Amidst the showers of blessings on Sunday the 28th day of the month of June 2015 the Catholic Diocese of Warri recorded five new deacons to the number of Clerics. The Mass of the Ordination started at about 10:30am at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Warri and was presided over by the Most Rev. John Oke Afareha. Only a handful of priests were able to attend but the event recorded a huge number of seminarians well over 75. In his homily the Bishop calls the Ordinands to preach and live the dignity of Christ. The Deacons are; Revs. Akpojotor Mark, Fregene Joseph, Odom Tobechukwu, Orjinta Jude and Ukwesan Jude.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Sunday, declared that all Nigerians, irrespective of social status, are guilty and responsible for the current situation in the country.
Speaking at the second plenary session of CBCN, hosted by the Warri Diocese of the Catholic Church in Effurun, Delta State, the president of the CBCN and Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, said Nigerians must stop the ‘culture of appropriation’ as well as the mentality of insatiable greed and reckless misuse of the common patrimony found among those who manage the nation’s resources.
The Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have called the Federal Government to tackle the spate of insurgency in the country and general insecurity with vigour and sense of seriousness.
President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama decried in very strong terms the killing of innocent Christians and other Nigerians by the Islamist insurgents, lamenting the thousands of consequently displaced people have been turned “refugees in their own country”.
President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed for cooperation from Nigerian in the fight against insurgency and acts of terrorism in the country.
President Jonathan in a goodwill message to the Second Plenary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Effurun, Delta State, affirmed that his administration was committed to end all forms of insurgency in the country.
Jonathan, who was represented by Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, explained that the government has intensified the fight against terrorism in the North part of the country but that it requires the continued cooperation and prayers of all Nigerians.