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Catholics’ Laity Week flagged-off in Anambra

14 March 2016, 17:24Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Anambra Deputy Governor, Moses Ekpo, has welcomed the administration’s commitment to uplift the lives of the underprivileged members of the state.

He expressed encouragement at strides made in that regard at a ceremony to flag off the 2016 National Laity Week of the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria.

The event is one of the key commemorations of the Catholics.

It has been flagged off at the St Patricks’ Cathedral in Awka, where Ekpo spoke.

“I wish to thank governor (Willie) Obiano and his wife for their dedication in meeting the needs of the widows and the less privileged,” said Ekpo.

“I have no doubt initiated the process of these achievements, which clearly meet the theme of the Laity Week, “Merciful Like the Father,” when they came into office two years ago,” added Obiano’s deputy.

Also read: INEC postpones Anambra rerun election

National President of Laity Council of Nigeria, Chizoba Nnagboh, explained the theme.

“It was chosen in line with the Year of Mercy to enable the lay faithful effectively key into the activities of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy so as to reap its abundant spiritual fruits,” he said.

There are estimated to be over one billion Roman Catholics in the world.

The majority of these are lay Catholics, also known as the laity, which includes all Roman Catholics, except those who are part of the clergy.

About 20 million of Nigeria’s 170 million people are Catholics. 

- CAJ News


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