Nairobi, 26 November, 2022 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has urged the people of God to initiate “popular devotion” to boost the cause for the canonization of the country’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga.
“We want to ask you, my dear people of God, to plan so that even here in your own Parish you have a popular devotion to pray and ask for the intercession of the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga,” Archbishop Philip Anyolo said November 20 during the Silver Jubilee and Family Day celebrations of Christ the King Embakasi Parish of Nairobi Archdiocese.
Archbishop Anyolo said it was important that the initiative for devotion begins in Nairobi Archdiocese hinting to the recognition of the Kenyan Servant of God who shepherded the people of God in the Archdiocese from October 1971 to August 1997 when he retired aged 74.
“Let’s not be afraid to have devotions organized by Priests and well recognized by the Diocese; we need to start this first here in the Archdiocese of Nairobi then it will spread elsewhere," the Kenyan Archbishop said.
He added, “It is us who are living that will see that the venerable and blessed stages are accomplished.”