Lafia, 25 June, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Pope’s Representative in Nigeria has advised the newly ordained Bishop of the country’s Lafia Diocese, David Ajang, to practice fatherly love in his episcopal ministry.
“I urge the newly ordained Bishop to be a father to all Church members. He needs not to show any form of segregation by offering his service equally to everyone,” Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi said in his homily Thursday, June 26 at St. Williams Cathedral of Lafia Diocese.
The new Bishop, Archbishop Filipazzi said, “also needs to embrace all Christians in the region whether or not they are Catholics because Christ loves us all.”
The Apostolic Nuncio who presided over the episcopal ordination further called upon the Clergy, women and men Religious, and Laity of Lafia Diocese to accord Bishop Ajang cooperation and respect saying, “he will sit at the Cathedral as a representative of Christ.”
Bishop Ajang takes over from Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu who was transferred to the Archdiocese of Jos in January last year.