CATHOLIC CHURCH DONATES N25M TO ONITSHA FIRE VICTIMS

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The Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha has distributed a sum of N27 million to the victims of a recent fire incident in Onitsha, the commercial city in Anambra State.

On October 16th, a fallen petrol tanker had sparked fire which caused the death of a woman and her child and burnt shops and their contents in a nearby market.A post by the Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Reverend Valerian Okeke, on Tuesday on the Facebook page of the Archdiocese, announced the gesture.

Archbishop Okeke described the gesture as an offering of “spiritual and financial support to the victims of the fire outbreak in Onitsha that destroyed properties and lives, on the 16th of October, 2019.” Most Reverend Okeke explained that the financial support of N27 million would be distributed “to all the affected individuals without discrimination or favour of any religious denomination because we are all the children of one God.”

The statement said: “With gratitude to God, and on behalf of the priests, the religious and the good people of Onitsha Archdiocese who contributed generously, we as a family of God in Onitsha Archdiocese, are today (Tuesday) offering our spiritual and financial support to the victims of the fire outbreak in Onitsha that destroyed properties and lives, on the 16th of October, 2019.“The Onitsha Archdiocese after celebrating the Holy Mass at the Market today handed over the victims to God and also will distribute the financial support of N27 million to all the affected individuals without discrimination or favour of any religious denomination because we are all the children of one God.

“To those wounded, I pray for God’s divine healing and to those who lost their lives, we continue to pray to God to accept them among His saints and console the family. Amen.”

 

SOURCE: TRIBUNE NG

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