Jalingo, 23 November, 2021 / 1:32 pm (ACI Africa).
The prayer sessions organized in Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese for peace in Taraba State is part of the missionary responsibility of the faithful, the Local Ordinary of the Episcopal See has said.
Addressing journalists Sunday, November 21, Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa said, “Prayers serve the dual purpose of crying to God for peace as well as talking to the people to make them see reasons to live together as one.”
“This spiritual exercise of course is part of our work as Missionaries and we would continue to do it at all costs,” Bishop Hammawa said.
The Nigerian Bishop added, “As a Church and the body of Christ, it is our duty to call on God for His intervention. But it is equally very important for us to talk to the people.”
“What we are doing is to also use the prayer sessions to talk to the people. It is not enough to just give sermons during Sunday and weekday Masses,” the 59-year-old Bishop who has been at the helm of Jalingo Diocese since his Episcopal Ordination in July 2008 told journalists.