Nairobi, 12 September, 2019 / 11:49 pm (ACI Africa).
As the Church in Kenya celebrated Mass in memory of the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga last Friday, 16 years after his death, various faithful have expressed optimism in the process of his sainthood, regarding him as probably the first Kenyan-born saint in the making.
“Let us not lose hope but continue praying that the day may come and we celebrate the beatification of the servant of God,” John Cardinal Njue who presided over the memorial Mass told the congregation.
“Mine is to encourage you that the day will come,” Kenya’s second Cardinal added as he led hundreds of faithful at Holy Family Minor Basilica in marking the 16th death anniversary of Servant of God, Cardinal Otunga.
“I am very hopeful that we will one day celebrate him (Cardinal Otunga) as our saint, our first (Kenyan-born) saint,” Francisca Anthony who has fond memories of her interaction with the late Cardinal told ACI Africa at the memorial venue.
“We will reach that stage and refer to him as Blessed and then Saint Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga,” Ms. Anthony shared.