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19 buses ferry Catholic worshippers from Bungoma to Pope Francis festivities

25 November 2015, 21:32 Ben Wafula

Bungoma- Christ the King Cathedral Catholic Church in Bungoma town might have sent one of the largest delegations of worshippers to meet Pope Francis at the Nairobi University graduation Square.

The Church sent 19 school buses full of worshippers from across the County despite not receiving any financial support from the County government.

Christ the King Diocesan head Father Christopher Wanyonyi said that the Church with the massive following wanted to meet the Pope one on one and interact with him.

Addressing the press at the Church headquarters in Bungoma town, Fr. Wanyonyi said that the worshippers contributed their own money towards hiring of the buses and making their journey a success.

“We believe in God and that is why he has brought us this far, our worshippers gave out the little they had and with the help of the Church we managed to hire the buses to ferry them as they meet the Pope,” he said

Fr. Wanyonyi also disclosed that Bungoma Cathedral choir will perform and welcome the Pope to Kenya.

“Our Choir members will be one of the choirs that will entertain the Pope and I'm grateful that we have come this far we ask God to grant us energy so that we continue serving him in all capacities,” he said.

He said that they will welcome the Pope in style through their choir.

Christ the King Cathedral Church was started in 1991 with 1,000 worshippers but the worshippers have increased to 35,000 currently.

He said that apart from preaching the word of God they are also engaged in other projects like education and hospitals which offer services at affordable rates.

“With the availability of the county government we hope that they will help us with finances so that we can be able to set up many projects that will be beneficial to the church and the worshippers,” he said.

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