Cleric urges Christians to pray for peace in S. Sudan
30 December 2013, 13:09
Nyeri - Nyeri Catholic Diocese Archbishop, Peter Kairu has asked Christians to pray for peace in Kenya and the neighboring states.
Kairu expressed his concern and need for prayers for South Sudan following the skirmishes that have left thousands of people dead and others displaced.
While presiding over the Sunday mass service at Our Lady of Consolata Cathedral in Nyeri town, Bishop Kairu said the role of maintaining peace in the society should not be left to the government alone but should be individual’s responsibility.
He decried over the increase in road carnage saying most road accidents occur under avoidable circumstances.
He said drivers have the key responsibility of ensuring that passengers arrive safely at their destination.
The archbishop also asked constituents to shun greed and selfishness saying such habits were the main cause of conflict and war in the society.
He said the Christmas period is a time for Christians to pray and extend love and good cheer to those who were suffering amongst them and the less fortunate members of the society.
He appealed to Christians to extend their generosity by sharing the little they had with the poor, the sick and the inmates during the festive season.
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