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Bishop Cyril C. Okorocha Ph.D (2) Christian Voice Newspaper: Light never to be dimmed

We were motivated, inspired and established by the Lord Bishop. We had your educated foundation to stand on, which has set us on the path of sure and steady growth and development. We have always felt beautiful on that grounding.
Today, we wish to promise that we shall sustain the light and keep the candle burning. Let this promise be our parting gift to our mentor, believing this will make you happy, and be our eternal umbilical cord to you, which time will never cut.
We value most your confidence in us to operate the weekly information organ of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, without the slightest shed of intrusion or prying. We’ve done whatever we felt worthy to do and published whatever the Holy Spirit and our sense of professional judgment allowed. On your part as the bishop, this is something to commend you highly for. All newspaper publishers should emulate it. It removes indiscretion, nervousness and subjectivity on the part of the editor and his team. And the readership is the better for it because the editorial content would not pander to the whims and caprices of the publisher-boss or anybody for that matter. This is a standard we cherish and a luxury we would like to continue to have.
Therefore, we at the Christian Voice today extend our gratitude and love to The Rt. Rev. Cyril Chukwunonyerem Okorocha, PhD, and may we add that we regret that he is stepping away to disengage from his Episcopal duties in our Diocese. His wife, Dr (Mrs.) Eunice Iheoma Okorocha, (Mama Owerre) deserves nothing less. She extended her sweet motherhood to Christian Voice too in a way we will always remember. The wish is that the good Lord blesses them more abundantly; that they keep us in their prayerful thought, as we shall also keep them in ours.
We expect you to pay us a visit at Christian Voice before leaving so that we can have your intimate final warm embrace and blessing. This is a heartfelt humble request. We are confident you will have very relaxed, happy and contented life in retirement. You are already blessed from all indications with robust good health and a pleasant disposition. The good Lord shall multiply you in all these for the rest of your life.
We have a price to pay with your departure as our bishop. Our pillar of light is stepping aside. When he does, may the light continue to shine and not be dimmed. We shall not be left in a camp without light. The resurgence and explosion you brought will live after you. It will continue to witness that a good man like you was once in-charge here in this Diocese. FAREWELL.

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