Nairobi, 07 December, 2019 / 12:17 am (ACI Africa).
As the Catholic Church in Kenya prays for the beatification and subsequent canonization of the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga who could eventually become first native saint of the East African country, the newly appointed Vice Postulator, Fr. Lawrence Njoroge has, in an interview with ACI Africa Thursday, December 5, shared about his new responsibility, which was announced November 19 through a circular signed by Nairobi’s Archbishop John Cardinal Njue.
“I am very delighted and humbled to be associated in any way with the cause for beatification and canonization of Cardinal Otunga; it is a great honor,” Fr. Njoroge said.
He added, “I am very excited and I am eager to do what needs to be done.”
“As the Vice Postulator, I will be working with other people, as I provide leadership to move vigorously towards a certain direction, which is the declaration (of the Servant of God Otunga) as Venerable,” the Professor of Ethics and Development at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where he doubles as the Chaplain said during the Thursday interview.
Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Nairobi in 1981 by the Servant of God Otunga, Fr. Njoroge recalled the Cardinal’s impact in his education and career.