Kukah condemns commercialisation of churches

Posted by News Express | 26 December 2015 | 3,178 times

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The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has condemned the investment of billions of Naira into the running of nowadays’ churches in Nigeria.

While giving his Christmas message on Friday, Mr Kukah maintained that religion should not be a profit-driven venture.

“The word of God and its living blessings are free. Isaiah said that much when he said ‘come all of you who are thirsty, come to the water and you who have no money, come and eat. Buy wine and milk without money and without cost (Isaiah: 55:1)’,” the clergyman said.

Mr Kukah pointed out that there were times when the Catholic Church was guilty of “simony” – the practice of making profit out of sacred things.

According to him, “That was one of the reasons for Father Martin Luther’s revolt. But, so much has changed now. Prayer for our people is the duty of all ordained ministers, but today, it has become subject to abuse.” (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Bishop Kukah. 

Source: News Express

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