War Against COVID-19: Catholic Church throws weight behind Enugu State Govt

Posted by News Express | 5 April 2020 | 377 times

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•Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga



The Catholic Church has expressed support to the Enugu State Government for its effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

This was declared on Saturday April 04, 2020 when a pastoral team of the Church visited the State Multi-Sectoral Rapid Response Team for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The senior Catholic clerics included Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga; the Bishop of Awgu Diocese, Most Rev. John Ifeanyichukwu Okoye; and the Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Father Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, on Saturday.

The Bishops, on behalf of the Catholic faithful in the state made donation to the team in support of the state government’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The donation was received on behalf of the team by the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi on behalf of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

He expressed the Governor’s appreciation to the Catholic Church for her solidarity, support and understanding over the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also thanked the Bishops and the Church for their contributions and sacrifice towards ensuring compliance with the State Government’s proactive safety measures to contain the pandemic.




Source: News Express

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