GHANA: Christians and Muslims should Lead Against Destruction of Environment, Bishop says

GOASO, SEPTEEMBER 13 2016(CISA) – Bishop Peter Kwaku Atuahene of the Catholic Diocese of Goaso has urged Christians and Muslims to lead the crusade against deliberate destruction of the environment.

He explained that with the large number of Christians and Muslims in the country, leading the crusade would surely ensure that the nation would be able to safeguard the environment.

Bishop Atuahene wondered why people continued to destroy water bodies and farmlands with impunity through illegal mining activities under the watch of various authoritarian bodies and nobody seemed to care about the situation.

The prelate said in his homily at the ninth national Sacred Heart of Jesus congress held at Mampong in the Konongo-Mampong Diocese of the Catholic Church in the Ashanti Region September 9 based on the theme: Committing the family to the mercy of God through the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

He said that with good protection for the environment, reported Graphic Online Newspaper , the supply of fresh air, water, food, and other natural resources would be enhanced for the benefit of mankind and urged all to work together to check the degradation of farmlands and water bodies in the country.

“In your disappointing days and desperation modes, do not give up but continue to be hopeful in the Lord at all times and avoid spending time on unnecessary things that take up our lives at all times,”

Pope Francis said in a message delivered by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, Archbishop  Jean-Marie Speich on his behalf. Pope Francis urged Christians to value marriage and the family and preserve them in love by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity and patience.

He charged; Christians to have faith and inspire others to grow in faith to have good relationship with the Lord and, families to develop daily prayer habit to bond with God and create a good platform to share the word of God.

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