Pope Francis has urged the Catholic bishops in Nigeria to continue to preach peace to keep Africa’s most populous nation united and progressive.
Concise News learned that the Catholic Pontiff, represented by Most Rev. Antonio Fillipazzi, gave the task in Port Harcourt in a sermon during the episcopal consecration of Most Rev. Patrick Eluke as the first indigenous Auxiliary Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese.
The Head of the Catholic Church, who described Bishop Eluke as a gift to the diocese, urged the faithful to pray for the new bishop and the success of the church.
As for the governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, represented by his Deputy, Dr Ipalibo Harry, he said that the state was grateful to God for the gift of the priest.
According to the governor, the consecration of the auxiliary bishop came at the right time, as he (Wike) has been an apostle of peace in the state.