Raila praises Sister Irene Stefani beatification
22 May 2015, 14:30
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has commended the local Catholic Church on the Beatification of Sister Irene Stefani 'Nyaatha'.
The late sister, renowned for the work she did during world war 1 in helping needy soldiers and the community at large will be recognized by the Catholic Church over the weekend in Nyeri town.
" The beatification of Sister Irene Stefani set for tomorrow is a
significant event in the history of our country and particularly that of
Christianity and our journey in faith," he said.
The former Prime Minister says that the beatification has
rallied the nation on the path of the much needed unity, quest for
tranquility and peace to our families and the country.
According to Raila, the event is
proof that good deeds never run out of fashion or season. That the human
race will always search for and honour those who do good is a critical
lesson I hope our country carries from this event.
" I congratulate
the Catholic Church in Kenya and the entire world for this once in a
life time event, which is also a miracle for our nation in several ways," he added.
" May God bless those who undertook the research for the Vatican that led
to the beatification. I join the rest of the nation in praying that all
goes well and that Sister Irene is beatified in a secure atmosphere
full of love, peace and dignity and that these ideals live to serve our
country and the people for whom Irene gave her own life," he finished.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will attend the main beatification mass in Nyeri over the weekend.
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