Today in Nasarawa state, Nigeria, a number of 109 couples were wedded and funded by the state government. Most Rev. Mathew Audu, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lafia, Nasarawa State, today massively joined 109 couples in a mass wedding in the state.
Speaking during his third pastoral visit to St. Martin`s Catholic Church, Masaka, Audu appealed to relatives of the new couples to allow them to build their marriages and not interfere in their private lives. More pictures below:
“As newly wedded couples, you must love each other just as Christ Jesus loved the church and died to set souls free,” the priest said.
“You must respect each other’s feelings; care for each other, share views and reason together in peace and unity.
“You must not allow a third party to come into your matter; always invite God to intervene in your case.
“Ensure that you are coordinated in all your dealings and make the word of God your standard, your pillar, your faith and your hope.
“If you can keep these entire commandments, your marriage will be perfect and other couples will want to copy from you,” he said.