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February 24, 2017

Bishop Ukwuoma tasks on spirit of mercy …As Year of Mercy closes

Wednesday November16, 2016 was a remarkable day in the Catholic Diocese of Orlu as mammoth crowd gathered at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu to mark the closing of the Year of Mercy.

It would be recalled that the Local Ordinary of the Diocese, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma opened the Door of Mercy as directed by the Holy Sea. The ceremony marking the closing of the Year of Mercy began with a rosary procession within the premises of the Cathedral.

Delivering a homily during the Holy Mass, the Most Rev Ukwuoma noted that most religions do not believe in mercy as they quickly retaliate the wrongs meted to them by their brothers in line with their religious belief.

He stated that the present world is full of anger, injustice, and humiliation among others. The Bishop pointed out that the Church  set aside this year for the celebration of God’s mercy.

Bishop Ukwuoma observed that man hardly forgives any wrong done by others, but God as merciful father listens to his people anytime they pray for forgiveness. The prelate said that we Christians in different ways have sinned against the father in heaven and committed atrocities like the prodigal son.

He maintained that good Christians are known for their merciful hearts to whoever wrongs them. According to the Bishop, no one should forgive with conditions, as God does not forgive that way. Symbolically, the Church will formally close the Door for the year of Mercy in Rome on Sunday (today). Bishop Ukwuoma further charged Christians to go forth to proclaim the words of mercy through their lives, actions and attitude to others.

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