He alluded to reports about embezzlement of COVID-19 funds in Kenya explaining, “What we are witnessing over and over again is that we are living in a world where instead of helping the sick and the dying there is no shame in stealing from them. Look at the billions stolen from the COVID money.”
Humanity needs to exercise “true compassion, not false compassion where we sympathize with those who should be in jail,” Bishop Oballa who is at the helm of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) said.
“Humanity needs to restore a human heart that feels not only for others as a pity but also and mainly feeling with others and doing something about it,” the 62-year-old Kenyan Bishop said, and added, “We need to pray for this compassionate heart.”
“The last judgement will be based on concrete deeds of mercy that we perform on Christ in our brothers and sisters: the hungry that we fed, the thirsty that we gave a drink,” he emphasized.
On their part, representatives of Catholic communicators described the late Priest as “an icon of Church communication.”
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“Hereby lies an icon of Church communication. Hereby lies an icon of good news. Hereby lies an icon of patience; hereby lies an icon of kindness, God’s lover, Church suffering, of the Church militant, of Church triumphant,” they said in a message read by Fr. Frederick Njoroge, Director of Communications in Kenya’s Eldoret Diocese.
“Dom is a winner through Christ par excellence. The one who is communicating to us the beauty of the resurrection,” the Catholic communicators further said, and added, “Rest in peace Kenyan icon of Church communication.”
Magdalene Kahiu is a Kenyan journalist with passion in Church communication. She holds a Degree in Social Communications from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Currently, she works as a journalist for ACI Africa.