Nairobi, 30 October, 2022 / 9:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has acknowledged with appreciation the five-decade Episcopal Ministry of a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, lauding him as a diligent and zealous servant who preached “the gospel truth to the people.”
In a message, which the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen, read out during the Episcopal Golden Jubilee celebration of Bishop Philip Sulumeti on Saturday, October 29, the Holy Father says the Bishop’s “untiring and wise” ministry has merited Papal “fraternal love and gratitude”.
“On the occasion of the golden jubilee of your episcopal ordination, we congratulate you for a long-lasting service which you diligently carried out, meriting our fraternal love and gratitude,” Pope Francis says in his message addressed to Bishop Sulumeti.
In his message, the Holy Father acknowledges the efforts the 85-year-old Kenyan Bishop who retired in December 2014 made in his evangelization ministry, described as the Catholic Bishop’s “zealous effort to study and preach the gospel truth to the people.”
“Equally, we congratulate you for being untiring and wise in the ministry for the good of Christ and of the Church,” the Pope says in his message that his representative in Kenya read out during the celebration held at Bukhungu Stadium of Kenya’s Kakamega County.