Nairobi, 19 November, 2021 / 9:16 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa have shared their best wishes with Archbishop Philip Anyolo on his appointment and his installation as the Local Ordinary of Kenya's Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN).
The installation of Archbishop Anyolo who was appointed as the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Archdiocese on October 28 to succeed John Cardinal Njue has been scheduled for Saturday, November 20 at St. Mary’s Msongari grounds, the venue that played host to Pope Francis in November 2015 during his meeting with women and men Religious and Clergy.
In a Friday, November 19 statement, the leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) says Archbishop Anyolo’s appointment “is certainly a gesture which shows the trust that His Holiness Pope Francis has in you as a leader and Shepherd of God’s flock.”
“As AMECEA Bishops, we thank God for this appointment, aware of the support which you gave to our association even when you were in the Diocese of Homabay and in Kisumu Archdiocese,” Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa say in the letter signed by the Chairman of AMECEA, Bishop Charles Kasonde of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese.
The Catholic Bishops whose Secretariat and institutions of learning and formation are located in Nairobi say they look forward to Archbishop Anyolo's "continued support" and pledge to collaborate with him.