The newly consecrated Catholic Archbishop Dr. Edward Tamba Charles has expressed concern over the violent nature exhibited by Fourah Bay College students during the recently held Student Union elections.
The Archbishop made this known whilst delivering his homily on Sunday at the Saint Georges Catholic Church in Murray Town, where he said that the rate at which violence has been going on among the youths is something worth thinking about as these students are sent to these colleges by their parents for educational purposes and not for politics.
The Archbishop stated “I wish I had the opportunity to meet and talk with these students who are supposed to be role models and future leaders of this country. These attitudes are what they take down town to even the national politics and in the country as a whole.”
Archbishop Charles maintained that these are the same people who leaders use to wreck havoc in the country citing the example of Sam Bockarie of the RUF who he said was a school dropout and had command to kill people in the community.
The Archbishop also maintained that he has been watching with great concern the rate of unemployed youth in the country and that most of these youths are also unemployable.
He noted that it will be very difficult for the government or even other organisations to assist these youth.
Speaking on the theme transforming prayer words into action, the Archbishop said that words are easy to say but to live in accordance with them is difficult.
Explaining that even during marriages, couples take vows for better or for worse and they fail to actualize their vows, so at the end of the day these marriages fail.
Words he went on, require devotion and faithfulness for a life time “our prayers must lead us to action, prayer is not measured by length but devotion, willingness to translate these prayers into action.”
“Christians should never hesitate to cry out in prayer, pray hard but when you pray translate your prayers into meaningful actions.”
The Archbishop said that as the theme for his ordination was “put out in deep water, Luke 5: 1-11” he therefore called on all parishioners to trust in the Lord and allow Him “use you the way he wants.
His spirit will energize and mold us and we will use that for development.”
Archbishop Tamba Charles called on all lay faithful to pray for him as his task is not an easy one and that he can only succeed with the prayer of the parishioners.