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Our nation needs healing, restoration, says Catholic archbishop


The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins has said that the nation is in need of healing, spiritually, socially, politically and morally as it has lost track of the path to truth and godliness thereby towing the path that leads to doom and destruction.

He said this while speaking to journalists at an event to mark the centenary of Fatima apparitions and the Marian year celebration in the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos which was declared by Pope Francis and began on November 27th 2016 to end on November 26th 2017.

According to the archbishop, “Our people are hungry in the midst of so much to eat and thirsty amidst springs of clean water. Innocent people are being killed every day through ritual killings, the boko haram bombings, Fulani herdsmen attacks, armed robberies and road accidents due to bad roads; and many more are roaming the streets aimlessly with no particularly destination.


“The economy of the nation is yet to find steady growth, there are agitations all over the nation calling for change in the mode of governance.

“These sort of things happen only when a nation loses its sense of direction and many of its people are aligning themselves with forces of evil. But the good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

“The prayers of God’s children in this last one year will not be in vain. Our daily recitation of the rosary and novenas to Mary and the saints are not efforts in futility.”

Martins added that God will restore the glory of the nation and bring to shame all those who have consistently worked to hold the nation in perpetual bondage.

“Our assurance is that God will restore the glory of the nation which requires that we also rededicate ourselves to living lives of righteousness, shun sin and embrace truth. The glory of this nation shall surely be restored.”

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