Nairobi, 06 September, 2022 / 8:48 pm (ACI Africa).
Kenya’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, who is being considered for Sainthood, has been hailed as “a great gift to the Church” in the East African country and the world.
In his message on the Tuesday, September 6 memorial of Cardinal Otunga, the Vice Postulator for the course of the Cardinal’s beatification exuded confidence that the Cardinal’s journey to Sainthood was on the right course, and called for prayers for the process toward the stage of Venerable.
“We are here to give thanks because of the gift of the servant of God,” Fr. Lawrence Njoroge said during the event that was held at the Resurrection Garden in Karen, Nairobi.
Fr. Njoroge added in reference to the Kenyan-born Cardinal who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on 6 September 2003 at the age of 80, “Without a doubt, he was a great gift to the world; he was a great gift to the Church; he was a great gift to the Archdiocese of Nairobi and therefore we wanted to remember him.”
“We have remembered him with a lot of joy and gratitude. We will also be praying so that the process of the servant of God may make progress,” the member of the Clergy of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese said.