Our diverse cultures should unite, not divide us - Catholic priest tells Christians

Our diverse cultures should unite, not divide us - Catholic priest tells Christians

- A Catholic priest has called on all Christians across Nigeria to use the nations diverse cultures as an instrument of unity

- The priest urged all Nigerian Christians to work towards uniting people across the country

- He urged the parishioners to emulate the life of the late Pope John Paul II who spent his tenure in the papacy uniting people

A Catholic priest has called on all Christians across Nigeria to use the nation's diverse cultures as an instrument of unity.

The priest of St John Paul 11 Parish, Papal Ground, Karsana District, Kubwa, Reverend Father Kris Inegbenoghu, while speaking at the mass which marked the opening of the feast and cultural day of the parish on Sunday, October 22, urged Christians to work towards uniting people.

He also said Pope St John Paul II, the patron saint of the parish, during his tenure in papacy between 1978 and 2005 worked hard to united people of all nations by his extensive travels including individuals of other faith.

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Inegbenoghu urged all the parishioners to emulate the late pope.

Also speaking, the homilist, Reverend Father Sunday Akuh, who celebrated with the parish said with God, there is neither east nor west, north nor south.

He said all men are one before God.

Urging the parishioners to observe and study the crucifix, Akuh said its shape represents the four cardinal points of the world: north, south, east and west, with Jesus Christ at its centre unifying all the people.

The chairperson of the Feast Day Committee, Lady Junila Takon, said the theme of the feast and cultural day is: "Celebration of Culture in Diversity".

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She said the theme reminds the peoples that, "though we come from different backgrounds through accident of birth, by our new life in Christ, we belong to one divine family which enjoins us to love, respect, tolerate each other and show mercy for God has been merciful to us."

The occasion chaired by Dr Paddy Njoku, had different cultural troupes from the different parts of the country display their cultural dances.

There was also an exhibition of arts by Kehinde Dada who showcased many of his gorgeous works depicting the theme of the day.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria called on those fueling the agitation for the disintegration of Nigeria.

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The Bishops said the spate of hate speech in Nigeria was becoming unbearable.

They also called on the federal government to do all within its powers to ensure that it is fair in its dealing with all Nigerians irrespective of their tribe, ethnicity or religion.

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Source: Naija.ng

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