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Archbishop urges Christians to always show gratitude to God



Archbishop of Anglican Archdiocese of Enugu, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Archbishop of Anglican Archdiocese of Enugu, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has urged Christians to always show gratitude to God for the sustenance of health and life.

Chukwuma spoke during a Special 85th Birthday Anniversary Thanksgiving Service for Beatrice Ekwueme, the wife of former Vice President, Late Dr Alex Ekwueme,  at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Enugu.

The cleric said that man receives numerous benefits and deeds of love and fatherly care from God daily, which most times he does not merit.

“Today, if you go to hospitals and see the pain and hopelessness people go through, I think one must appreciate God for good health and well-being.

“For one to be able to walk freely, eat and do other things human without stress or pain, it is all the great work of God and His great kindness over us,’’ he said.

Chukwuma, however, urged Christians to always live a righteous life and shun sin, which makes God`s grace to be far from man.

“Nigerians must awake to righteousness; we must awake to uprightness, while showing our sincere gratitude to God.

“It is abomination to talk about immorality in the Church; and I feel very bad when a man of God or Pastor is involved or alleged to be involved.

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“As ministers of God and Christians, we must live above board and show exemplary conduct in all we do, since we are the light of the world,’’ he said.

The archbishop also called on President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors to work hard to promote and sustain security in the country.

“I must not fail to thank Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the much he is doing to ensure security and peace within Enugu State, irrespective of ethnicity and religious affiliations,’’ he said.

Chukwuma described Mrs Ekwueme  as a virtuous woman, who survived all weathers of life with her late husband while he was alive.

“She has lived a life of patience, tolerance and love toward all around her and has been exemplary mother figure to all,’’ he said.

Also speaking, Gov. Ugwuanyi of Enugu thanked God for the life and health of Mrs Ekwueme, wishing her more birth anniversaries to come.

“Your life and conduct to people around you have been that of positive testimonies and memories. We are indeed proud to associate and learn from you,’’ the governor said.

The celebrator, Mrs Ekwueme, thanked dignitaries from all works of life that came to honour her.

“I pray that the good Lord will grant you long life and well-being, just as I am enjoying today. I thank you all,’’ she said.

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In attendance were  Sen. Jim Nwobodo, former governor of old Anambra State; Dr Ezekwesili Nwodo, former governor of Enugu State; Mr Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State and Chief Emeka Wogu, former Minister of Labour and Productivity.

Others include Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, a PDP Board of Trustee member; Sen. Ben Obi; Sen. Victor Umeh; Sen. Sam Egwu; Prof. Kingsley Moghalu and Prof. Laz Ekwueme, Brother of Late Dr Alex Ekwueme and Traditional Ruler of Oko community in Anambra. [NAN]

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Catholic Church Kicks against Rumours, urges Politicians to Respect Sacred Lines




The Catholic Diocese of Warri on Saturday, appealed to political actors in Delta to respect the sacred lines as they go about their campaigns.

The Parish Priest of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Effurun, Delta, the Very Rev. Fr. Mark Ikeke made the appeal in a statement issued in Warri.

The church was responding to rumours that Sen.

Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate is not a Christian.

Ikeke declared that Omo-Agege is not only a Christian, but a baptised, practicing and dedicated member of the Catholic Church.

“Our attention has been drawn to a rumour that one of our parishioners, Sen. Omo-Agege, the Deputy President of the Senate is not a Christian.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Sen. Omo-Agege is a baptised, practicing and dedicated member of the Roman Catholic Church.

“He is a member of and a communicant in St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Government Reservation Area, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta,’’ Ikeke said.

He added that the church recognises that this is an election season and encourages political leaders and their supporters to strive to uphold decorum, respect sacred lines and show love to all in their campaigns.

According to him, the sole purpose of the press statement is to encourage decorum and uphold the truth regarding Sen. Omo-Agege’s religious identity.

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“We hope and pray that our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ should thoroughly guide our actions and inactions,’’ he added. (NAN) 

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Lent: Priest Preaches Forgiveness for Improved Christian Life




The Catholic Priest in charge of Holy Spirit Church, Onireke, Lagos, Rev. Fr. Anthony Okereke, has urged Christians to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness for spiritual growth.

Okereke, a Soul Revival and Healing Gospel Preacher, made the call while celebrating an early morning Lent Mass on Saturday.

He said the essence of the mass was to reposition Christian faithful to partake in the blessings of the Lent season.

The priest said the Lent seasons should be used by Christians to atone for their sins and be better positioned to communion with God.

Okereke said that the season was an important period in the life of every Christian, adding, ”it’s a time to make peace with God and humans”.

”The fasting and prayers that we undertake during Lent will be meaningless if we still harbour acrimonies against our neigbhours.

”If we expect God to forgive us of our misdeeds, we must first forgive those who have wronged us.

”We must remember that God created man in His own image and likeness, so we must begin to make peace with your fellow humans,” he said.

The catholic clergy further urged Christians not to relent in praying for national unity, peace and development.

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”If there is a man to pray, there is God to answer. Let us use the Lent season to seek the face of God,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lent is a 40-day period of fasting and prayer which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar.

The 2023 Lent season which began on Feb. 22, would end on April 6.(NAN)

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Catholic Archbishop Tasks Christians on Unity, Cooperation




Catholic Archbishop of Calabar, Most Rev. Joseph Ekuwem, on Sunday at the FCT urged Christians to shun divisions in the body of Christ and embrace unity for national development.

Ekuwem made the call at the 2023 annual Lecture and Merit Award of the National Missionary Seminary of St.

Paul in Gwagwalada.

The lecture was entitled: “Missionary Cooperation and Integral Development’’.

Ekuwem said the essence of the lecture was to reposition the Church and its members on its outreach and services to people within and outside the Church, especially in Nigeria.

According to him, the greatest achievement of the Church is not about structure and properties acquired, but consistent drive on evangelism and converting people to Christianity through words, prophetic impartation and counselling.

“Being Missionary implies bringing the good news of salvation to the people by preaching the proclamation among those who have not known Jesus Christ.

“People of God are expected to cooperate with one another in the exercise of missionary activities for an effective realisation of the mission of Christ entrusted to them.

“The aim is to examine the concept of mission and missionary cooperation and its theological and missiological ramifications, theological principles for missionary activities and apply them for integral development,’’ he said.

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Missiology is the academic study of the Christian mission history and methodology. It began to be developed as an academic discipline in the 19th century.

Ekuwem enjoined Christian leaders and their congregations to always examine issues that promoted cooperation and better understanding among different denominations in Nigeria.

He noted that: “where there is unity there is progress’’ and stressed that Christians should walk together in love and purity as it would assist in national development.

In his address, Mr Hyacinth Ichoku of Veritas University, Abuja, said the Church, as an agent of peace, reconciliation and healing has to contribute in addressing the political, cultural, ethnic and other fractures within Nigeria.

He said theologians must begin to think of adopting the approach of social scientists, if they were to address fully, the limitations of human responses in the society.

Ichoku emphasised the need for denominations to jettison competition among themselves and embrace cooperation.

“We should emphasise things that will unite the Church and shun things that can divide us,’’ he stressed. (NAN)

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