Pope Francis encourages Catholic bishops

Pope Francis encourages Catholic bishops in Nigeria to preach peace always

Pope Francis encourages Catholic bishops in Nigeria to preach peace always

Pope Francis encourages Catholic bishops…Pope Francis, on Thursday, entrusted the Catholic religious administrators in Nigeria to keep on lecturing harmony so as to keep the nation united and dynamic. The pontiff gave the errand in Port Harcourt in a message amid the episcopal sanctification of Most Rev. Patrick Eluke as the principal indigenous Auxiliary Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese.

Pope Francis encourages Catholic bishops in Nigeria to preach peace always

He was spoken to by Most Rev. Antonio Fillipazzi, the Apostolic Nuncio (Pope’s agent) to Nigeria at the occasion held at Corpus Christi Cathedral, Port Harcourt.

The Head of the Catholic Church, who portrayed Bishop Eluke as a blessing to the ward, encouraged the dependable to petition God for the new diocesan and the achievement of the congregation.

Gov. Wike of Rivers, spoken to by his Deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Harry, said that the state was thankful to God for the endowment of the cleric.

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As per the governor, the sanctification of the helper priest came at the ideal time, as he (Wike) has been a witness of harmony in the state.

The governor said the religious administrator’s sanctification would likewise extend the connection between the State Government and the Catholic Church.

He said that the state government would band together with the new religious administrator just as the steadfast to control adolescents fretfulness and “keep them in the methods for the Lord.”

The new religious administrator guaranteed to work with different ministers with his entire heart for the development of the Church.

He additionally asked the devoted to keeping on petitioning God for the churches just as and Nigeria.

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Eluke, conceived on March 25, 1967, in Eligbo, Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers, was appointed cleric on Sept. 23, 1995.

He was designated the main indigenous helper religious administrator of the ward and Titular Bishop of Fotice on Feb. 12 by Pope Francis.

The new diocesan had been the Parish Priest of St. Francis of Assisi, Rumuokwuta, since 2015 and later turned into the Diocesan Director of Vocations in 2016.

His Episcopal Motto, taken from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 1:10, is “Unite Everything under Christ.”

Present at the event was no less than 45 Catholic clerics, including the Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabar, Most Rev. Joseph Ekuwem and Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze of Benin Archdiocese.

Generally Rev. Camillus Etukudoh, the Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese made March 16, 1961, additionally graced the event. (NAN)

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