The Archbishop, Province of the Niger, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim has presented food items to retired Catholic priests and children in orphanage in Anambra state.
The items were presented to them at the Priests Welfare Home and Faith Community Children’s Home in Awka.
The act of benevolence was to promote ecumenism and as a part of activities to celebrate his sixtieth birthday.
The Archbishop who is also the Bishop of Awka Diocese, will be sixty today.
The items presented included bags of rice, beans, noodles, liters of vegetable oil and other gifts to the beneficiaries.
Presenting the items, Archbishop Ibezim who said that the visit was to celebrate with the retired catholic priests who labored in God’s vineyard, thanked the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor for honouring his invitation and reaffirmed his commitment towards promoting ecumenism in Anambra State and beyond.
The Anglican Prelate who also visited Faith Community Children’s Home, Awka reiterated the love he has for children and assured them of his support and quality education through the Anglican institutions, appreciating the home for taking immense care of the children.
Responding, Bishop Ezeokafor expressed gratitude to the Archbishop for extending his act of charity to the Catholic church, saying that the magnanimity meant a lot to them.
One of the Retired Catholic Priests, Monsignor Simon Amateze who spoke on behalf of others, appreciated the Archbishop for the gesture and prayed God to reward him abundantly.
The Bishop of Idah Diocese, Right Reverend Joseph Musa, Awka Diocesan Administrator, Venerable Rex Kanu, among others were part of the visit.