Catholic Archbishop of Metropolitan See of Lagos, Archbishop Alfred Martins, has warned that suicide is not an answer to problems experienced by individuals in the society.
Archbishop Adewale Martins stated this during the administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at Saints Joachim and Anne Catholic church in Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos, on Sunday.
“Suicide comes more often today in our society because our young people have lost their faith in God.
”Suicide is killing, and God has condemned that in his commandments; anyone who does that means condemnation to hell,” he said.
Addressing the 607 candidates at the confirmation sacrament, Archbishop Martins urged them to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and put them in action wherever they go.
”Let us strive to be perfect Christians, ready to defend the truth; be loyal to God and passionate with your neighbours,” he said.
The Archbishop urged the entire faithful to learn to always forgive one another, because one with the spirit learns to forgive others.
Archbishop Martins said “No matter how many times one offends his neighbour, whenever he comes back, always forgive; that is the expectation from the Holy Spirit as true confirmed Catholics.
The participants were drawn from Saints Joachim and Anne Parish (442), Saints John Parish, Igando (144) and Saints Timothy and Titus Parish, Isheri Osun (21).