Nairobi, 07 May, 2023 / 9:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has urged the newly Consecrated Bishop of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru to foster “a humble church” that prioritizes service rather than the seeking of “the first position”.
In his homily during the Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka on Saturday, May 6, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen cautioned the candidate he was about to Ordain Bishop against clericalism.
“Dear Cleophas, I would like you to stand for a humble church, a church that is aware of its own failings, a church that is able to deal with the ignorant and the wayward and the sinner,” Archbishop van Megen told the 55-year-old Bishop-elect who was appointed Bishop for Nakuru Diocese in February.
Credit: ACI Africa
He urged him to foster “a church that is devoid of any clericalism, a church that doesn't boast on itself, doesn't want to have the first position.”