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Be role models, Martins charges catholic women


Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins

The Catholic Archbishop of Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Revd. Adewale Martins has called on the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) to be role models for other women in the church.

Welcoming members of CWO, led by its National President, Barrister Cecilia Nwaneka Okolo, on His Grace’s behalf by the Chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Monsignor Anthony Obanla, Martins told the women to also cultivate the habit of prayer.

“Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us work to do. We can only accomplish the work through our exemplary lifestyle. As you carry on your functions, enjoy yourself, but watch what you are doing and I pray that God would continue to direct and uphold you in all your endeavours,” he prayed.


Okolo described CWO as an umbrella body for all Catholic women, who were on their way to Abeokuta for their national meeting, where they would launch a magazine.

“The theme of this year’s CWO is: “Family be what you are.” We want to start our work from the family. We believe that if the family were good, every other thing would take proper shape.

“We would train our women, teach the youth Catechism, arrange for courses in designated schools, train both women and the youth on the church’s theology and doctrines. We would also teach virtues and how to live peaceably with fellow men,” she said.

Lagos Diocesan President, CWO, Barrister Mrs. Philomena Omorodion said her group would continue to empower widows and youths, as well as organise evangelisation programmes to catch the young ones.

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