Friday, October 15, 2010

AFRICA: TANZANIA: VATICAN STARTS PROCESS OF CANONIZATION OF NYERERE

CISA report: The first president of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere passed away on October 14 1999 at St. Thomas More Hospital in London.
The Vatican started the process of his canonization and since then he is called 'THE SERVANT OF GOD' like His Eminence Maurice Cardinal Otunga of Kenya is called today.
Mwalimu Nyerere is credited for his exemplary Christian life, as a father and a commendable political leader in Tanzania and in Africa.
In commemorating this day, a memorial mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi on October 16, 2010, at 9:00 am.
Auxiliary Bishop Rt. David Kamau of Nairobi will be the main celebrant, while Rev. Dr. Laurent Magesa from Musoma Diocese- Nyerere's home place, will be the preacher of the day.
In the same mass, prayers will be held for the servant of God His Eminence Maurice Cardinal Otunga. SOURCE http://allafrica.com/stories/201010150932.html

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