By Nna Anulumadu

The family of Francis Chidiac on wednesday attended a memoral service conducted for their late daughter Raya Chidiac who was killed few days to her wedding day four years ago.

The memorial Mass which took place at Stella Maris parish GRA, Onitsha attracted the presence of priests, the religious, family members, friends and R&S lotto workers. Preaching at the Mass, Fr Philip Ibeneme posited that Raya didn’t die in vain, disclosing that the deceased suffered same fate with St Maria Goretti, because she resisted all attempt to be defiled.

Very Rev Fr Francis Ezumezu, ( Basilica Rector) , Fr Philip Ibeneme, Rev Sisters, Francis Chidiac and family members in a group photograph shortly after the Mass

“God will not abandon her and she will not abandon her people as she will be interceding for us. We equally pray that one day the mother church will start recognising Raya as a martyr.”

It will interest to know that Late Raya was a daughter of the MD/ CEO R&S Lotto company Francis Chidiac. She met her untimely death few days to her wedding day. She was killed because she refused to yield to demands of someone who was on bent to defile her.

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