Most Rev Philip Naameh, President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale, has stated that, even though the Christian population is the largest in the Ghanaian political setting, corruption has become the order of the day.
The Archbishop, on Sunday May 24, 2020, indicated in his homily that, the country has over 70 percent of its population being Christians yet, corruption among other ungodly acts is prevalent within the political circus leaving one wondering where one’s Christian faith stems from.
“In every work, in every place of witness, there is always a great temptation to say yes wealth. if we take politics as an example, our political landscape is full of Christians. We say we are 71 percent but who are those doing the bribery and the corruption and the stealing of state money either for our families or for our individual needs or wants?”, he queried.
He charged Catholics “to be very clear and distinguish ourselves from those who do not know Christ in our behaviour”.
Archbishop Naameh further made a passionate call on all to bear witness to Christ and make the name of Christ known in the capacity that they can transform the face of politics in the country.
On the lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prelate also noted that the pandemic although has caused some unrest, but for families, it has rekindled bonds by bringing together members who were mostly occupied with work and other demanding activities.
He said “If we have the faith, we will see that apart from the unfortunate incidences of infection for a number of Ghanaians and even death, we can make something good out of it. Because COVID-19 has made families come together”.
“There are many families where the whole time or almost the whole time, the children are at school, and mother and father don’t see each other too long in a day, this one goes this way to work, the other one goes that way to work. They come back in a very short time and prepare themselves to go out again for the next day’s business”, he emphasized.
He added that families must come together and build the domestic church and devote themselves to the service of God with one accord like the Apostles.
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Source: RADIO ANGELUS