Order Of Knights of St Mulumba Nigeria flags off ceremony to mark 70th anniversary

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Members of the Order of Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria

The Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba on Saturday 18th June, 2022 flagged off the ceremony of its 70th anniversary slated for 14th June, 2023 following its formal inauguration on June, 14th 1953.

The event was preceded by a holy mass led by His Holiness Most Rev Alfred Adewale Martins, the Archbishop of the Metropolitan see of Lagos Diocese represented by Monsignor John Aniagwu at the St. Leo’s Catholic Church Ikeja, Lagos.

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Anniversary Logo and Mascot unveiled

The Monsignor, in his homily, acknowledged the enormous contributions of the founder of the order in Nigeria, Rev Fr Abraham Anselm Isidahome Ojefua and expressed hope that he will someday be canonized.

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The cleric warned against idolatry which he noted was against the Ist commandment of God and condemned politicians whom he said would preach free and fair elections but turn around to throw money during party primaries.

He called on the Order not to stand aloof from the political scene as regard 2023 elections, but make their stand known to the world.

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The Bishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos Diocese Alfred Adewale Martins addressing the participants

The Monsignor urged the congregants to abhor unnecessary acquisition of wealth and appealed for more charity work in the face of prevailing hardship in the country.

He wondered why federal government should pay little attention to education sector by allocating meagre sum to it in the budget while members of the National Assembly allocate good amount for themselves.

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Drawing lessons from Matthew 25:35-40, he charged his congregation to demonstrate love to the needy which his said was the only panacea to untangle one’s self from the enslavement of material things.

Chief Host of the event and Worthy Supreme Knight, Dr Charles Mbelede KSM in his address thanked the Monsignor for collaborating with the Order for more than 17 years and assured him that the order will continue to appreciate his spiritual guidance.

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Deputy Governor of Imo state Prof Placid Njoku

He revealed that the process of canonization of founder of the order in Nigeria Fr Anselm Ojefua has reached advanced stage.

The cleric warned against idolatry which he noted was against the Ist commandment of God and condemned politicians whom he said would preach free and fair elections but turn around to throw money during party primaries.

He called on the Order not to stand aloof from the political scene as regard 2023 elections, but make their stand known to the world.

The Monsignor urged the congregants to abhor unnecessary acquisition of wealth and appealed for more charity work in the face of prevailing hardship in the country.

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Worthy Supreme Knight Dr Charles Mbelede KSM, Deputy Governor of Imo state etc

He wondered why federal government should pay little attention to education sector by allocating meagre sum to it in the budget while members of the National Assembly allocate good amount for themselves.

Drawing lessons from Matthew 25:35-40, he charged his congregation to demonstrate love to the needy which his said was the only panacea to untangle one’s self from the enslavement of material things.

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Chief Host of the event and Worthy Supreme Knight, Dr Charles Mbelede KSM in his address thanked the Monsignor for collaborating with the Order for more than 17 years and assured him that the order will continue to appreciate his spiritual guidance.

He revealed that the process of canonization of founder of the order in Nigeria Fr Anselm Ojefua has reached advanced stage.

According to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom represented by his Chief of staff, Dr. Gabriel Nyitse, approximately 1.5 million people are scattered in different IDP camps in Benue state alone. These people he noted, constitute mostly farmers which he said are the reason Benue state prides itself as the food basket of the nation.

He regretted inability of farmers to return to their farms and declared that if noting is done to stem the incessant attacks, the country may face serious food supply crisis in the nearest future.

He congratulated Conference of Nigerian Bishops on the elevation of one of their own His Holiness, the Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke, the Bishop of Ekwulobia Archdiocese to the rank of cardinal by the Pope.

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