Monday, 28 March 2016

Easter Celebration: Bishop Ezeokafor Empowers Over 3000 Disadvantaged across religious derive with free foods, Cloths, other Valuables

















By Okechukwu Onuegbu

In the spirit of Easter celebration, the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Rev. Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor has empowered over three thousand vulnerable and disadvantaged in the society from different religious background with valuables worth millions of naira.

The multimillion naira gifts include loaves of bread, articles of clothing, shoes, umbrella, plastic rubbers, plates, cartons of indomies, bags of rice, soaps, onions, tubers of yams and tubers of cocoyam, cocoanut, etc.

Distributing the items yesterday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, the prelate says they were meant to encourage and help in sustaining there brothers and sisters—the poorest of the poor this Easter period the Church commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus whose coming brought salvation to mankind.

Ezeokafor, who lamented the increase in number of people begging for alms in the society, noted that so many people are suffering of diseases and abject poverty with no single meal a day let alone three square meals.

He however, advised people not to turn beggary to a profession or custom, even as he urged high spirited individuals to keep on doing charity works without discriminations.

When asked the source of the goodies, the Bishop disclosed that they were donated to the Church by some good spirited individuals including the state government.

Expressing his happiness over the development, the Director, Justice Development and Peace Caritas (JDPC) Awka Diocese, Rev. Fr. Simon Anigbogu extolled the prelate for joining them in remembering there disadvantaged brothers and sisters this season.






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