Communique Issued At The End of The Bishops And Wives Retreat At Bariga LagosJanuary 18, 2023
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- February 8, 2019
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The Bishop of Ihiala Diocese Anglican Communion, the Rt. Rev. Israel Chikwukelue Okoye says God have used Bendel Province to show hospitality to the people during their stay at the Standing Committee Meeting held at Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, 22 Okere Road, Warri, Warri Diocese.
He also commended Bendel Province and Warri Diocese for the hosting, while thanking them, for the show of love, he remarked that those that attended will continue to rejoice because the Lord is their Shepherd.
CANA ANGLICAN CHURCH – A SAFE GROUND IN CANADA
The Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) offers light in dark places. The Ven. Olukayode Adebogun, the Bishop elect from North America said Canada is one of the places in the world where same sex marriage has been legalized as well as the use of marijuana.
The Bishop elect gave an on-the-spot account of what it is like in Canada. His responses show that all is not lost. The Bishop elect explained that although same sex marriage is legalized, the country has liberalized system and that there is still freedom of worship. The African Support Group including about fifteen to seventeen Anglican churches do not practice gay and they are trying to reach out to the other part of the world.
Thorny issues include same sex marriage, use of marijuana, mercy-killing and adoption. In his conclusive words, “the west has become a mission field. So pray for us; pray for us; pray for us”.
The bottom line is that the Anglican church of Nigeria in North America offers safe threading for Christians travelling to Canada. You can become part of the mission work by identifying with CANA when you visit, schools or do business in Canada or North America.