Retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie said in an interview that the Catholic Church does not run on tithes like many other churches.

As he put it, “Anyone who has a faint idea of how the Catholic Church is run would know that the Catholic Church does not run on tithes.

The church has never taught that God’s blessings depend on tithes. No Catholic Bishop in this country has a private jet. Not even the Pope has one. But an uninformed state governor, notorious for being insolent, described the Bishop’s intervention in Nigeria situation now as the wailing of religious leaders who no longer have access to tithes because of this government’s anti-corruption fight.”