SCORES OF CATHOLICS AT CARDINAL OTUNGA 2014 WALK
Scores of Catholics, the Clergy, Religions and the laity on Saturday, September 6 walked for 12 kilometers as part of the Church’s activities, planned to mark the 11th anniversary on the passing on of the Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, the now declared as the Servant of God by the Church.
The Walk was flagged off by The Rt Rev David Kamau, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Nairobi on behalf of His Eminence John Cardinal Njue.
he Walk participants -young and old braved the chilly weather and were led by the Starehe Boys Band all along the way.
Addressing the Walk participants before flagging them off, Bishop Kamau thanked them for “showing solidarity with our beloved Cardinal Otunga.”
“Your participation is commendable in a sense that you are showing solidarity with a man, who is currently being considered for the Sainthood,” emphasized Bishop Kamau.
Among the Walk participants included the Cardinal Otunga Beatification process Vice Postulator, Brother Reginald Crux and a number of the central committee members of the Cardinal Otunga Beatification Office.
At mid-day, Bishop Kamau alongside six priests concelebrated over the memorial Mass on the life of Cardinal Otunga.
In his homily, he called on the Catholic faithful to consistently pray for the soul of Cardinal Otunga as well as participating in the financial support of the current beatification process on his life.
“The two are very important in the current beatification process on the life of Cardinal Otunga,” he stressed.
“Let’s all note that process is not just a Kenyan affair but belongs to the church universal,” he emphasized.
In his address, Brother Crux said the process has already completed its Diocesan phase and was now destined for the Second phase of the process otherwise referred to as the Roman phase.
“A report on the Diocesan phase was completed at the end of last year and subsequently dispatched to Rome in preparation for the second phase of the process,” he further told the assembled faithful.
Good news is that Rome has already perused the sent volumes of the report and has now given us a go ahead to begin to write a biography on Cardinal Otunga in readiness for the commencement of the second phase of the process, added Brother Crux.
He called on the local Church to support the process in all aspects. “Rome expects the local Church where the candidate from to show its support of the process through prayers and finance,” he underlined
Reported by Francs Njuguna