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Ensure spiritual growth of masses, Agbaje urges Catholics




• Obi asks Nigerians to emulate Mother Theresa

Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje has urged members of the Catholic Church to nurture the spiritual growth of Nigerians so that they can be closer to God.

Agbaje made the call at the tree planting exercise of St. Raphael Catholic Church, Anthony Village, Lagos yesterday.According to him: “Planting a seed is also a spiritual exercise. A seed that you plant can also touch lives. Catholics are guilty of something, we don’t plant seed, and maybe we feel we don’t want to evangelise, or we don’t need to preach the message.”

Delivering a keynote address, Dr. Newton Jibunoh said there is the need to replenish the earth as man’s activities have reduced the number of trees, which is a major factor in climate change.

Meanwhile, the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has called for genuine spirituality among Nigerians as exemplified by Mother Theresa. Obi stated this yesterday at the Vatican City after the canonisation of Mother Theresa. He said the life of St. Theresa of Calcutta was an illumination of service to God through service to the people.

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