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General News of Monday, 5 April 2021

Source: Today NG

Catholic priest sponsors 146 weddings in Nasarawa

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Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu, Parish Priest in charge of St John’s Catholic Church, Awe, Nasarawa state, says he sponsored the weddings of 146 couples from 2018 to 2021.

Soja-Anyembugu said this on Sunday at the marriage matrimony of 10 couples he sponsored, who were church leaders in the Awe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

"When I was the Parish Priest in charge of St Sylvester Catholic Church New Nyanya, Karu on February 3, 2018, I sponsored the weddings of 53 couples in the Church.

"In commemoration of my 10th priestly anniversary in St Patrick Catholic Church, Akwanga on February 17, 2018, I sponsored another 83 couple’s wedding.

"Today, I have also decided to sponsor the mass wedding of 10 couples who wanted their marriages blessed in the Church.

“This brings the total to 146 couples from 2018 to 2021. This is to enable them to get the sacrament of holy matrimony and will enable them to get more blessings and God’s favour,” he said.

Soja-Anyembugu urged the newly wedded couples to live peacefully for the growth of their family and the overall development of the society.

He called on Christian faithful and other Nigerians to use the Easter period to pray for the unity, peace and development of the country.

The man of God also urged Christians and other Nigerians to live a life worth of emulation by shunning negative acts at all times in order to inherit the kingdom of God and for development to thrive.

The parish priest assured of his continued determination to put smiles on the faces of the less privileged and other Nigerians.

Mr Noel Dawan, the spokesperson for the couples, appreciated the man of God for the gesture and prayed to God to bless him abundantly.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event featured the cutting of a wedding cake by the Parish priest.

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