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Christians celebrate Easter, pray for unity

Bishop Sunday Adewole

Christians around the world and Nigerians throng churches today for special prayers and thanksgiving to mark this year’s Easter.

The celebrations represent the culmination of the Holy Week which starts with the observance of Palm Sunday to mark the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

In celebration of the season, the Anglican Bishop of Kwara Diocese , and the state Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Bishop Sunday Adewole in his Easter message advised Christians to remain hopeful in any situation that looks hopeless.

While stating that the Lord has the ability to change things for better also admonished the faithful to pray for unity and peaceful development of the country.

He advised those aggrieved in the outcome of the
just concluded elections to seek redress through legal means, rather than incite the public and create crisis in the country.

Cross section of the congregation during the Easter prayer session

Imo State

At a Eucharistic service held in Imo State, Christians were urged to see the resurrection of Jesus Christ as an opportunity to rededicate themselves to the service of God and humanity.

The Assistant Parish Priest of Nkwo-Emeke, Emekuku in Owerri north local government area of Imo state, Reverend Father Ernest Alisigwe admonished the faithful to stay away from sin and strive to do only those things that pleases God.

Reverend father Alisigwe charged parents to raise their children and wards in the ways of God to make them useful members of the society.

Correspondent reports that more than thirty children received the sacrament of first Holy Communion in line with the catholic doctrine.


Reporting by Ali Rabiu, Chinazo Ilechukwu; Editing by Julian Osamoto