Anglican Bishop Bans Alcohol, Masquerades In Awka Churches
By Nedum Noble
The Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rt. Rev. Alexander Ibezim, has warned that alcohol intake and smoking of cannabis sativa would no longer be tolerated around all Anglican churches within the diocese.
The Bishop also banned masquerades from entering the church premises.
Speaking during a Eucharistic service to mark the Ash Wednesday held at the Cathedral Church of St Faith, Awka, the cleric said the measure was necessary to mark a clear distinction between the church and market.
The bishop who spoke on the topic “We will not be silent in Zion”, called for practical demonstration of the word of God as well as develop the spirit of loving one another.
He condemned the high level of ethnic division in the country and disunity among the Igbos in particular, wondering what would become the fate of many christian faithful on the judgement day.
Underscoring the need for christians to ensure their lives impact positively to their societies, the bishop advised them to eschew any form of immoral conducts while celebrating Valentine Day to avert any regrets in future nimical to their lives and destinies.