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George Gomez Presents Book to Vice President

Apr 9, 2009, 5:46 AM | Article By: Augustine Kanjia

The Executive Director of the Gambia National Olympic Committee, a devote Catholic recently presented his book titled, 'Dramatized Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ' to the Vice President of The Gambia at the State House in Banjul.

George F. Gomez, a founding member of the Catholic Knights of St. Peter and Paul who had served as the first Gambian Hospital Administrator of the RVTH for fourteen years, belonging to the St. Kizito's Parish at Bakoteh has written a dramatized fashion of Jesus Christ's passion covering the three Year Church Cycle of Year A, B and C.

George F. Gomez said the book is different because it is meant to change from the old fashion of only the priest reading with one or two others. "This time the drama will involve the whole Church. The book contains lessons of greed seen in how Jesus was sold, forgiveness is portrayed, as Jesus forgave those who killed Him, and the passion of love is included. This will help our youth," he said.

Addressing the gathering, Her Excellency, Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia applauded the effort of George Gomez and said he was presenting Jesus 2000 years ago in action. She said Rev. Norman Grigg, Chairman of the Methodist Mission, was right to say Catholics were doing more in bringing the Word of God to the people in their own languages. "This has attracted a lot of people, thus having more youth participation than other churches," she said.

She was happy to talk on behalf of His Excellency, Professor Dr. Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh who happens to be in charge of Religious Affairs. "You may be aware that he also has knowledge in Bible," Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy said. She said all sectors will help George F. Gomez including agencies, the media, the Education Department, the Christian Talk Show on the television, and the wider community. All prophets were wonderful people, they left a legacy. "Religion came to make us better people, to live in peace especially the young people."

Willy Joof of External Affairs, Therese Jatta Ndong of UNESCO, Rev. Norman Grigg, SoS Faye for Basic Education, spoke echoing the same theme. The UNESCO chief suggested that the book be written in different languages to enable all to access it.