A Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, The most Reverend Goffrey Onah, has urged young couples to refrain from using social media to settle marital issues as it escalates the problems.
Onah made this statement in a homily he rendered on Tuesday during the 80th Birthday Thanksgiving Mass of the Chairman of Enugu State Traditional Rulers’ Council, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu and his 50th Wedding Anniversary with Queen Patricia.
According to Vanguard, the mass was held at Onuigba Palace in Ezema Olo ancient Kingdom within Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
In the homily, which was tagged: “Link between Wisdom, Faith, Gratitude and Salvation”, the bishop said that it is wrong that the new media industry is encouraging young people to divorce their partners.
The Bishop said, “It is negative and unacceptable that the show industry is portraying divorce and answering ex as something good and cherished in the society, this is false.
“Most recent couples are quick to use social media, especially Face-book and WhatsApp, to easily share their challenges in their marital homes and families, which is wrong.
“Two people living together at times have issues and it is better solved by the two people involved in terms of marriage – husband and wife – and not involving multiply third parties via the social media space.
“I charge older couples to direct young couples aright and see that they tolerate and persevere in their marriages to preserve the marriage institution as instituted by the Lord Almighty.”
The mass was conducted by Most. Rev. Callistus Onaga, Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Enugu, who was represented by Most Rev. Ernest Obodo as well as many catholic priests within Enugu State.
Among those that attended the thanksgiving mass were Sen. Collins Ndu; Prof. Chinedu Nebo, the former Minister of Power, and Prof. Aloysius Okolie, the Vice Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology.
Others were Igwe Joel Egwuonwu, Traditional Ruler of Umuawulu community, and other traditional rulers within Enugu State and South-East.