Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 22 August 2018 | 1,828 times
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has called on the Muslim faithful to use the period of the celebration of Eid-eI-Kabir to pray for one indivisible Nigeria where peace, justice and fairness reign supreme.
Bishop Okafor gave the admonition at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, explaining that he identifies with people irrespective of colour, religion, race or tongue.
“I do not discriminate; after all, we are all created by one true God,” he said. “I share in your celebration. Let us use this period to ask ourselves pertinent questions; questions that will put us on the right footing. Questions that will make us live together in peace and oneness. Questions that will make us love and cherish one another.”
While calling for peaceful co-existence among all religions, the cleric urged Nigerians to always shun mudslinging, religious fanaticism, campaign of calumny, hate speeches and acts capable of heating up the polity.
He welcomed President Muhammad Buhari back to the country after his 10-day vacation in London.
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