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Easter: Archbishop urges Nigerians to revive family values



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By Ebere Suzy

The Archbishop of Catholic Arch-Diocese of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke has called on Nigerians to be committed in reviving family values in the country.

Okeke, speaking in Onitsha, Anambra while delivering his Easter Message titled: “A Time to pray and be committed to Resuscitate Our Family Values’’.

He disclosed that this year, he would like to call for prayers for various families in other to know how we could resuscitate our family values.

He noted tat there is a great need to re-awaken our family values in the country since in the family, one experiences his or her first love, peace and brotherliness and also to work hard to make our families a place where love, peace, equity and justice is shared and practised.

“And the golden rule as enshrined in the Holy Scriptures must be practically practised in our various families for this family peace and love to be nourished,’’ he said.

The cleric said that the decay in the society would be effectively checked when family values and ties are restored.

“If our families are good, it would translate to a better community, society and nation. And the World will be a happy place to stay,’’ he said.

The archbishop, however, prayed for peace and love to be restored in various families that had been in disarray.

He said that the family and communal system of life must be restored for most of the ills and misconceptions in the society to be checked.

“Christ resurrection means victory and everybody must experience this on-going victory through being our immediate brothers and family members keepers,’’ he said.

Easter celebration is used to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago.

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