Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged all Christians to cease from the use of phones in places of worship, adding that it is a sign of disrespect to God.
Speaking at the dedication of the Catholic Church of Visitation, Festac Town, Lagos on Saturday, the Archbishop said that the introduction of phone technology had made people lose their sense of humility and reverence for God while in Church.
His words: “Some Christians have turned their phones to Holy Bible, reading scriptures, news and researches with their phones during sermons.
“They have turned a positive invention to misplacement of priority; such an act does not show reverence to God and should be banned in places of worship.’’
He lauded the founder of Facebook, Mark Zukerberg, who recently visited the country, saying he displayed humility which should be emulated by users of these technologies.
The bishop also commended the priests and parishioners of the church for their sacrifice and dedication in setting up an edifice for worship within a short period.
“You have all laboured to build a befitting place of worship for God but it does not end there, you must build up your hearts for His comfort and dwelling.
“Then you should make sure you maintain the treasure by reverencing and keeping the structure in good condition,” he said.