St. Martin’s, Mabushi
By Nwaokolo Rita
John Cardinal OnaiyekanThe Cardinal Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, recently administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on 48 Catholic Candidates in St. Martin’s Parish, Mabushi, Abuja. The event began with a Holy Mass officiated by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Alex Ogbanufe, alongside the immediate past Parish Priest and his Associate, Rev. Fr. Patrick Tor Alumuku and Rev. Fr. Kenneth Agwu respectively.

In his homily during the Mass, Cardinal Onaiyekan admonished Christians to hold their faith firmly wherever they go.

He stated that “once a Catholic, always a Catholic, there is nothing like former Catholic.”

He advised the candidates to see themselves as soldiers of Christ after receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and also urged them to live good Christian lives worthy of emulation.

The prelate thanked God for the freedom Nigerians have to express their faith freely without harassment from anyone unlike in other parts of the world.

He also admonished Catholics not to spread their faith with force or violence.

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