Following moves to discourage couples from illegal cohabitation, the Catholic Bishop of Kontagora Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Bulus Dauwa Yohanna has over the weekend conducted a mass wedding for thirty couples in Agwarra local government area of Niger state.
Bishop Yohanna while joining the couples in holy matrimony at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Agwarra local government area of Niger state, disclosed that, until couples are joined together in marriage legally both traditionally (through bride prize) and blessed in the church it is wrong for them to cohabit.
Bishop Yohanna while disclosing that, marriage is meant for the prepared adults, said “some people refer to their marriages as dead while still alive due to lingering issues that are not tackled on time thereby causing couples not to talk to one another even while living in the same apartment”.
“We have to encourage them to do what is right especially as Catholics. With this blessing of marriage, these thirty couples are now legally and officially married because, despite the years they cohabited, they have now paid the bride prizes of their wives”.
In his remarks, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okoro disclosed that the thirty couples completed their marriage traditional rites.
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