esus Christ remains the succour of
the sick and those who are heavily
burdened, the sure path to lasting
health and true happiness, says Arch-
bishop Alfred Adewale Martins.
He said this recently at a Mass held at
Holy Cross Cathedral to celebrate the
2020 World Day of the sick.
The Mass which was part of the ac-
tivities organized by the Directorate of
Health of the Archdiocese led by Sister
Theresa Afareha, was concelebrated by
the Cathedral Administrator, Rev Fr
Marcellinus Teko, the Director of So-
cial Communications, Rev Fr Anthony
Godonu and the Secretary to the Arch-
bishop, Rev Fr Vitalis Ezeigwe.
According to the Archbishop, the Day
is set aside by the church in order to de-
liver messages of hope to the sick and
“While on earth, those that were sick
approached Jesus with faith for healing.
As many as came to him were healed of
all their sicknesses. As many as touched
the helm of His garment received heal-
ing. Never ever lose hope. Touch the
garment of Jesus in prayers and be
He encouraged the sick to always be
encouraged by the words of Jesus when
He said “Come to me all you who are
overburdened and I will give you rest.”
He reminded them that God’s prom-
ises are never in vain and do not go un-
The Mass was attended by Catholic
doctors, nurses and health workers in
various medical fields in the Archdio-
cese of Lagos.
The highlight of the event was the
anointing of the sick people present at
the Mass. This was later followed by In-