Death, a necessary path to glory — Bishop Okoye

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By Regina Igwebuike

Amawbia (Awka South LGA), Oct. 18, 2018 (MOI) Auxiliary Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye says death is a necessary end and a path to glory.

Bishop Okoye said this during the concelebrated burial mass of late Mr Jude Chukwuemeka Anemene at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia, Awka South LGA.

The prelate called on Christians to rekindle their baptismal faith bearing in mind that life was short.

The bishop while describing the deceased as a young man, who was always joyful and happy noted that in everything, “we must give glory to God, who owns our lives’’.

Earlier in a homily, Rev. Fr. Paulinus Maria Okafor said: “although we are subjected to suffering, nothing will separate us from the love of God’’.

Fr. Okafor noted that Christianity was a practical experience, saying that unshakable and unadulterated faith was needed in the lives of true Christians.

He enjoined all to pray fervently for increase in faith, acknowledging “that a righteous man lives by faith’’.

Until his death, Jude Anemene was a member of staff of the Department of State Services (DSS), an ever gallant, grateful and patriotic civil servant.

He was ever ready to assist his colleagues and friends in times of need.

The deceased’s mother, Lady Eunice Anemene (mother of faith), is the president Emerita, Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia. (MOI)
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