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Anglican Church Abolishes Wedding Before Traditional Marriage

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Intending couples who had planned to have their wedding in Anglican Church before their traditional marriage, will not be able to do so again.
The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Anambra State, Rt Reverend Samuel Ezeofor has abolished the wedding of couples in the diocese without first performing their traditional marriage rites.

According to Vanguard, Bishop Ezeofor who announced this at the Cathedral Church of Saint John Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area during a thanksgiving service to mark the end of the first session of the 5th Synod of Aguata Diocese, urged would-be couples to first observe the traditional marriage rites before wedding in the Church.

Ezeofor who is the President of the Synod charged Christians to take active part in the nation’s electoral processes, even as he urged eligible voters to endeavour to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards in order to exercise their franchise during the 2019 general elections and subsequent ones in the country.

Contributing, the Episcopal Secretary of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion and Bishop of Okigwe South Diocese, Right Reverend David Onuoha who called for more synergy between the government and the Church in development, urged the federal government to sustain efforts in ending the menace of herdsmen in the country.

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