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Oru Diocese Synod ends with thanksgiving … Bishop condemns payment of pensions to former govs

The Anglican Diocese of Oru has concluded its 2017 Synod where the Diocesan, the Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Chukwunenye PhD, charged every Christian to shine like the light of the world, in keeping with ‘Jesus’ injunction as recorded in the Bible.
The Bishop used the forum to also call for the stoppage of pensions for former governors and their deputies who, while in office, refused to pay pension to civil servants.
Delivering his Presidential Address at the 3rd Session of the Synod held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Obibi, Awo-Omama in Oru East LGA, Imo State, Bishop Chukwunenye elucidated the characteristics of light, reminding every Christian that “God expects that by our lives, people around us shall not walk in darkness.”
He declared: “It is a heavenly calling, you must shine… I therefore, under God, charge you today to shine your light daily with your life and conduct.”
According to him, Christians must not only shine but also burn to leave a mark in the hearts of people who come in contact with them.
The prelate dwelt extensively on the theme of the Synod, Where Are You?  (Gen 3:9): A study of the Role of Christians in the society”, addressing every Christian to identify where he or she is in relationship with God, in the Church and in the community.
He said that God desired that Adam and Eve should be restored to His fellowship, hence the question “Where are you, Adam?”
Reviewing the activities of the diocese in the past, Bishop Chukwunenye  recalled that the diocese had always used the forum to commend the education policy of Imo State Government and its roads rehabilitation but called for solid roads and local government autonomy to reduce impurity of state governors.
The Acting Chancellor of Oru Diocese Barr. Sir Chudi Onuzo, while moving the motion for adoption of the presidential address described the address as a scholarly work of an intellectual as he touched all aspects of religious and social life of Christians.
He noted that the address is a message to be taken home.
The motion was seconded by Rev. Can. Joel Agubosim, hence it was unanimously adopted as a working document for the Diocese.

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