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The Catholic Church all over the world on Sunday marked the solemnity of Christ the King.
The solemnity also known as Corpus Christi is celebrated every last Sunday of the liturgical calendar (34th week of ordinary time).

Originally, the solemnity Corpus Christi was to be celebrated on June every year, but due to raining season, it was shifted to the Solemnity of Christ the King, which is on the last Sunday of liturgical calendar.

It is always celebrated with a procession by different parishes, matching with colorful songs to the cathedral parish of the Diocese.

It was a flamboyant celebration in Awka Diocese as over 20 parishes proceeded to St Patricks Cathedral with different musical instruments.

Addressing the mammoth crowd, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. (Dr.) Paulinus Ezeokafor said the solemnity indicates that Jesus Christ is the father and King of all Universe.

He urged Christians all over the world to embrace Christ and allow Him take prominence in their lives.

The Bishop commended the faithful for their contributions in ensuring a peaceful procession, urging them to spread the word of God in their daily lives.



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