Nairobi, 05 January, 2023 / 9:56 pm (ACI Africa).
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has eulogized Pope emeritus Benedict XVI who passed on in Rome on New Year eve as one who set out to reveal the beauty of God, truth, and “the deep sense of life”.
In his Thursday, January 5 homily during Requiem Mass of the 265th Catholic Pontiff, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen reflected on the late Pope’s theological works and described him as “a prophet of our times”.
“To reveal the magnificence of God, to reveal the beauty of the truth, to reveal the deep sense of life was the mission of Pope Benedict,” Archbishop van Megen said during the event that was held at Holy Family Basilica of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya.
The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya who also represents the Holy Father in South Sudan added that the former Pontiff who died at the age of 95 spent his whole life serving the mission of Christ.
He said that though the late Pope emeritus might have had some shortcomings as a human being, “he was a prophet in the world that is doing its best to expel God from the public sphere into the private sphere.”