Nairobi, 28 November, 2020 / 5:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Graduands at a Kenya-based Catholic institution have been urged to foster stewardship in their leadership aspirations, putting to good use religious values for the “special care for God’s creation.”
Addressing the 2020 graduands at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Friday, November 27, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya, Archbishop Bert van Megen called for a “balanced approach to creation” characteristic of individuals “who know how to interpret the signs of time."
“As future leaders, it is your call and your duty to conserve our society and to have special care for God’s creation,” the Nuncio told the graduands during the 39th Graduation Ceremony that was held virtually and live streamed on social media platforms from the main campus in Nairobi.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya further told the graduands, “You would have to find answers for a more balanced approach to creation in which the human being is no longer considered as an absolute ruler but as a steward respecting creation in deepest assets."
“Leaders inspired by the fundamental values of religion, as you are, have a key role to play in combating climate change and finding adequate answers to the present COVID pandemic,” Archbishop Megen who also represents the Holy Father in South Sudan said.