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Bishop Ezeokafor rededicates St. Theresa Nibo



Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Paulinus Ezeokafor, has admonished Christians to always identify with charitable works for the propagation of the gospel as a way of showing appreciation for God’s blessings and kindness to mankind.

 Most Rev Dr  Ezeokafor gave the charge in a homily during the rededication of  St. Theresa’s Catholioc Church, Nibo, in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, last Sunday.

The prelate lauded the parish priest, Rev. Fr. John Bosco Ezekoli, vicar and entire parishioners for erecting the magnificent edifice together with asphalting of roads within the church premises, sponsored by philanthropic indigenes of the community.

He cited the biblical narration of 10 lepers healed by Jesus Christ out of whom only one returned to show appreciation as proof that God expects mankind to glorified Him.

He further described the event as a reunification of Catholic faithful in Nibo community, pointing out that with the rededication, no other major construction would be done in the church except minor repairs, describing it as true replica of the beauty of St. Theresa, patroness of the parish.

“Investing in church projects pleases God and such gestures attract great divine rewards “he explained, adding that churches are symbolic place of congregation by Christians on earth before the greater congregation in heaven after earthly sojourn by true believers.

He urged the people to uphold the prevailing spirit of unity, brotherly co-existence and commitment to the development of the parish, just as he tasked them to explore the possibility of extending the asphalt to the main junction for easy access to the church.

 The parish priest, Rev. Fr. Ezekoli, in an appreciation speech during a civic reception for the august visitor, which also featured presentation of honourary awards to these who contributed to the growth of Catholicism in the area, thanked Bishop Ezeokafor for the visit and fatherly guidance of the parish  to attain such enviable height.

 Among the 34 award receipts were  Innocent Akuvue, President General of Nibo, who sponsored the roofing and ceiling and asphalting of the road within the church premises, as well as Mr. Kanayo Nwafor, Chairman of the building committee.

Others are Noble Sir Emmanuel Chiedu, Chief Kanayo Ughamadu, Dr. Dave Obiano, Rev.Fr.Innocent Nwafor and the  late Ozomma Willie Anachebe.

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