Governor Jang To Support Beautification Of Former Catholic Archbishop Of Jos To Sainthood With N50millionLatest News Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
In his effort to support the beatification of the former Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Gabriel Gomsum Ganaka who died on 11th, November, 1999,
Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has pledged the sum of N50 million, describing the late Cleric as someone who brought Christianity to the people through his simple and unambiguous method of preaching.
He stated this at a mass to mark the 14th year anniversary of the death and initiation of the beatification process of the former Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Gabriel Gomsum Ganaka, held at Lady of Fatima Cathedral Jos, saying it is ungodly for any government to abandon any project it initiated.
Jang said, “It is ungodly to leave any project uncompleted and God does not sanction abandoned projects. We will make sure that we complete all projects we started so that the next administration will start on a clean plate.
The Governor, who pledged N50 million to the Ganaka beatification cause, said that the late archbishop brought Christianity to the people through his simple and unambiguous method of preaching.
He added that, as a linguist, the late Archbishop explained the gospel in a way that everybody understood.
Governor Jang further explained that, they that knew the Late Ganaka, appreciated his simplicity, pity and openness.
He urged the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos not to abandon the beatification process, but to see that it is concluded so that Plateau will have one of its own as a Saint.
The Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, in his earlier address, had taken time to explain the beatification process.
Adding that the inauguration of the process is the first step in the series of actions that would culminate in the beatification of Late Ganaka and his journey to becoming a Saint.
Kaigama further explained that the yearning for the beatification of late Archbishop, started a year after his death, but as the process demanded; his death had to be at least five years old before any such process could be initiated.
The Archbishop thereafter secured the consent of the congregation for the commencement of the beatification process by reading a letter, which he wrote to Rome.
After securing their consent, the letter was sealed with the mark of the archdiocese to signal the commencement of the beatification process.
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