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Bishop Dunia Visits Sobe Parish
The Catholic community of St Thomas Moore Parish, Sobe was agog recently, as the Catholic Bishop of Auchi Diocese, Most Rev. (Dr.) Gabriel G. Dunia, paid a three day pastoral visit to the parish.

The Bishop who was received by parishioners from Sobe, Uzebba, Avbiosi and Okpuse led by the parish administrator Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Anselm Jimo, appreciated the faithful for their love and prayed God to bless them all.

Delivering the homily at the Eucharistic celebration to conclude the visit, the Bishop charged the faithful to depend on the grace and love of God, stressing that as soldiers of Christ, they should be ready to defend their faith at all times no matter the condition they find themselves.

Continuing, the Chief Shepherd of the Diocese reminded the 42 confirmation candidates to put their faith in Jesus Christ who is the master, a great teacher and the Father of all.

Highpoint of the mass was a thanksgiving by the newly confirmed, accompanied to the altar by parishioners, friends and well wishers.

Earlier at Avbiosi community, the Bishop appreciated the Avbiosi people for their courage in sustaining their Catholic faith stressing that God loves humble people and advised them to always take care of one another. He pledged to pay the schools of the two children who presented him a bouquet on arrival.

Other activities carried out by the Bishop were a courtesy call on the Okomagbe of Iluhaha and a visit to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Okpuje, where the Bishop praised the efforts of the priest and thanked Mr Idon Victor for donating a piece of land for the Church at Okpuje and prayed God to continue to reward him.

Also, speaking at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Uzebba, the Shepherd of souls commended the faithful for their zeal towards promoting the work of God and tasked them to contribute to the ongoing projects.

While interacting with parishioners at the reception held in his honour, Bishop Dunia appreciated the efforts of the parishioners, their love, the reception accorded him and also tasked them to always utilize the landed property, while commending the development recorded in the parish in the past years.


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