossible to continue his work.

"Under these circumstances, I can no longer fulfil my duties as a pastor in Queidersbach," Asomugha said in a statement.

According to the church, he'd repeatedly called for reconciliation and peace within the parish and the wider community. In October, the church in Queidersbach held a "solidarity mass" to support Asomugha. Around 600 people attended the service to stand up to racism in their community.

Despite the service, the abuse continued and escalated, underscoring the danger he faced if he were to stay.

"The attacks against my person make it almost impossible to lead a normal parish life in Queidersbach," Asomugha said.

Asomugha will leave his post on Monday, but will still hold an as-yet-undisclosed position within the diocese of Speyer..

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by fulaniHERDSman(m): 5:12pm On Apr 18
Parishioners became more hostile, with people reportedly uttering racist abuse during church services. Local public broadcaster SWR reported in July last year that parents were overheard saying: "I won't let my child be baptized by a black man."

"I'm not taking anything from those dirty black hands," one parishioner is reported to have said as Asomugha held communion.
At the time, the diocese in Speyer declined to comment on specific cases.
@ bolded.
Laugh wan tear my belle. Mumu oyinbo pipo. May God forgive them grin grin

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by SeverusSnape(m): 5:14pm On Apr 18
Racism will never end in this world.

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by Waylex21: 5:22pm On Apr 18
And these ones will call themselves Christians.

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by sulasa07(m): 5:38pm On Apr 18
Where are mumu people that will come n defend their white christian masters?

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by sulasa07(m): 5:38pm On Apr 18
Waylex21:
And these ones will call themselves Christians.
Are they not christians?

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by aadoiza: 6:08pm On Apr 18
sulasa07:

Are they not christians?
No, they are not true Christians. At least that's their usual guff of excuse.

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by sulasa07(m): 10:23pm On Apr 18
aadoiza:

No, they are not true Christians. At least that's their usual guff of excuse.
Okay O

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by orunmila144: 9:37am On Apr 19
smiley
Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by OLAFIMIX(f): 9:37am On Apr 19
Dm for your Ankara face mask at the rate of N50 upward. We sell in Unit/dozen.we can deliver up to 10,000unit.

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by Elzakzaky: 9:37am On Apr 19
angry
Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by LordOfTheWeed: 9:37am On Apr 19
Alaye japa grin

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by Brendaniel: 9:37am On Apr 19
Racism... You know, one of the things I have learnt in this life is just how fast a table can turn sometimes, some of these racist whites think this thing will last forever, remember there was once a time Egypt ruled the world, at sometime babylon( current day iraq/iran), some of these kingdoms and powers fell unexpectedly, at those times they saw other race as inferior like what is happening today and subjected them to all forms of maltreatment, in this life people should thread carefully especially when dealing with people/persons with a clean heart....

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by Graysons: 9:37am On Apr 19
To be fair he's too black. grin grin

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by hahn(m): 9:38am On Apr 19
Why didn't he just pray to God to stop racism?

Typical religious nuts. They'll claim to serve an all loving God but then go on to hate everything that God is supposed to have created undecided

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by Landinvestments(m): 9:38am On Apr 19
Germans are popularly known for racism.
God help them to repent.


We are realtors, contact us for genuine lands/houses within estates

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by DesChyko(m): 9:38am On Apr 19
Too bad. embarassed

hahn:
Why didn't he just pray to God to stop racism?

For someone who claims not to believe, you certainly show a lot of interest in this subject grin

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by dallyemmy: 9:38am On Apr 19
White man with black heart?

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by Nobody: 9:38am On Apr 19
Unsurprising. I'm an Afro-Peruvian but I can't trust nor take anything from a Nigerian. Everyone with his own taste.

itsme01:
cool


Ibos and Victim mentality.. unless I hear the story from the locals I wont take an Ibo man's word for anything


.

Another possibility.

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by evansjeff(m): 9:38am On Apr 19
Meanwhile

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by jmoore(m): 9:38am On Apr 19
This happens in Nigeria too.

Few years ago in Aba, a certain knight hired some thugs and locked the doors and gate of the church because of indigene wahala.


We have read news of some dioceses rejecting Bishops in Nigeria because he is not an indigene.


Do blacks love themselves?
Smh

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by sarrki(m): 9:38am On Apr 19
We go well one day

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by Nobody: 9:38am On Apr 19
Nothing compared to the hate Igbos are facing from Afonjas.

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by MRAKBEE(m): 9:39am On Apr 19
Blackman,




Blackman



The caucasian man and woman
The Mongoloid man and woman and even their children


Do not love you.
Build ya self, defeat poverty and mental slavery and the whole world will be at thy feet.

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by stevmatt15: 9:39am On Apr 19
aadoiza:

No, they are not true Christians. At least that's their usual guff of excuse.

But they brought missionary to us, and now we carry it on our heads

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by Tjohnnay: 9:39am On Apr 19
Stupid religion

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Re: Priest Patrick Asomugha Leaves German Church After Receiving Death Threat by airminem(f): 9:39am On Apr 19
sad Na only you waka 'cum'


Ok kwantinu

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