Global Upfront Newspapers
Breaking News Cover News

Prepare for post COVID-19 challenge, Archbishop Martins tell govt

by Madu Onuorah

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins has charged the political leaders in the country to prepare for the repercussions that will follow this pandemic so that the shock will be minimized.

The Archbishop’s admonition came through an Easter homily he delivered at Easter Mass on the Sunday at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos which was aired live to Catholic faithful at home in obedience to the social distancing directive of the federal Government.

The clergy noted the efforts of governments and health workers in trying to contain the spread of the pandemic and advised that the leaders should brace up for the challenges that will accompany it especially in the area of the economy.

Global Upfront News (GUN) who monitored the church ceremony online said that the Archbishop urged the people not to despair in the face of the hardship arising from the lockdown but to dutifully follow the protocol so that the spread of the virus can be checked faster.

Dr Martins said that the only way to ensure that the populace are not subjected to prolonged suffering from the economic challenge the pandemic might throw up is for government to be proactive.

He said that the risen Christ entails that evil has been defeated and that light has taken over darkness, a reality he noted should embolden Christians to defeat every disease including Coronavirus.

Earlier at Easter Vigil mass Saturday night at the same venue also aired to faithful at home, the Archbishop said that sin separates God’s children from maximizing the gains of Easter.

He then urged Christians to see the conclusion of the forty days fasting during the Lenten period as self-renewal for them to leave their old ways to a new one which their baptism already made possible.

Our Correspondent reports that the Archbishop offered two special prayers, one for faithful at home who could not physically receive the Holy Communion and second for the quick disappearance of COVID-19 pandemic from the country and the World.The GUN noted that in line with the social distancing rules of Lagos state and the Federal Government lockdown order, only less than ten worshippers joined the skeletal pastoral team led by the Bishop in the mass.

Advertize With Us

See Also

Ex-footballer, Brazilian Returnee Arrested At Lagos Airport For Cocaine Trafficking As NDLEA Nabs 2 Malians Over Attempt To Export Akuskura

Global Upfront

Ugwuanyi, Nrashi and 2023

Global Upfront

Will Smith Apologizes For Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscars, Calls It “Unacceptable And Inexcusable”

Global Upfront

6,068 Nigerian Doctors Move To UK Since 2015, 1,107 Already Licenced To Practice In 2022

Global Upfront

Sitting more is linked to increased depression and anxiety – “Sneaky Behavior”

Global Upfront

Biden Names U.S. First Black Woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to Supreme Court

Global Upfront

Theatre Of One Actor In Nigeria

Global Upfront

Explained: What caused internet outage that hit major websites globally on Friday

Global Upfront

$37.5m Scandal: Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption Is A Circus Show- PDP

Global Upfront

NDLEA Arrests 5 Members Of Airport Drug Syndicate, Recovers N19.8 Million Cash From Ring Leader

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More