The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Enugu State, the Rev. Godfrey Onah, has urged young couples to refrain from using social media to solve marital problems as problems escalate.

Onah delivered the warning in a homily he delivered Tuesday at the Thanksgiving Mass marking the 80th birthday and 50th wedding anniversary of Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu, chairman of the Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers.

The mass was held at the Onuigba Palace in the former Kingdom of Ezema Olo within the Ezeagu Local Government Area of ​​Enugu State.

The bishop, who titled his homily “The Link Between Wisdom, Faith, Gratitude and Salvation,” said it was wrong that the entertainment industry was teaching young people that separations and divorce were still acceptable in society. .

According to him, it is negative and unacceptable that the entertainment industry presented “divorce” and answered “ex” as something good and appreciated in society.

“Most recent couples are quick to use social media, especially Facebook and WhatsApp, to easily share their challenges in their marital homes and families, which is just wrong.

“Two people living together sometimes have problems and it is better for the two people involved in terms of marriage (husband and wife) to work it out better and not involve multiple third parties through the social media space.

“I urge older couples to lead younger couples correctly and ensure that they tolerate and persevere in their marriages to preserve the institution of marriage instituted by the Lord Almighty,” he said.

On Agubuzu’s 80th birthday, the bishop thanked the monarch for putting God first and returning all gratitude, as well as pushing the frontier of Christianity and righteous living among his subjects.

“We have seen you walk and how peacefully and in the fear of God you have led this city and the state of Enugu. May God continue to bless you and your generation. Amen,” he added.

The mass was led by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Monsignor Callistus Onaga, who was represented by Monsignor Ernest Obodo, as well as many Catholic priests within Enugu State.