Peace now reigns in Owerri Diocese … As Registered Trustees withdraw case with Primate * Bishop Maduwike pats them on the back

The Registered Trustees of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri have been patted on the back for withdrawing the case between them and the Primate of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh.
The Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru and supervisory Bishop of Owerri Diocese, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Maduwike gave the kudos during his Episcopal visit to Christ’s Anglican Church Owerri, last Sunday.
He pointed out that peace has finally returned to the Diocese of Owerri after a tension soaked period of uncertainty that lasted for more than one month.
Bishop Maduwike expressed appreciation to Sir Barr. Ndukwe Nnawuchi (SAN) and his team for resolving to settle the matter amicably, an action he described as a mark of Christianity.
He also thanked the entire faithful of the Diocese for their understanding and Patience, adding that God never abandons his people.
The prelate, whose messages dwelt on the biblical Hannah, said that God is still looking for a man to stand in the gap to save “Israel”.
He recalled that Hannah was mocked and ridiculed because of her situation, but God eventually granted her the wishes of her heart, a son, Samuel.
Bishop Maduwike, therefore, enjoined the Christian faithful not to give up no matter the situation they find themselves, stressing that, like Hannah, God has plans for everything about them.
He decried the high level of hardship tormenting the people due to maladministration by the government of the day, describing it as man’s inhumanity to man.
Bishop Maduwike, who participated and preached in both the English and Igbo services of the day, commended the Diocese of Owerri for its resourcefulness and assured that a new Bishop, will be elected for the Diocese soon.
The first and second lessons of the English service, which was conducted by Ven. Zion Ngoka, were read by Barr. J.C. Uwandu and Mrs. Ann Ekeanyanwu, respectively, while the first and second lessons of the Igbo service, which was conducted by Rev. Godson Okoro were read by Arc. Chime Mejuru and the Bishop’s wife Mrs Anuri Maduwike, respectively.
In his vote of thanks, the Vicar of Christ Church Owerri, Ven. Zion Ngoka, thanked the Bishop and his wife for the visit, which he said, will consolidate the already existing peace.

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