In a Wednesday, March 15 report in the “Catholic Church News Zimbabwe”, Bishop Floro "soldiered to develop different faculties of the Diocese of Gokwe from human capital, social and infrastructural development."
"He expanded mission centers in the Diocese, opening opportunities for spiritual, social and economic growth for people in the once most rural Diocese," Br. Alfonce Kugwa says in the report, adding that the late Bishop was behind the development of the Diocesan Shrine and Minor Seminary.
Br. Kugwa says that the Bishop who previously served as the President of the Zimbabwe Catholic pooBishops’ Conference "developed amicable relationships with government and religious leaders that saw him acquire many formerly council and government schools which he transformed into mission schools."
"Bishop Floro’s leadership inspired many Christians in Gokwe who turned to the Catholic faith because of his humble and simple lifestyle," he says.
Br. Kugwa further says that the late Bishop "advanced the common good through his option for the poor, provision of education for the underprivileged and inclusive evangelization through projects that benefits almost all communities in Gokwe."
The leadership of the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Claretians) in Zimbabwe has also paid tribute to the deceased Bishop.
"If you have ever met Sekuru Angel Floro, you can be sure that you have met one of those called by Pope Francis 'saints of the next door'," Claretians in Zimbabwe say, and add that Bishop Floro "was a man of God, a good Shepherd, a great missionary, an example for his brothers and sisters."
As Claretians, they continue, “we had a special relationship with him. He was the Bishop who received us in Gokwe in 2002, when we arrived to Gwave Mission in our journey toward the establishment of a new mission in Zhomba, St. Claret Mission."
“Sekuru Floro, thank you for your vibrant testimony and continuous donated life! Pray for us and ask God to grant us the same pastoral zeal you had! Our Shepherd and brother, rest in peace!" they implore.
In another tribute published by “Catholic Church News Zimbabwe” on March 15, Moses T. Mazena eulogizes the late Bishop as “a great man of God in the apostolic priesthood; who lived a life of love and selfless service; always putting on that precious smile, and great love for the people of God.”