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Cleric cautions against commercialisation of prophesies by priests

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Rev Hyginus Aghaulor

The Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, Very Rev Hyginus Aghaulor has warned against what he described as the growing commercialisation of prophesies by some Christian leaders, noting that the calling into priesthood was not for money making or popularity contest but for salvation of souls.

Aghaulor who spoke with journalists during a thanksgiving service in commemoration of his 25th anniversary of priesthood ordination at Azia in Ihiala Council of Anambra State, acknowledged that man by nature is a political animal including priests, but cautioned that priests should not be partisan as their parishioners belong to different political parties, hence, he should be father to all and sundry always.

The clergy who is also the secretary of the Diocese is known to have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Church, humanity, especially the parishioners and the nation through his approach of making people discover their individual God-given talents and use same positively for the good of the society.

Father Aghaulor, during a medical outreach as part of the anniversary celebration, said God has been so good to him noting that some priests often complain of one thing or the other but that he has nothing to complain about than thanking God always.

He said the scholarship and the medical outreach schemes were part of his own way of giving back to the society other than prayers and giving them sacrament. He noted that he told his friends who wanted to give him expensive gifts for his priesthood anniversary to convert same to the medical and scholarship empowerment programmes for the less privilege.

“I decided to do this because I know there are many people who can not continue their education not because they are not bright enough but because they are handicapped financially, the same is applicable to many indigent people who are gambling with their health just because they cannot buy cards in the hospital not to talk about the medicare bill.

“We decided to give hope to hopeless because we know that all is not lost, most of the drugs that are administered to the people were imported from USA. I thank God for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals in the medical world who decided to partner with us on this programme aimed at alleviating the suffering of downtrodden,” he said.


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