THE Catholic Bishop of Obuasi, Most Rev. Gabriel Justice Anokye, has called on Christians to lead lives worthy of emulation.
He expressed regret that some Christians were giving the religion a bad image through irresponsible lifestyles, and said it was only when Christians led exemplary lives that more souls would be won for Christ.
Most Rev Anokye made the call at the 30th anniversary celebration of the creation of the St Joseph’s Catholic Parish at Essase Bontefufuo in the Amansie West District.
He charged the parish leaders to deepen the evangelisation in the church.
The bishop commended the parish for the strides it had made over the years.
Touching on the theme for the celebration: “Let your light shine”, Most Rev. Anokye urged Christians to be the light of the world by offering assistance to the needy.
The Parish Priest, Monsignor Anthony Amponsah Poku, said the parish had seen a lot of progress since its creation.
Some of the achievements included establishment of a clinic, schools and water projects in the communities.
The chief of Esaase, Nana Osei Asibey, commended the Catholic Church for its development initiatives that had brought hope to a number of people.
He appealed for medical assistants to help man the clinics in the area.
Nana Asibey promised to release land free of charge to the church for its development projects.