The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Issele-Uku, Most Rev. Dr. Michael Odogwu Elue has condemned in strong terms the killing of Christians all over the world, saying that they should be allowed to express their freedom of worship which is their fundamental human right.
Bishop Elue made the condemnation in a chat with journalists during his visit to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Agbor, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. His words, “Nigeria Christians should be given peace, joy and security to worship and express their faith. The inhuman treatment being meted on Christians is uncalled for. May Nigerian Christians find peace, joy and security?”
He enjoined Christians to continue to preach peace, love and joy irrespective of the prevailing circumstance.
The Bishop said he is on bishop’s pastoral visit to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Agbor where he gave many the sacrament of confirmation, which according to him will fortify them to be soldiers of Christ. He stated that sacrament of confirmation is a sacrament by which one receives the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
“The gift of the Holy Spirit is important to one’s life because it empowers one to have control over all things and be fearless”, he added.
Bishop Elue however admonished Christians to continue to have faith in God and do His work diligently. He concluded by commending the parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Agbor for cooperation and the gigantic father’s house.
The parish priest of the Church, Monsignor Michael I. Mozia in his remark, thanked the bishop for coming, describing St. Joseph Catholic Church, Agbor as one family.
A founding member of the church, Pa. John Nwagimeje who also expressed joy over the bishop’s visit, said he wished that his mother was alive to see the benefit of their struggle for the development of the church.
The planning committee chairman for the bishop’s visit, Mr. Peter Ojebor welcomed Bishop Elue to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and thanked all present for coming.
High point of the bishop’s visit was the inspection of the newly built father’s house.