The Bishop on the Niger, Rt Rev’D Owen Childozie (Ph’D) has paid a condolence visit to the Catholic Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese the Rt .Rev Valerian Okeke who lost his brother.
Speaking during the visit at St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Umudioka, Idemmili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, Bishop Nwokolo noted that death was one of the things that awaits every man on earth, pointing out that what was important is for one to live a good life while he/she is on earth knowing fully well that appointed day without notice is coming so that when it comes the person would be sure of making heaven.
Bishop Nwokolo had while stressing the importance of adequate preparation, said that people most times got that they are mere mortals that could die at any time, advising Christians to often remember that they have a place better than where they are now.
Bishop Nwokolo, however, told the bereaved family take heart as according to him what happened was the perfect will of God Almighty. He further described death as inevitable, stating that man was born to die. He said that man has two days on earth, the day of his birth and the day of his death. He said these two days were being celebrated or mourned by people while the deceased or the new born baby
In his response, The Rt Rev. Valerian Okeke thanked Bishop on Niger for extending hands of fellowship and love, especially for finding time to come.
Bishop Okeke described his late brother as a good man when he was alive.
He prayed God Almighty to bless Bishop Nwokolo who he said has indeed demonstrated love, concern and Christ like life.
The burial ceremony had in attendance virtually all the important figures from the State and beyond.