The world has lost conscience of decency, morality, says Lagos Catholic archbishop

ARCHBISHOP Adewale Martins of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has condemned the recent attitude where some youths promote nudity instead of chastity in the name of entertainment.

The archbishop spoke during the final profession of seven reverend sisters of the Congregation of Eucharistic Heart of Jesus (EHJ) at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, in Lagos.

“Our musicians and the entertainment industry as a whole do not care about morality and fear of God anymore. They are busy promoting nudity through their profession,” he said.

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Martins urged Nigerians to pray for God’s mercy so that both the young and the old would be able to uphold chastity and practise obedience at the expense of nudity.

Martins said that the world had lost obedience and respect for chastity and morality and thus thrown morals and decency to the winds.

According to him, freedom has been mistaken for licence and that is one of the reasons the world today has lost the conscience of decency and morality.

He said that the world, comprising those in the religious circle and the rest of the society, had stopped seeing the need to practise chastity.

“There is no more obedience to chastity; we need to pray for our priests and religious leaders so that they will be able to avoid the various challenges facing them in the world,” he said.

He said that as the Catholic Church throughout the world celebrated the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary today, they should also uphold chastity which she symbolised during her life time.