Bukoba, 21 March, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has acknowledged with appreciation the selfless service offered by the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Bukoba in Tanzania as the Bishop celebrates 50 years since he was ordained a Priest.
Bishop Method Kilaini celebrated his golden jubilee on Saturday, March 19 at Mater Misericordiae Cathedral of Bukoba Diocese.
“To the titular Bishop of Tamalluma and the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Bukoba. When you celebrate your golden jubilee since you were ordained to the sacred priesthood in the Diocese of your birth, Bukoba, you, our brother, are close and unique in this sacred ministry,” Pope Francis says in a message that was read out during the March 19 event by Archbishop Gervas Nyaisonga, the Local Ordinary of Tanzania’s Mbeya Archdiocese.
The Holy Father adds in reference to Bishop Kilaini, “You have devoted yourself selflessly to serving God in the sacred priesthood and as a Bishop.”
“You have served with great effort as the faithful can testify,” Pope Francis continues in his message to Bishop Kilaini that was read out by the Archbishop of Mbeya who doubles as the President of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC).