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AFRICAN ANGLICANS STOOGES OF WEALTHY AMERICANS, AFFIRMS IDOWU-FEARON

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The secretary general of the Anglican Consultative Council, Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon has reaffirmed remarks given last December to the Church of Ireland Gazette the Anglican Churches in Africa were being manipulated by American conservatives for political ends. At a 3 Oct 2017 press conference at the primates meeting in Canterbury, Dr. Idowu-Fearon was asked if he stood by his earlier comments. "I have not seen anything to contrary and so I still maintain the statement I made,” he said. In an interview with The Church of Ireland Gazette, Dr Idowu-Fearon said: “The very strong minority conservatives, not in the UK but in America, they have found a footing amongst some of the leaders in Africa,” he said. “They are the ones that sort of pumped this thing into the leaders, and the leaders decided to make it an African thing. It is not an African thing. There are homo­sexuals everywhere — even in my diocese.” He further denied that there were tensions between African Christians and Mu…

BISHOPS UNITED AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE STATEMENT ON LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

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Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 70 Episcopal Church bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, released this statement today: October 2, 2017–We share in the grief and horror of people across our country and, indeed, around the world in the wake of last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. We have spoken with our Bishops United Against Gun Violence colleague and brother in Christ, Bishop Dan Edwards of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, and we have offered him and the people of Nevada our prayers and promises of assistance. We stand in solidarity with the diocese and the people of Nevada as they cope with this massacre. It has become clich├ęd at moments such as these to offer thoughts and prayers. But as Christians, we must reflect upon the mass killings that unfold with such regularity in our country. And we must pray: for the victims, for their loved ones, for all who attended to the victims in the immediacy of the shooting, …

PUBLIC OFFICERS WHO EMBEZZLE PUBLIC FUNDS ARE THIEVES-PRIMATE OKOH

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The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Nicholas D. Okoh has berated public officers who embezzle public funds, declaring them as real enemies of Nigeria.
Primate Okoh made this known on Wednesday in his opening address at the 12th general Synod of the Church in Port Harcourt which is ongoing.
He said, “Those who embezzle public funds are enemies of Nigeria, no matter what they say, their faith and the position they occupy”
Stressing that stealing and corruption are signs of sinful nature of man and lack of fear of God, Most Reverend Okoh lamented that stealing of public funds has become commonplace in Nigeria because of those involved
He said, “it is indisputable that many wealthy persons and political figures, especially in Africa, have been guilty of corruption, enlarging their business empire and perpetuating themselves in the office by unrighteousness and oppression.They defraud others by taking advantage of those who are un…

FIGHT CORRUPTION WITHIN THE AMBIT OF THE LAW- GOVERNOR WIKE

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the Federal Government to fight corruption within the ambit of the law.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh accompanied by Archbishops and Bishops of the Church at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike said that the fight against corruption must not be vindictive in nature.
The governor added: “Those of us who are privileged to serve should know that it is by the Grace of God that we serve. Therefore, we must serve to the Glory of God “.
He said that the Church has been the pillar of his administration, hence he is not afraid to associate with the Church at all times. He thanked the Anglican Church for scheduling the General Synod in Rivers State as the Archbishops and Bishops will see the works of the administration. Earlier, the Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh encouraged Governor Wike to maintai…
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PRIMATE OKOH TASKS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON RESTRUCTURING The General Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) met under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the leadership of the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh, Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria with his wife, Mrs. Nkasiobi Okoh, President of the Women and Girls’ Organisations in attendance at St Paul’s Cathedral Church, Diobu PortHarcourt, Rivers State from 18th-22nd September, 2017. One Hundred and Seventy-Four Bishops, Two Hundred and Sixty-Four clergymen and Two Hundred and Forty-Four members of the House of Laity were present.
At the opening ceremony, the General Synod welcomed His Excellency, Barrister (Chief) Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, The Executive Governor of Rivers State of Nigeria, his wife Hon. Justice Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike, the Deputy Governor, Dame Dr Mrs Ipalibo Jarry-Banigo, the Hon. Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Ikuinyiawaji Ibani and the former Secretary to the Federal …