There are a number of young women in Africa who promise to give themselves to God in lives of poverty, chastity and obedience. In the interview, Fr. Mike talks with Sr. Veronica Openibo who entered religious life in Nigeria. She talks about her relationships with people of other cultures and the importance of being kind, loving and generous in community. Sr. Veronica shares her joy and freedom in living this kind of life. She is now the Society Leader of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) with provinces in the America, Europe and Western Africa.
They then turn to discuss Nigeria specifically. Nigeria is a large, wealthy country, but the people are very poor. There is much hunger, crime, poverty, and unemployment. The conversation naturally turns to the Christian-Muslim conflicts and the political systems in her country. Sr. Veronica has some suggestions of what leaders should do to resolve the conflicts.