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Equity Bank donates KES 10 million towards Pope's visit

06 November 2015, 14:31 Biko Rading

Nairobi - Equity Bank has partnered with the Catholic Church as a platinum sponsor for the upcoming historic visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Kenya.

The Bank donated KES 10 million to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) to support ongoing preparations by the Catholic Church to welcome the Pope.

Speaking during the event held at Donum Dei Karen, Gerald Warui, Director of Operations Equity Bank said: “We value the existing relationship between Equity Bank and the Catholic Church and we remain committed to supporting the Church.”  

Bishop Philip Anyolo, Chairman of KCCB thanked the Bank for its benevolence and pledged to work with the company in its empowerment agenda.

“We congratulate this support from Equity Bank. We are all called to ordinance as Christians towards holiness….but this is not without faith. Your donation shows you are together with us. With faith, we can bring down mountains,” said Bishop Anyolo.

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Bishop James Wainaina, Chair of the Papal visit Fundraising Committee acknowledged the continuous support and existing relationship between the Bank and the Catholic Church.

“Equity Bank has been a banking institution that has been very close to the Church,” Bishop Wainaina said.

“We are happy that they have supported us not only in this particular function that we have but also in other activities.”

Equity Bank has also availed a collection account for resource mobilization towards this historic occasion as per details below:

Equity Bank Limited

Account No: 1400265245319

Account Name: KCCB – Pope – Visit

Branch: Westlands Supreme Centre

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