Obi, Soludo congratulate Okpaleke on the cardinal ceremony

The Labor Occasion presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, congratulated the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Ekwulobia, His Eminence Peter Cardinal Okpaleke, who has canonically acquired the Crimson Hat from His Holiness, Pope Francis, at a consistory in Rome, on Saturday.

In his congratulatory message to Cardinal Okpaleke, Obi described him as an incredible blessing to not solely the Church in Nigeria, however the common Church.

Obi acknowledged that Okpaleke’s virtues of endurance, understanding and broad views on points stay a number of the worthwhile belongings which have saved him afloat in his priestly vocation.

“Thus, by this ecclesiastical operate, you might have grow to be a full Prince of the Common Church,” remarked Obi.

Obi praised Okpaleke’s exemplary conduct as a instructor, priest, administrator and bishop, saying that he has had nice experiences to assist him in his new ministry.

Obi stated: “Your priestly vocation has to this point been outlined by exemplary conduct, deep spirituality and the admirable high quality of letting God’s objective unfold in your life. Your maturity and prudence in disaster administration are suited to any senior managerial tasks.

“Together with your wealthy background in coping with individuals and constructing establishments, we’ve got little question that you’ll use your huge data and expertise in your new place as Cardinal, which you might have successfully positioned within the first place amongst lively clergy within the nation.”

When addressing journalists after the occasion at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Obi stated he was happy with the variety of Nigerians throughout the nation. areas and religions, who got here to determine with one other Nigerian at an incredible alternative. He stated that such a spirit of affection and unity could be very attribute of Nigerians. Obi stated such a spirit of unity, transcending tribe, is far wanted in Nigeria’s political house, particularly now that the nation had been badly injured by the collective impact of poor management.

He prayed to God to proceed to bless the cleric and provides him extra knowledge to maintain tending the flock underneath his care.

The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, additionally expressed his pleasure that one of many new cardinals is a Nigerian and particularly from Anambra.

He stated he was worthy of imitation, particularly now that the state would regain its place of honor.

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